Education

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These pages are currently under revision, and may not have a complete list of programs. Please contact Hannah Nevitt to explore all program options.

The following programs offer significant coursework and field immersion opportunities for Education. This is meant to highlight a variety of programs by region. Please note there are many other options available beyond what is listed. This is not a guaranteed list for credit transfer. Students must obtain department advisor approval for fulfilling degree requirements. Students must apply to both the provider through the links below, and to WWU Education Abroad

University Catalogue Information: Early Childhood Education P-3 Option, BAE, Early Childhood Special Education, BAE, Special Education, BAE, Early Childhood Special Education P-3 and Early Childhood Education P-3 (Dual Endorsement), BAE

Note that these are not the only degree programs in their respective fields.

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Advisor

Janna Cecka

Advisor for Secondary Education

Office: MH 201A

Maria Timmons Flores, Ph.D.

Professor, ELL / Bilingual Education Program

Office: Miller Hall 302E

Advising Info

After you decide on a program and the courses you will take abroad, you must complete the Departmental Academic Advising Esign Form with your academic advisor. The form must be completed before your program commences. Since many Education majors are “tracked” or “lock-step,” students interested may consider going abroad during their sophomore year to complete GURs or a combination of coursework so as not to be limited to summer only options after starting major coursework.

Review Your Degree Works  

Web4U > Student > Student Records > Degree Works. Follow steps to see what you have completed, and what you still need for your degree plan. At least 50% of the credit hours required for the major/minor must be earned at Western.   

An official transcript from your program must be sent to Education Abroad for processing upon completion of your program.  

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Program Options

Study Abroad Provider

  • Independent organizations that facilitate or administer study abroad programs for students
  • Quarter, semester, academic year, calendar year, and summer
  • Pay a program fee that includes tuition, housing, etc. (varies)
  • More services provided
  • Often includes excursions, onsite pickup, varied housing options
  • Part time internships can be available for credit

Faculty-led Global Learning Program

  • WWU faculty organize and lead academic programs abroad
  • Quarter, summer, and academic breaks
  • Earn WWU credits and learn from WWU faculty abroad while studying with other WWU students
  • Pay tuition and fees at WWU in addition to a program fee for onsite costs

Western Exchange

  • Bilateral agreements between WWU and universities abroad to exchange students
  • Chance of placement is high
  • Semester and year-long options
  • Pay WWU in-state tuition and mandatory fees
  • Room & board paid onsite
  • Take courses with international students at universities abroad
  • Eligibility requirements vary
  • More independent and less services

ISEP Exchange

  • ISEP stands for International Student Exchange Program
  • Students can choose from over 135 universities in 36 different countries
  • Students provide ISEP with a list of preferred sites. Chance of placement varies from site to site.
  • Semester & year-long options only
  • Pay WWU in-state tuition and mandatory fees
  • Room & board paid to WWU
  • Take courses with international students at universities abroad
  • More independent and less services provided

Research, Fellowships & Grants

Princeton in Asia Fellowship - Teaching and Service Field Placements in Asia Post Grad

While more than half of the Fellows are employed as English teachers at universities, colleges, and high schools, there are also specialized positions with organizations that contribute to the following global issues: education, environmental sustainability, public health, media, economic development, and peace, justice, and access to information.

Award amount: Local stipend paid directly by the host organization. The stipend is intended to cover the cost of safe housing, clean food and drinking water, basic telecommunications, and local travel.

Teach & Learn in Spain Graduate Program - Instituto Franklin - UAH

The Teach & Learn in Spain Graduate Program was established to provide English speakers the opportunity to earn a master’s degree while living in Spain. This innovative program allows students to gain hands-on experience in the classroom and earn a master’s degree in just one year while receiving a monthly stipend. This program is accredited by the University of Alcala and is worth 60 ECTS credits.

UK Fulbright: UCL Faculty of Education and Society Award

The living stipend is intended as a contribution towards general maintenance costs towards the first year in the UK.

In the UK, master's degrees are typically one-year programmes (full-time).

Award amount: Full tuition waiver, £17,609 living stipend, $1500 travel stipend

Fulbright Fellowship/Student Program

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers research, study, and teaching opportunities in over 140 countries to recent graduates and graduate students.

