Student Teaching - Ecuador

Cuenca, Ecuador

Ecuador student teaching

8 weeks in fall or spring semester.

Student teaching in Ecuador is an opportunity for students in Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Middle Childhood/Early Adolescence, Art Education, Music Education, and Bilingual Education to complete eight weeks of directed teaching at CEDEI School in the Andes Mountains. Up to ten students are accepted to the program every semester. A program agreement between Centros de Estudios Interamericanos (CEDEI),the College of Education and Professional Studies, and the College of Arts and Communication is set up so that students can teach at the bi-lingual CEDEI Primary School during eight weeks, complete the workshop "The People and Cultures of Ecuador" (EDUINDP 490), and other courses at CEDEI such as Spanish, cooking, dance, and weekend trips.

An Opportunity to Teach and Learn in a Bi-Lingual School

Candidates pursuing WI teaching licensure and planning to student teach in an upcoming semester may want to consider whether student teaching in Ecuador is an opportunity for them. Teaching in Cuenca, Ecuador allows student teachers to immerse themselves in a bi-lingual school (teaching subjects in English). They live with a host family in this beautiful city and learn about schooling in South America. If you are a student teacher interested in this program, please take a moment to view the following brief presentation here:

Ecuador Student Teaching Presentation

To view the presentation: 
1) Save the above Zip file to your computer. 
2) Extract the Zip file.  (Unzip it.) 
3) Double-click on the player.html file.

Ecuador group picture

Here is a video made by Bill Johnson from Fall 2013.

kids hugging teacher

Please contact the program coordinator, Dr. Simone DeVore, to get more information about the Ecuador Student Teaching Program and to set up an appointment for approval. . 

Simone Devore, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Dept. of Early Chilhood Education/Special Educ.,

Faculty Coordinator for Ecuador Student Teaching

Winther Hall 4036
Office: 262-472-4808, Dept. Office: 262-472-1106, Fax: 262-472-2843

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For general questions about the International Student Teaching Program or you just want to pick up a paper application, please contact:

Renee Gailloreto

Office Location: Winther 2036


Phone: 262-472-1935



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