Canberra is the capital city of Australia and located
south of Sydney. To compliment the
student teaching experience in the classroom, Canberra is a beautiful city with
many activities and sight-seeing opportunities.
Students will be teaching in Australian schools and working with
students from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
Schools in Australia will be beginning their school year as CMU students
arrive, and are only a few weeks into their curriculum as their seasons are
opposite of the United States.
You will have an opportunity to work beside educators who
welcome you warmly into their classrooms and quickly have you immersed in the
curriculum and learning opportunities. The
schools you will be working in are known for their high academic standards,
diverse student and teacher backgrounds and curricular offerings. You will have many opportunities to develop
self-confidence as you work with educators in Australia and learn about another
The international experience provides an added dimension
to a student’s teaching background which interests prospective employers. Prospective employers will be intrigued by
your international experiences – five weeks in another country, learning to
navigate, gaining respect for another culture, working with currency, travel, another
educational structure, as well as international education standards.
Students will be living in 3-4 person villas, much like
our apartments, and travel to and from school will be by public transportation. Excursions will be planned and are included
in the cost of the program. Student
teaching observations and seminars will continue with a University Coordinator
who will also be the faculty leader.
Students will be exposed to cultures in Australia,
geographic, economic, political, historic, environmental and social landscapes
of this country. Through the program
students may become prepared for future changes in American culture and the
experience will broaden your world view.
Students will begin networking with other educators and developing
professional relationships. Students
will learn so much about the kind of teacher they want to be and who you are as
a person. Memories and experiences will
be shared that can last a lifetime.
Students will be required to attend three meetings prior
to departure in March. Students are also
required to attend seminars and complete the seminar coursework while in
two applications are required.
- TEPD Student Teaching Application - Completed Online
- Global Student Teaching Application
For further information, please email the Center for Clinical Experiences at firstname.lastname@example.org.Student Testimonial
In the middle of July, I attended a GSRP job fair. From the job
fair, I got three interviews and multiple callbacks. The first question I was
asked in each interview was about Australia. My time in Canberra, Australia was the biggest life changing
experience I've ever had. I learned so much about not only the kind of teacher
I want to be, but who I am as a person. I will cherish those memories and
friendships for the rest of my life.
Last week, I started my job as a GSRP teacher in the Lamphere
school district – a dream come true!