University of Northern Iowa Out of State and International Student Teaching… A World of Opportunities !
The Mission of the Program… • To develop cross cultural competencies that will enhance the student’s professional teaching abilities through an international student teaching experience
“Students First” • At the University of Northern Iowa, we believe that students have the ability to make wise choices with regards to their future careers.
You can choose… • …go as an individual, …or with a group • …go to an established site, …or be a trailblazer • …go to a site that you request, …or to a site that has requested you!
American / International Schools • Private K-12 college preparatory schools • Multi-cultural student body and faculty • English is language of instruction • Austria, Aruba, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Holland, Honduras, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, Madagascar, Namibia, Russia, Tanzania, Thailand, Scotland
Department of Defense Schools • Located on US military bases around the world • English is the language of Instruction • Serve the students of US military personnel • Belgium, England, Germany, Guam, Holland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Okinawa
Host Country Schools • English Speaking Countries • Public neighborhood school • Australia, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland
Native American Schools • Located in the US, in areas with large Native American populations • Administered by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Tribal Agencies, Charter Schools, Public Schools • Located both on and off reservations • Alaska, Arizona, New Mexico, Washington
Who Can Participate? • Any teacher education major student in good standing • English K-12 endorsement areas: • Social Studies Music, P.E., Art, Drama, • Mathematics Library / Media • Science Speech Pathology • Elementary Education ESL Education • School Counseling Foreign Language • Special Education (limited)
Getting Started… Go to: www.uni.edu/stdteach/centers/int/index.htm • Letter of eligibility from the Director of Student Teaching at your university stating you are eligible to complete student teaching. • A copy of the application that your university uses for student teaching • Name, address, phone, email & fax of the contact person at your university
Transcripts Two photos Resume Two letters of recommendation UNI Application Mental Habits Form Getting Started, cont…
Getting started, cont… • DoDDS application & results of Criminal Background check (if requesting a Department of Defense Dependents School) OR • Personaland Professional Information Form (for all other schools) • Waiver of Liability Form • $750 deposit • $750 remaining balance due within 30 days of accepting a placement(SCSU pays $434 of this balance)
The Student’s Responsibility • Submit application to: Leigh Martin University of Northern Iowa Office of Student Field Experiences 507 SEC Cedar Falls, Iowa 50614-0617 • Submit all electronic forms to Leigh.Martin@uni.edu • Deadlines are: • September 15 for Spring placements • January 15 for Fall placements
Student’s Responsibility, Cont. • Screening Interview by phone • Exit Interview by phone • Housing arrangements • Travel Arrangements • Passport / Visa / Vaccinations / Background Checks • Submit all academic work to UNI coordinator
On-site supervisor Local university contact Administrator Retired teacher / administrator Bi-Weekly Observations Midterm / Final Conference UNI Coordinator Academic work Bi-weekly Reflections Recommend grade to home university Student Support
Jennifer KiehlArt Education, SCSUAmerican School of YaoundéCameroon • “My decision to come to Africa was one of the best I've made. It has helped me feel more comfortable in mixed culture situations, enriched my sense of non-European art and simply brought me back down to earth. Living in the United States for so long can really warp your sense of reality. It reminded of what is really important in life.” Jennifer Kiehl, Art Education American School of Yaounde, Cameroon
Karen Hall ESL & Elementary EducationGrace International School Thailand • “This 5th grade class is quite different than any class I have ever worked with! They are from all over the world! I have students from Germany, England, Korea, New Zealand, Australia, Thailand and the U.S. I absolutely love it! They are diverse in backgrounds, however, they are still kids and they have the same struggles and fun the world over.”
Taryn Stein Elementary Education Kayenta Community SchoolArizona • "I am different because I am not a casual observer--I have torched my presumptions, reset my inhibitions, and actually lived among the Navajo--teaching their children and participating in a culture of tradition and dignity that is as complex as it is majestic."
For More Information Contact:Office of Student Field ExperiencesSEC 509Cedar Falls, Iowa 50614-0617Phone: 319-273-2202 Fax: 319-273-7298 Janey Montgomery 319-273-6804 Leigh Martin 319-273-3393 Cheryl Timion 319-273-5876 Lowell Hoeft 319-273-7084 Maria Henning 319-273-3839