Education Teach Abroad – India
Please note: This program is not being offered in Summer 2021.
- A nation of striking contrasts and indescribable human warmth;
- A nation where 229 million students enrolled in K-12 education represent vast ethnic, religious, socio-economic and linguistic diversity;
- Education Teach in India participants become active in highly progressive school communities led by visionary principals and staffed by dedicated teachers.
Immerse yourself in the cultural and educational environment of India with a six-week teaching internship in Bangalore. This program offers you a unique opportunity to sharpen your intercultural understanding and enhance your global competence by engaging in a collaborative educational endeavor with a teacher at one of three partner schools:
Experience India’s history, rich traditions and complex culture as you learn about its educational system and contribute to our partner schools’ internationalization and efforts to increase opportunities for experiential learning, development of critical thinking skills, and engaged global citizenship. You will become acquainted with India before you arrive as the pre-departure orientation includes a brief introduction to Indian culture, history, and educational system. Even though SIL Ethnologue recognizes 415 “Living Languages of India,” English is widely spoken and understood, especially in its cosmopolitan cities. You may expand your own global linguistic repertoire by learning some words and phrases from your students and colleagues whose native language might be one of India’s 1,576 classified “mother tongues.
This program is operated through the University of Missouri College of Education. The School of Education at the University of Kansas has partnered with Mizzou to offer this exciting opportunity to KU education students. Given this arrangement, the program is offered as a student-initiated program which allows KU students to earn resident KU credit for study abroad programs sponsored by other accredited U.S. universities and colleges.
The University of Missouri is the credit granting institution for the coursework offered through the Education Teach Abroad – India program. Non-MU (visiting) students will register for six hours of MU summer credit following enrollment directions provided on the MU International Center website. The coursework associated with Mizzou Ed Teach Abroad, including pre-departure, in-country and re-entry activities, will include theoretical and experiential learning in the areas of international education with a specific emphasis on the Indian educational system including the 10+2+3 pattern, the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act of 2009, rote learning, women’s education, International Curriculum Schools (IGCSE/IB) and National Curriculum Schools (CBSE/ICSE). Please visit https://education.missouri.edu/global-engagement/teach-abroad/ for more information.
Non-MU (visiting) students must have completed at least 60 hours of college level credits by May 2020, they must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.8 and provide a recommendation letter from their teacher preparation program director.
For more information visit:
Gabrielle Malfatti, Director
International and Intercultural Intiatives
MU College of Education