Before You Apply
Each member institution has different requirements for their COST student teacher participants. Please meet with your institution's COST Coordinator to receive pertinent information about the program and receive the application link, specific instructions, deadlines, and additional information as it relates to your home institution.
Please consider some of these important questions before applying.
How to Apply
Review this tutorial carefully. Contact your university's COST Coordinator if you have any questions.
Please read and sign the following forms. You will be required to turn in the signed hard copies along with your background check to your COST Coordinator. Your coordinator will not approve your application until they have received these documents:
All of our placement sites require some level of background clearance in order to work with children in schools. A few program sites have specific requirements about background checks (whether needed for working in schools or for applying for a visa). Read about each country you intend to list in your application for possible placement. Please be sure to have the appropriate (highest) level of background check required for all four (4) of your location preferences. Please submit proof of a background check (whether federal, state or local) to your COST Coordinator prior to submitting your application.
You must have this Withdrawal Policy notarized before you submit your application.
Click here to learn more about having your document notarized. Please turn in the notarized hard copy to your COST Coordinator.
You must have this Waiver of Responsibility notarized before you submit your application.
Click here to learn more about having your document notarized. Please turn in the notarized hard copy to your COST Coordinator, and check the agree box next to the Waiver of Responsibility in your application.
You must read and agree to COST's Code of Conduct. Please turn in a signed hard copy to your COST Coordinator and check the agree box next to the Code of Conduct in your application.
You must read and agree to COST's Statement of Responsibility. Please turn in a signed hard copy to your COST Coordinator and check the agree box next to the Statement of Responsibility in your application.
Application deadlines are approximately 6 months prior to the semester you plan to student teach.
Work with your university COST Coordinator to ensure you are meeting other home institution deadlines. Be sure to submit your application well before the COST official deadlines to ensure enough time for final approval by your US COST Coordinator.
The application deadline for Spring 2018 placements (January - June) has passed.
Submit your applications for Fall 2018 now!
For placement in Summer 2018 – The COST deadline is December 1st, 2017
For placement in Fall 2018 – The COST deadline is February 1st, 2018
For placement in Spring 2019 – The COST deadline is August 1st, 2018