Student teaching abroad functions very much like NMU’s semester-length exchange programs. Placements are set up one-on-one with NMU partners around the world.
The basic elements are:
- Attendance at pre-student-teaching meeting – usually two semesters before you plan to student teach; there is a box on the application to check, marked “Interested in International Assignment.”
- Satisfactory completion of major/minor and methods courses.
- Approval from the NMU School of Education, Leadership and Public Service and your academic adviser(s).
- A meeting in International Programs to discuss options and follow-up application requirements.
- A completed student teaching application (Education) AND overseas program application.
- Communication with the overseas cooperating institution/teacher and university-approved supervisor.
- Visa paperwork, immunizations, police clearance, as required.
- Pre-departure orientation, coordinated by International Programs.
- Program payment.
NMU has formal arrangements with the following organizations and institutions:
Educators Abroad (formal agreement pending) - English speaking placements in 50+ countries. Applications available online. Print and submit to International Programs.
Department of Defense Schools (DoDEA)
Application materials available in International Programs.
Other opportunities may be arranged on an individual basis. Contact Joe Lubig in the School of Education, Leadership and Public Service, 179 Whitman Hall.