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The International Teaching minor is designed for the education major who is interested in a career teaching outside of the United States. The primary goal of the minor is to prepare competent, committed, caring professionals to teach and serve the needs of students and schools in an international setting. This minor does not lead to a Kansas teaching license or endorsement.

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The minor consists of 18 undergraduate credit hours that prepare you to teach students who are English Language Learners and prepare you to live and work in a different culture.
Courses in the International Teaching Minor:
  • EDUC 308  Specialized Clinical Experience (3)
  • EDUC 551  Diversity in the Classroom (3)
  • EDUC 553  Assessment and the English Language Learner (3)
  • EDUC 554  Methods and Instructional Materials for English Language Learners (3)
  • COMM 601 Intercultural Communication (or approved program equivalent course) (3)
  • MML Any Modern Language course (3)
This minor does not lead to a teaching license, but it will help prepare education majors and non-education majors to teach in an international setting.

EDUC 308 Specialized Clinical Experience requires the student to teach in an international setting (outside of US) for a minimum of 10 days - 80 hours.

Students should work with the program advisor and the PSU Office of International Services to secure an international school in which to teach. Non-English speaking countries are preferred, but not excluded.

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