EducatorsAbroad Student Teaching (EAST)
School based experiences and student teaching are significant aspects of teacher education programs. These experiences provide students opportunity to understand all dimensions of teaching and to begin to apply what they have learned. Everyone involved in the EAST
program recognizes the importance of providing an appropriate context through which prospective educators can develop and demonstrate their ability to assume responsibilities of a full-time teacher.
offers prospective teachers the opportunity to:
- Apply knowledge and skills acquired in teacher education course work and school based teaching experiences.
- Demonstrate attitudes consistent with good teaching.
- Effectively perform professional duties deemed important in each school setting.
- Explore and apply multiple principles of learning and multiple teaching strategies.
- Explore the role of teacher in the schools and begin to identify with that role.
- Develop entry level competence in the full range of teaching functions as defined in relevant teaching standards.
- Demonstrate awareness, and apply principles, of professional and ethical behavior.
- Assess, along with university and school personnel, the student’s present competence and potential for growth as a teacher.
faculty (professional educators around the world) are committed to creating student teaching opportuni-ties within a global context, assisting each participant in developing their professional talents as they enter our global profession, and assuring graduates are to prepare their students for life in our global community.
- University program approval required & meet state certification requirements
- EA has been placing students abroad for over 20 years
- 10 week placements
- English language based schools, state or private (placements available for all endorsements except Special Education)
- Internship is progressive and requires that you take on full time teaching responsibility
- Placements in over 50 countries
- Summer placements available in the Southern Hemisphere
- Application Due Dates (note: the earlier the better for placement opportunities):
- Placements for January—March: Due October 15 (WWU petition due by May 15)
- Placements for May—July: Due: February 15 (WWU petition due by September 15)
- Placements for August—October: Due March 15 (WWU petition due by December 15)
- EducatorsAbroad tuition covers: placement and supervisor fees, medical/professional insurance, honorarium to the school, overhead
- Student is also responsible for airfare, room/board, passport/visa, miscellaneous
- Housing is student’s responsibility, but host school and EA personnel may be able provide assistance.
Step 1: Petition submitted to WWU Office of Field Experiences
Step 2: Submission of documents such as autobiography, coursework, background clearance, payment of deposit
Step 3: If approved, you will be instructed to complete the EducatorsAbroad application.
Step 4: Complete the WWU Educators Abroad application (required by WWU) one quarter in advance of placement start
Please contact the WWU Office of Field Experiences, Miller Hall 150, 360.650.3309 for more information.