Educate U.S.


Educate U.S. provides teacher licensure candidates the opportunity to cultivate their views and broaden their perspective of education through an intensive weeklong classroom experience in partner school districts across the country.

As Educate U.S. participants, candidates work side-by-side with mentor teachers observing in classrooms, preparing lessons, and engaging in co-teaching strategies.  Beyond the classroom, candidates participate with students and community members in a variety of extracurricular and community events, further enriching their experience. Participants of the Educate U.S. experience are eligible to Engage PLUS transcript notation.

Application Process

The College of Education (COE) will be accepting applications for our January 2020 Educate U.S. experience. The online application process will close Nov. 6, 2019.

You must be admitted to one of the following COE programs of study and have an anticipated student teaching date of spring 2021.

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Middle-Level Teaching
  • Physical Education
  • Special Education

An information session will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 4:30 p.m. in Gabel 01D (Learning Center classroom). Please join us to learn more about our upcoming trip!

All finalists will be required to attend an interview with the selection committee. If selected to participate, you are required to attend two planning sessions prior to the trip as well as provide reflective feedback.

Online Application