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Study Abroad Study Abroad - Teacher Education

Information for teacher education students who wish to study abroad is identified below.

  • We recommend all education students who are interested in studying abroad to meet with their academic advisors to explore the possibility of this experience. 
  • We strongly recommend the experience be scheduled during the sophomore year.
  • Courses that may be transferred to WIU from abroad and count in the individual academic plan will most likely be core classes. 
  • Field (pre-student teaching) and Clinical (student teaching) experiences completed abroad will not take the place of field/clinical experiences in the U.S. due to ISBE (Illinois State Board of Education) and NCATE requirements for the education programs.
  • The Illinois State TAP (Test of Academic Proficiency) Test must be successfully completed prior to studying abroad.
  • Study abroad coursework taken in the summer should not delay graduation.
  • Bilingual and foreign language education majors should anticipate a full semester abroad.  Summer programs do not provide the depth of study needed for successful completion of the State Content Test and Verbal Test as well as successful student teaching.

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Questions may be directed to Jacqlin Richmond, Coordinator of University Field and Clinical Experiences, Horrabin Hall 91.  Phone#:   309-298-1281  Email:  J-Richmond@wiu.edu