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Student Teaching Study Abroad Opportunities

Four-week Student Teaching Opportunities

Four-week Student Teaching Opportunities

Student teaching at Emporia State University is traditionally a 16-week placement at an elementary or secondary school in Kansas, however you can customize your experience by serving four weeks in a school out of state or out of the country.

The Teachers College wants to expand your professional opportunities, so we have created several four-week student teaching placements. In these placements, you will complete 12 weeks of student teaching in Kansas first and then complete a special four-week opportunity to conclude the student teaching semester.

To qualify, you must complete all graduation requirements including the Kansas Performance Teaching Portfolio by the end of the 12-week student teaching placement. You must also receive approval from your advisors and department chair, and, for the international placement, complete a satisfactory interview with the Office of International Education.

Options for Four-week Placements

  • BINUS University Laboratory School (Grades 1-12)
    Jakarta, Indonesia
  • The American School of Asunción (Grades 1-12)
    Asunción, Paraguay
  • Kortepohja Elementary School English speaking classes (Grades 1-6)
    Jyväskylä, Finland
  • Viitaniemi School English speaking classes (Grades 7-9)
    Jyväskylä, Finland
  • Select elementary and secondary schools in Germany and Denmark
  • Student teaching with a member of the National Teachers Hall of Fame
  • Student teaching in select districts in southwest Kansas (Grades K-6), other school districts, private schools or charter schools


For student teaching abroad, applications are available from either Elementary Advising Office at the beginning of Block 2 or Dr. Amanda Lickteig at the beginning of Phase I. You will need to enter in the necessary information and secure the necessary signatures. The International Education Office must also approve the placement. International liability insurance is required and is available for free by being a student member of the National Education Association.

For student teaching with a member of the National Teachers Hall of Fame, applications are available from Carol Strickland, Visser Hall, Rm 114, 620-341-5660.

For student teaching in a different school district, private school or charter school, please work with the Elementary Advising Office (elementary) or Office of Field Placement and Licensure (secondary) to find a placement. Approval for the placement requires the principal of the placement site and either Dr. Jerry Liss (elementary) or Shannon Hall (secondary) to sign an agreement.

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