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Westport, Ireland

Summer (Pre-Student Teaching)

Observe teaching and participate in classroom activities at select local schools in the beautiful Westport, Ireland! 

Unfortunately, during the 2020-2021 academic year study away and study abroad programs have been suspended due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. We remain committed to global experiences for our students. When it is safe to resume travel we will continue to provide experiences that create opportunities for teacher candidates to work with students in communities outside of Michigan and the United States. 

Although, the Ireland program is suspended for this summer students will still have opportunities to take EDU 310/393 and EDU 325 online during the summer.

Witness the theory and methods typically discussed in the classroom, and practice the foundations of elementary, middle, and high school level education in Westport’s diverse schooling system. There will be two CMU professors for both secondary and elementary education that will work together to complement and coordinate the curriculum for your best interests.


Get out of the classroom and sightsee beautiful places in Westport.


If your focus is secondary education you will think critically on psychological foundations and middle to high-level teaching methods. Pre-student teaching, mathematics methods, and global field experience are included if your focus is on elementary education. Overall, Bonding with your host family will give you further cultural experiences that will stay with you forever.

Earn Course Credit:


  • EDU 393

  • EDU 433

  • EDU 515


  • EDU 310

  • EDU 325

  • EDU 434


  • Step 1:  Receive Admission to the Teacher Education Program (confirm on Student Information Sheet)
  • Step 2: Complete the Global Pre-Student Teaching Application and receive approval from CCE/TEPD
  • Step 3: Complete the Office of Study Abroad Application (after CCE/TEPD approval)

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