Award amount: Subject to the availability of federally-appropriated funds

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

For Pell Grant eligible students

Award amount: Grants averaging up to $3,000 for Summer, $5,000 for Semester/Quarter, $8,000 for Critical Language Study

Africa

Botswana

  • ISEP Direct - University of Botswana, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

    Courses in English

    • Introduction to Exceptional Children, Introduction to Educational Psychology, Foundations of Developmental Psychology, Methods in Teaching School Subjects to Students with Mental Retardation/ Intellectual disabilities, Educational Assessment and Identification of Students with Disabilities, Developmental Approach and Behavioural Management of Students with Disabilities/Difficulties, Service Delivery Approaches in Special Education, Foundations of Multi-Cultural Literacy Education, 

Morocco

  • ISA Service Learning - Meknes, Morocco, Summer Quarter

    $3,590 4-week summer.  Placement site, housing, meals & airport pickup.

    Additional $275 for 3 quarter credits

    • Placements 
      • Community Support Center- Participants may assist in teaching English, designing specialty workshops and classes, and recreational activities for all ages.
      • Women's Development and Vocational Training Foundations - Many of the educational courses teach artisan skills (embroidery, calligraphy, literacy) to increase employment opportunities and/or assist the women in starting their own businesses. Participant opportunities may include organizing logistics, preparing lesson plans, and teaching English to the women. Additional help may be needed with fundraising, marketing, or creating a social media presence or website development to help the women sell their products.
      • Cultural Center - participants will have opportunities to help with teaching various classes, including English, computer science, dance classes, sports, music, video editing, theatre, photoshop, drawing and painting, coaching, cinema.

South Africa

Asia

Japan

Malaysia

South Korea

Central America

Costa Rica

  • ISA Service Learning - San Jose, Costa Rica, Summer Quarter

    $3,350 4-week summer. Placement site, housing, meals, airport pickup. Additional $275 for 3 quarter credits

    • Placements 
      • After School Program - engage children by facilitation recreational activities, art, and music projects
      • Public School - K-12, teacher's aide, tutoring, TESOL
      • Education Center for People with Disabilities - visual and hearing impairments, speech & occupational therapy, music, art, physical education, dietary guidance, recreational activities
      • Bilingual School - PK-12 school's mission on civic commitment, personal growth and environmental conservation. Teacher's Aide, TESOL, Physical Education
      • Youth Development Center - youth education and recreation programming - TESOL, Technology, Human Resources, activities

Puerto Rico; USA

Europe

Czech Republic

England

France

Germany

  • ISEP - Teaching Internship in Germany - TU Dortmund - Pay In-State Tuition and Fees!, Spring Quarter, Fall Quarter
    • No German language required. 
    • Access to a Free 4-week German Intensive Course

    Through TU Dortmund University's cooperation with area schools we are able to organize full-time English-language teaching internships in a variety of subjects (grades K-12). Credit is earned through TU Dortmund University. This program is a great opportunity for students to earn contact hours for Student Teaching requirements; students can earn 15 U.S. credits by teaching for a minimum of 3 months for 30-40 hours per week.

Ireland

  • ISA Service Learning - Galway, Ireland, Winter Quarter

    $3,895 4-week summer. $4,950 6-week. Placement site, housing, airport pickup. * June 12 start date so may not be an option for summer 2024 with our later finals week*

    Additional $275 for 3 quarter credits

    • Placements 
      • Center for People with Autism - Participants may support and supervise children of various ages with Autism Spectrum Disorder in a range of clubs and activities.
      • Family Support Center - The center also runs an activity group that aims to promote social inclusion through arts and crafts, sports, drama, and cooking projects, youth exchanges, day trips, mid-term and summer camps, yoga and meditation, cooking classes, grinds (tutoring), as well as workshops on building healthy relationships and improving I.T skills.
      • Support Center for Individuals with Disabilities - The aim is to enhance the well-being of the family unit through fun and recreational activities including music, art, and play therapy as well as guardian(s) support mechanisms. 

