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The Global Student Teaching Program at UMM
You know you're going to student teach.
But have you explored a world full of options?
Teach, research, serve: Make a world of difference through
Global Student Teaching at UMM.
UMM's GST program is open to all eligible college and university students.
You don't have to stay home to complete your student teaching requirement! For twenty years, the
Global Student Teaching Program (GST) at UMM has offered students
from around the world their choice of outstanding placements with host
schools in a wide variety of countries. University course credit
granted upon completion of program requirements.
Student teaching is one of the
most significant aspects of teacher
education programs. It provides students with an opportunity to
understand all dimensions of teaching and to begin to apply what they
have learned. All participants in the student teaching program play an
important role in providing the context in which a student can
demonstrate his or her ability to assume the responsibilities of a
full-time teacher. Like many schools, the University of Minnesota,
Morris (UMM) expects students to complete their student teaching
requirement in an unfamiliar community. Today's schools serve multi-ethnic
populations; teachers must be able to work effectively with students from different cultural backgrounds.
As the New Zealand Teachers Council puts it: "Teaching is a global
Sound interesting? Then click
here to e-mail Carol Cook, director of GST and
ELTAP at UMM. She'll be happy to provide more information.
all, you're not just tomorrow's teacher, you're tomorrow's global
Through UMM's Global Student Teaching program, you'll have the opportunity to learn first-hand how culture affects teaching and
learning. Your experiences in the field will provide valuable insight into how curriculum and instructional practices are influenced
history, religion, and social norms.
You'll also discover that educational dilemmas are not limited to any one continent, nation, or local
context...and that you can make a difference. Come, be a teacher and researcher, contributing to the field of education.
Gain leadership and collaboration skills, meet required standards of effective practice, and grow as an education professional through GST at
UMM Global Student Teaching in Ireland
Please note: During the student teaching experience at global sites,
preservice teachers meet program requirements and complete any assignments
that are required by their home institutions. Successful completion of
Global Student Teaching at UMM leads to recommendation for teacher
licensure through students' home institutions.