Educate Global

 

Do you love to travel and are interested in teaching in diverse classrooms as well as experiencing foreign cultures? Or are you thinking about a career overseas?

Check out Educate Global, the NIU College of Education’s unique opportunity for hands-on multicultural teaching. We partner with school districts from around the world to provide first-hand experiences with different cultures, international colleagues and a support system for both your teaching and your explorations of your host country.

Ultimately, Educate Global prepares you for global employment opportunities and sets you apart from your peers in the job search process with a transcript notation. Best of all, your compensation package for this non-credit experience includes round-trip airfare along with room and board.

Summer 2019 Opportunities


Liminka, Finland

You will participate in a two week program at Ojanperä School (grades 1-4) where you will become familiar with Finnish education. The experience includes project work focusing on the Finnish Comprehensive School Curriculum, Content and Language Integrated Learning method, classroom management, lesson plan preparation, project work guidance and an introduction to the education of the Sami (indigenous people of northern Europe) Language and Culture in Finland. You'll provide American cultural presentations to elementary school children.

Timing

May 10 – May 27, 2019 (tentative date)

Accommodations

Round-trip airfare and ground transportation upon arrival in Finland are provided. Housing/meals will be provided by host families.

Eligibility

Undergraduate students who have been fully admitted and are taking classes in their professional sequence in one of the following licensure programs:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Middle Level Teaching and Learning
  • Physical Education
  • Special Education

Graduate students in the above licensure programs currently holding a teaching license or that can provide verification of classroom teaching experience.

Note: Since the Finland program will focus on grades one through four classroom teaching, preference will be given to Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education and Special Education majors.


Taipei, Taiwan

You will participate in a three week program that includes two weeks at the National Taipei University of Education (NTUE) and one week visiting Taiwanese schools in Miaoli, Tainan and Kaohsiung. The NTUE program will engage in learning basic Mandarin, educational technology integration application and visiting Taipei schools where such technology has been deployed. The final week of the program offers the opportunity to compare and contrast rural and urban, public and private schools. Educate Global participating students will provide American cultural presentations to elementary school children.

Timing

Mid-to-late-May to mid-June 2019 (dates to be formalized soon)

Accommodations

Round-trip airfare and ground transportation upon arrival in Taiwan, are provided. Housing/meals will be provided by NTUE or at local hotels.

Eligibility

Undergraduate students who have been fully admitted and are taking classes in their professional sequence in one of the following licensure programs:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Middle Level Teaching and Learning
  • Physical Education
  • Special Education

Graduate students in the above licensure programs currently holding a teaching license or that can provide verification of classroom teaching experience as also eligible.

Note: Since the Taiwan program will focus on technology use and integration, preference will be given to applicants with a stated interest in technology.

Information Session

Session will be held Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 at 6 p.m. Please log in to Adobe Connect.

Application

Completed applications must be submitted by Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, 4 p.m.

Educate Global Application

Contact Us

Dean's Office
General Information
Phone 815-753-1949
Graham Hall 321

Student Services
Phone 815-753-8352
Gabel Hall 138

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