Certificate of International Teaching Experience

The Certificate of International Teaching Experience program prepares teachers to be culturally competent in a global society. Completing the certification provides teachers with a tangible credential that recognizes the candidate's interest in preparing to teach in diverse populations in domestic or foreign settings.

The courses required for completion of the certificate are typically accomplished in 2 semesters. All courses required for the certificate, except EDF 320 (1 credit), are also required for a degree in Teacher Education and to receive Michigan Teacher Certification. Additional courses, beyond those required for the Certificate of International Teaching Experience, are required to earn a degree in Teacher Education and Michigan Teaching Certification. 

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 Spain
  • Teacher Assisting/Student Teaching in Germany
  • Student Teaching with COST program

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

Planned Program Contact
Planned Program Contact

Sherie Klee, Ph.D.

(616) 331-2076

willishe@gvsu.edu