SUNY Cortland's student teaching program on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia is a 13 week program consisting of the following elements:
1) A 2 week summer program in which you will take a specialized course designed to introduce you to the Australian education system and prepare you for your student teaching experience.
2) An optional 2 week tour of Australian tropical east coast and outback. During this trip, you will travel by bus with the other students on the program as you are led by your Australian Program Director. You will have the chance to swim in the Great Barrier Reef, be charmed by a small town population of 45 people in the Outback as you spend the night in the town's main building which serves as the local post office/pub/hotel, as well as enjoy many beaches, animal and nature preserves, geographic wonders, and other scenic and highly authentic destinations along the way. This trip is highly recommended! Past participants have described this incredible trip as one of the highlights of the program.
All applicants will participate in the Australia Student Teaching program from mid-June through mid-September.
Depart the United States no later than: June 11, 2014 (note: it takes two days to fly from the United States to Australia, so you must leave by June 11 to arrive by June 13, 2014).
Arrive in Brisbane, Australia no later than: June 13, 2014. Overnight in Brisbane. Be prepared to meet the program director and group bus at 9:30 AM Australian time on Saturday, June 14th at designated pick-up.
Orientation for Student Teaching in Australia: Tuesday, June 17th- Friday, June 27th, 2014
Vacation: Saturday, June 28 - Sunday, July 13, 2014 (two weeks). Students may participate in the optional Tropical Coast and Outback trip during this period.
Student Teaching: Monday, July 14 - Friday, September 12, 2014 (nine weeks)
Program finishes: Saturday, September 13, 2014. After the program concludes, you may fly home or you may travel around Australia for a maximum of 1 additional month (your visa will expire mid- October).
A minimum GPA of 2.8 is required for Childhood/Early Childhood majors.
Application Forms and Requirements:
All components of the Australia Student Teaching Application which include:
All applicants are encouraged to use the Australia Student Teaching Application Planner to be sure all materials are submitted by deadline.
Copy of passport- Needed by January 8th, 2013.
Spring registrants: October 1, 2013
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Number of credits awarded varies by student major and/or home campus.
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Off campus apartment style shared housing with other program participants (2-3 bedrooms) with full kitchens in beautiful Newport Mooloolaba Holiday Apartments on the Sunshine Coast.
Email our program alumni to learn more about Australia Student Teaching from a student's perspective!
Contact Gonda Gebhardt, SUNY Cortland study abroad advisor, with any questions you may have.