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Faculty-Led Student Teaching in the United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Restrictions: Minnesota State Mankato applicants only
Budget Sheets Fall,
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2017 03/03/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Faculty Director(s) / Program Contact:
Elizabeth Finsness
MSU Sponsoring Academic Dept(s):
Office of Field Experience (Education)
Minimum GPA: 3.6 Area(s) of Study: Elementary Education
Required Class Status: 4th Year Course Number: EEC 473
Number of Credits: 12 Exchange Program: No
Language of Instruction:
English Intent of Program: Field experience (direct hands-on learning)
Program Length: Short Semester: 7-14 weeks
Application(s) Required:
Minnesota State Mankato (Online Through This Site)
Accommodation Options: Homestay Number of students per room: Two
Program sponsorship indicator:
Mankato Program
Program Description:
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Student Teaching in United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi

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Fall 2016: Oct 21 - Nov 26 - Dec 7
Spring 2016:
Jan 9 - Feb 27

Students interested in this program must first receive permission to participate from the College of Education's
Office of Field and International Experience.

Minnesota State University, Mankato and the Al Sorouh American primary school have developed a student teaching program which gives students the opportunity to live with an Emirate family and teach in an English immersion school.   Mankato students will have the opportunity to travel to the country of United Arab Emirates for 6 weeks of their 16-week student teaching experience.  Additionally, students will have a Minnesota student teaching placement for 10 weeks during that semester. 
This is an exciting opportunity for a unique educational experience; however, it may not be right for everyone.  The student teaching semester is the most rigorous semester of a student's college career.  Living in a foreign country may add a level of stress to student teaching and could prove to be difficult for some students.  This opportunity is expensive, although financial aid may be available.  There will be a limit to the number of student teacher placements available for MSU students, therefore, the following guideline will be used in the selection process:
  1. Successful academic record
  2. Statement of intent with financial verification
  3. Successful completion of prior field experiences
  4. Letter of support from content and pedagogy adviser
  5. Personal interview