The Global Student Teaching (GST) program, administered by University of Minnesota Morris (UMM), enables Adelphi students who are master’s candidates in the childhood, adolescent or TESOL programs to earn student teaching credits in an international destination and experience education from a new cultural perspective. Students participating in the GST Program will have two, 8-week student teaching placements: one domestic, one international, for a total of 6 credits of student teaching to meet New York State Teacher Certification Standards.
Placements are available for fall, spring, and summer terms, based on location. GST placements last between 8-16 weeks. Students are placed in their area of licensure with experienced teachers from a local school and are supervised by a qualified local administrator. GST placements are available in the following countries:
- New Zealand
Adelphi students are advised to begin their GST mid-semester (e.g. March for spring and October for fall) and are required to participate for at least eight weeks, which in addition to a domestic placement fulfills the Adelphi student teaching requirement. Students planning to do GST must work diligently to have the EdTPA finished prior to departure. Please visit the Office of School Community Partnerships (Harvey Hall 111) and make an appointment to speak with JoAnn Cosentino, Director, or Mark Bannick, Assistant Director for Clinical Practice. Email them at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Accommodation, generally home stays, is arranged by the student with the help from in-country GST staff. If a student chooses not to live with a host family, the student is responsible for finding independent accommodation and for arranging transportation. Students pay housing expenses directly to the host family or landlord. In most cases, host families are affiliated with the school in some way and may be able to assist the GST student with transport to and from school. Some schools enable student teachers to use student transportation. The cost of accommodation varies by location, but homestays in Europe generally cost €200-300 per week (includes 2 meals). While meal structure varies by country, student teachers typically eat lunch at school and have breakfast and dinner provided by the host families.
Course Registration & Credit Transfer
Students should register for the appropriate 6-credit student teaching course (e.g. 0807-795: Student Teaching in Childhood Education: Pre-Certification; 0809-790: Student Teaching in Adolescent Education: Pre-Certification; 0804-790 Student Teaching in TESOL: Pre-Certification).
The 3-credit Reflective Practice Seminar taken in conjunction with the 6-credit student teaching course will be conducted remotely during the GST experience.
Students should meet with their advisers to find out if they are able to take additional courses during the GST semester, as they will not be on campus for the second half of the semester. Options vary depending on area of certification and courses already taken. Some students may able to take an independent study or online course while abroad.
Adelphi GST students pay tuition to Adelphi University at the applicable rate and Adelphi University pays the University of Minnesota Morris tuition directly. Fulltime Adelphi students (enrolled in 12 or more credits) participating in the GST program pay the applicable Adelphi University flat rate of tuition for their program. Part time students participating in GST pay the Adelphi University graduate tuition rate per credit.
Find the estimated costs of GST below. Adelphi GST students continue to pay Adelphi University directly for tuition, and Adelphi University pays UMM. Students should be prepared to pay air tickets, room & board and personal expenses directly before their financial aid is credited to their student account. Students are advised to make an appointment with a counselor in Student Financial Services to learn how financial aid may help to cover costs (516-877-3388).
Estimated Costs based on 8 Weeks of Student Teaching (costs vary by destination)
*If already fingerprinted by NYSED or NYCDOE for student observation or teaching, this is sufficient for the background check and students do not need a second background check performed. Students should include the verification of fingerprint processing in their application.
- Application Fee: $300
- Tuition: Applicable Adelphi tuition (assessed to student account)
- Adelphi University Study Abroad Fee: $300 (assessed to student account)
- UMM International Health Insurance: $31/month
- Airfare: Varies by country
- Room and Board ($300/week): $2,400
- Personal Living Expenses ($100/week): $800
- Passport: $140
- Visa fees: Vary by destination
- Classroom Liability Insurance: $30
- Criminal Background Check*: $20
- Additional travel: Student discretion
Federal financial aid is available to graduate students who file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), meet the minimum academic requirements for federal aid, and who have resolved all outstanding issues that prevent the creation of the financial aid package. Graduate students are eligible to receive up to $20,500 per year in the Federal Direct Unsubsidized loan. Additional funding may be available to students who qualify for the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS loan.
Students in the STEP program who received undergraduate scholarships from Adelphi are eligible to receive that funding up to 50% of their annual tuition, evenly divided between the fall and spring semesters. Student enrolled full-time (12 or more credits) are eligible to have 100% of the semester scholarship amount applied to the cost of tuition for their study abroad semester. There are no scholarships available for summer study.
Students that meet the following criteria are eligible to apply for the GST program:
- Master’s candidate in the childhood, adolescent or TESOL programs
- Minimum GPA of 3.0
- Completion of all prerequisite courses necessary for student teaching
- Approval of program adviser
- Approval of Joann Cosentino, Director of the Office of School and University Partnerships
Students participating in the GST program at the University of Minnesota, Morris are encouraged to apply early. Applications received after the deadlines below will be accepted if placements are available in host schools in the country requested. The University of Minnesota Morris is unable to guarantee a placement for late applications. The earlier the application, the better the chances students will receive their first choice placement.
For placements during: Apply by:
Fall Semester November 1 of preceding year
Spring Semester March 15 of preceding year
Summer Semester December 1 of preceding year
STEP 1: Make an appointment to meet with your adviser to find out if you have completed the course requirements to qualify for GST. Specifically, students should explore whether they need to take additional courses during the GST experience, as they will not be on campus for the second half of the semester. Students may able to take an independent study or online course while abroad, depending on area of certification, course offerings and degree requirements.
STEP 2: Make an appointment to meet with Joann Cosentino, Director (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Mark Bannick, Assistant Director (email@example.com), in the Office of School Community Partnerships (Harvey Hall 111).
STEP 3: Email firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment to meet with a study abroad adviser in the Center for International Education (Nexus Center, Suite 145).
STEP 4: Complete the Adelphi online application for GST here, which is distinct from the application students need to complete for the University of Minnesota, Morris.
STEP 5: Visit the University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM) website here to complete the placement information form and online application for non-UMM students. Students will need to submit two letters of recommendation from faculty members, proof of mandatory liability insurance and criminal background check.
STEP 6: Make an appointment with Debbie Evans, Senior Associate Director or Angie Burton, Assistant Director, in Student Financial Services to understand the costs of GST (516-877-3388).
For more information, email email@example.com to make an advising appointment and visit the Global Student Teaching program website.