(In collaboration with Indiana University)
Before completing the student teaching application, the student might consider other student teaching opportunities, which have led to very high employment success:
American Indian Reservation Project
- Placements are in schools serving American Indian youth on the Navajo Reservations of New Mexico, Arizona and Utah.
- Placements span 17 full weeks in the Navajo Nation.
- Participants live in Bureau of Indian Affairs dormitories and contribute to the afterschool "dorm life" program.
- Placements are in schools in England, Wales, Scotland, Republic of Ireland, India, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan and Kenya.
- Participants student teach at least 10 weeks in Indiana, followed by 8 to 10 weeks overseas.
- Participants live with families in their overseas communities.
Features of Both Projects
- Preparation for the host culture and education system, issues and conditions of the placements sites, and participant responsibilities while on-site.
- Friendships with members of the host culture and participation in their daily tasks of life.
- On-site academic component through which participants process their school, community and cultural experiences and observations, and generate professional and personal changes and adaptations built upon new learning.
- Graduate-level credit earned in addition to student teaching credit.
- Up to 90% employment success upon completion of the Projects.
- Placements available for elementary, secondary, and all grade majors.
Purposes for Enrolling
- Cross-cultural teaching and living experience.
- Contribute to development and acceptance of cultural pluralism study and contribute to American Indian and overseas education.
- Adapt teaching styles and strategies to the culture of the pupils.
- New friends, self-fulfillment, increase confidence.