An overseas student teaching experience isn't a dream but a reality! The CCTECC program allows education majors from member colleges to do their student teaching at overseas schools. Students, who are approved by their education department, are placed by Interaction International.
The CCTECC program began in 1990 and has grown to include 22 member institutions. This year approximately 100 education majors will go overseas to do their student teaching. To date, more than 1,000 students have gone to assignments at more than 130 schools overseas.
Benefits of Student Teaching Overseas:
- Valuable preparation for teaching in an international Christian or international school setting
- Expanded cultural perspectives and worldview.
- Broadened view of education and expanded knowledge base for developing one's approach to education.
- Develop valuable cross-cultural skills
- Enrich one's academic background through first-hand experience in a
foreign country and culture
- Build self-confidence and self-esteem through the experience of travel and independent activity
Steps in the CCTECC Process:
- Apply for admission to the CCTECC program at the Education Department of your college/university. (Get application form from your department or download the application here)
- Receive acceptance from the Education Department of your college/university.
- Send CCTECC application to Al Gurley for processing and placement (P.O. Box 158, Houghton, NY 14744)
- Attend REQUIRED Pre-Experience Orientation. This training is provided twice each year: spring and fall. Students should plan to attend the seminar closest to when they will go overseas.
Currently, the following colleges/universities are members of CCTECC. Click on your college to find the CCTECC contact person: