CCTECC/STAGE

CCTECC/STAGE

An overseas student teaching experience isn't a dream but a reality!

The CCTECC/STAGE program allows education majors from member colleges to student teach at overseas schools.

Interaction International’s program CCTECC/STAGE places students, approved by their education department, at international schools. Student teaching in an international setting is possible with this program. The CCTECC/STAGE program began in 1990.  It includes 25 member institutions that send student teachers. Because of this program, approximately 100 education majors will student teach overseas this year. So far, more than 1,700 students received assignments at more than 130 international schools.

Benefits of Student Teaching Overseas

  • Valuable preparation for teaching in an international school setting.
  • Expanded cultural perspectives and worldview.
  • Broadened view of education and expanded knowledge base for developing one’s approach to education.
  • Develops valuable cross-cultural skills.
  • Enriches one’s academic background through first-hand experience in a foreign country and culture.
  • Builds self-confidence and self-esteem through the experience of travel and independent activity.

Steps in the CCTECC/STAGE Process

  1. Contact your school representative to discuss student teaching overseas with the CCTECC/STAGE program. See the list of member schools below for contact information.
  2. Receive approval to apply from the Education Department of your college/university to proceed with the application.
  3. Complete the application for participation with CCTECC/STAGE. You can find the application link and guiding information on the APPLICATION tab (above) of this website. When you have completed your application and your college/university representative has approved it, you both will sign an affirmation form and your representative will submit it.
  4. Information on payment of the application fee is located on the PAYMENT tab (above).
  5. Attend the REQUIRED Pre-Experience Orientation. This training is provided twice each year: spring and fall. Students should plan to attend the seminar closest to their departure for their overseas student teaching experience.
  6. Make travel arrangements with the placement school. Because of the uncertainty fostered by global issues, purchase travel insurance as a precaution.
  7. Complete your student teaching at an overseas school.

Member Colleges

Currently the following colleges/universities are members of CCTECC/STAGE. Click on your college to find the CCTECC/STAGE contact person:

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