Did you know that teacher candidates in selected U.S. universities can do their student teaching overseas? What an opportunity, right! We decided to learn more about this option by speaking with Dr. Danielle Carrier who is an associate professor of curriculum and instruction at the University of Southern Mississippi.
Danielle recently graduated from the University of Georgia with a Ph.D. in Educational Theory and Practice. Before her doctoral study, Danielle was an elementary school teacher in Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Singapore, and Texas. Currently, Danielle teaches undergraduate courses to teacher candidates majoring in elementary education. Her areas of expertise include teacher education, teacher identity development, and educational equity. Since returning from teaching abroad in Singapore at the Singapore American School in 2014, Dannielle has sought ways to encourage teacher candidates to teach internationally. Dr. Carrier is a strong advocate for international teaching as the opportunities and rewards provided to teachers and host communities are a positive life-changer.
Our guiding question for the episode was, “What does teaching overseas look like for teacher candidates in university who are enrolled in your program?”
In this episode, we discussed the Consortium of Overseas Student Teaching (COST) program is a collaboration of 16 colleges and universities in the United States that provides opportunities for teacher candidates to student-teach overseas.
This episode was recorded on December 12, 2022.
Danielle’s Contact Information: LinkedIn | Twitter: @DCarrier17
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The Consortium of Overseas Student Teaching (COST) program is a collaboration of 16 colleges and universities in the United States that provides opportunities for teacher candidates to student teach overseas. Danielle provided an overview of the program including a case study. She also described structures and systems used to support teacher candidates in their overseas placement.