Certificate of International Teaching Experience

The goal of this certificate program is to recognize the importance of preparing teachers to be culturally competent in a global society. This program will provide a tangible credential that will recognize the candidate's interest in preparing to teach in diverse populations in domestic or foreign settings through teaching experience abroad. Students must participate in a teaching abroad experience offered within the College of Education. This may be completed as Teacher Assisting or Student Teaching. The following experiences are currently offered:

  • Teacher Assisting in South Africa
  • Teacher Assisting in Spain
  • Teacher Assisting/Student Teaching in Germany
  • Student Teaching with COST program
Planned Program Contact
Planned Program Contact

Sherie Klee, Ph.D.

(616) 331-2076


Students interested in completing the Certificate of International Teaching Experience must meet with Dr. Sherie Klee to discuss the planned program.


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