All future teachers take at least one course in child development. These courses provide an opportunity for an examination of child rearing in different cultures and its implications for teaching practice. At the University of Maryland, College Park, international materials and perspectives are being incorporated into a course called “Exploring Teaching in Early Childhood Education.” Resources developed for one section of the course will be available to all faculty in the department who teach related courses.
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Faculty and administrators often turn first to student teaching abroad when considering international experiences for pre-service teachers. Colleges of education, however, have other international options to consider for their students.
Study Abroad and Supplemental Experiences for Pre-Service Teachers