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Intercultural Student Teaching
The Intercultural Student Teaching (IST) Program at Capital University is an optional, challenging and rewarding supplement to conventional in-state student teaching through which participants request placements in cooperating schools, families and communities in Australia, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Ecuador, England, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Scotland, Spain, Tanzania or Wales. Participation in the IST program
does not extend your time at Capital, as it is completed during your regular semester of student teaching. Capital University students seeking licensure in early childhood, secondary and intervention education as well as music and art education may participate in the program.
The IST program is organized around three stages:
During the preparatory phase, project applicants will:
In partnership with Global Gateway for Teachers, Capital University is now offering Navajo Nation Program, another unique student teaching and cultural immersion experience. Student teachers live and work for a full semester on a Navajo Reservation in Arizona, New Mexico or Utah. There, they teach in either a public reservation school or a Bureau of Indian Education school. In exchange for room and board in reservation dorms, student teachers coordinate after-school activities for students staying in the dorms, provide tutoring and homework assistance, or help in the dorm cafeteria. The goal is to become a part of the community. Student teachers may visit students’ homes, develop personal friendships with the adults they work with at school and in the dorms, attend tribal council meetings, and observe and participate in tribal celebrations and ceremonies.
Reagan Stone is an education major who decided to
take a different approach to the student teaching experience. Unlike many of
her peers, who will student teach in Ohio, Reagan is venturing farther away
from home to a place where the culture is vastly different. She will spend the
entire 16 weeks student teaching in the Navajo Nation at a school in the Four
Corners Region of northeastern Arizona. ...
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