Italy

Malta

  • ISEP - University of Malta - Pay In-State Tuition and Fees!, Spring Semester, Academic Year
    • One of the most LGBTQ+ friendly locations in Europe
    • Academic year and Spring semester options.
    • Great for English courses in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
    • Airport Pickup Available
  • ISEP Direct - Malta - University of Malta , Spring Semester, Academic Year
    • One of the most LGBTQ+ friendly locations in Europe
    • Academic year Direct and spring semester options. Academic year starts from $21,500 - $23,500. 
    • Great for English courses in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
    • Airport Pickup Available

Scotland

Spain

  • ISEP - Universidad Pública de Navarra - Pamplona - Pay In-State Tuition & Fees!, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

    Good Chance of Placement.

    Students taking all courses in English need A1 level of Spanish. If you plan to take courses in Spanish you need B1 level of Spanish.

    English & English Friendly courses in:

    • Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education
  • ISA Study Center - Seville Summer , Summer Quarter

    Summer 2 offers a course in:

    • Education, Diversity and Multiculturalism
      • This course examines the impact of age, gender, race, ethnicity, origin, social class, religion, language and other aspects of social identity on the teaching / learning process. Migration flows have turned any classroom into a meeting point of cultures. Students will make a key practical approach in their professional development. 
      • Experiential learning component: 
        -    Students are offered to collaborate in an NGO or School for at least 2 hours per week. 
    • This program offers Intermediate + levels of Spanish language study and courses in English.
  • ISA Health & Natural Sciences, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter, Academic Year

    English courses in:

    • Teaching Internship, Play as a Therapeutic and Educational Tool, Mediation & Family Orientation, Metabolism & Nutrition, Sleep Disorders, Nutrition & Dietetics,  
  • ISEP Direct - Business & Education in Murcia, Spain, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter, Academic Year
    • Recommended for Elementary Education. *Students need A2 level of Spanish for courses in English.
  • ISEP - Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio - English Teaching Assistant Internship - Pay In-State Tuition & Fees!, Academic Year

    Teaching English/Language Internship program. 18 quarter credits.

    • Earn an additional 175€ per week depending on the hours you want to teach. Students participating in this program can therefore expect a total monthly stipend of 900€ to 1000€. 
    • In addition to the combined ISEP housing and meals stipend, students in this program can earn a stipend for teaching English as a language and cultural assistant.
  • CEA - Alicante - Humanities and Social Sciences, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter
  • ISA Study Center - Seville Semester or Academic Year, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter, Academic Year

    Spanish at all levels + courses in English

    • Education, Diversity and Multiculturalism
      • This course examines the impact of age, gender, race, ethnicity, origin, social class, religion, language and other aspects of social identity on the teaching / learning process. Migration flows have turned any classroom into a meeting point of cultures. Students will make a key practical approach in their professional development. 
      • Experiential learning component: 
        -    Students are offered to collaborate in an NGO or School for at least 2 hours per week. 
    • Other courses of interest:
      • Food Science & Nutrition, International Migration: Trends, Causes and Impacts, Intro to Global Studies, Second Language Acquisition: Theory and Practice, Social Justice and in/Equity in Global Societies, Social Psychology

Sweden

Various

  • Euro Scholars Research Study Abroad, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

    Research Study Abroad, projects in Belgium, Netherlands, and Switzerland. https://euroscholars.eu/research-projects

    Switzerland: Considering Cultural Diversity within Education Systems: International and Comparative Studies, Exploring individual differences in learning, Individual differences in Learning and transfer

    Belgium: Parenting and Special Education

Middle East

United Arab Emirates

North America

Oceania

Australia

New Zealand

Saskatchewan

Canada

South America

Argentina

Chile

  • ISEP - Universidad Católica del Norte - Pay In-State Tuition & Fees!, Spring Quarter, Fall Quarter
  • ISA Service Learning - Valparaiso, Chile, Summer Quarter

    $3,450 4-week summer. Placement site, housing, meals, airport pickup. Additional $275 for 3 quarter credits

    • Placements 
      • Center for Infantile Nutrition
      • Technical High School - education - TESOL
      • Community Center- community development, family & youth development - sustainability, education, dance, art, cooking, TESOL, yoga, art therapy, human resources, marketing
      • English Language Institute - TESOL, education, teaching
      • Educational Center for Children with Disabilities - primary education, art workshops, speech therapy, occupational therapy

Ecuador

Various