Welcome U.S. Colleges!We invite you to look at the CCTECC program and consider joining to provide quality training for your student teachers and to gain access to this great opportunity.
Why Was CCTECC Established?
The CCTECC program began in the late 1980s and the first student teachers went overseas in 1991. Several factors led to its creation. The original initiative for creating CCTECC came from leaders at international Christian schools. They believed that an overseas student teaching program would assist them in finding and recruiting teachers as well as benefit everyone involved. At the same time many Christian colleges were eager to provide overseas student teaching experiences for their education majors and saw it as a first step toward serving at an international school after graduation.
The overseas schools were also concerned about dealing with the different requirements each college had for their student teachers and colleges were concerned about trying to connect with so many overseas schools regarding possible placements. Thus, both international Christian schools and Christian colleges wanted a single entity who could arrange placements for student teachers as well as coordinate services and procedures.
Lastly, both colleges and overseas schools recognized that preparing student teachers well for their overseas assignment was crucial to their impact and effectiveness in the classroom. Thus, both groups placed great importance on preparing students (both personally and professionally) for their overseas assignment.
Who Can Join CCTECC?
How Can We Join CCTECC?
Benefits for the Colleges
What Are the Responsibilities of CCTECC Members?
What Is the Role of Interaction International in the CCTECC program?>
CCTECC has established policies for screening of students, procedures for effectively placing student teachers, materials to support the mentoring of student teachers in overseas placements by cooperating teachers and designated field supervisors, and materials to facilitate evaluation of performance of student teachers and of the CCTECC program.
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