**This special combined program is for UWGB students only who want to participate in the faculty-led program then student teach in Cuernavaca. If you are a non-UWGB student or just want to apply for the travel course, please go to the faculty-led program website.
Cuernavaca is the capital and largest city of the state of Morelos. Although home to more than 400,000 people, Cuernavaca exudes a small-town feel. Appreciated for history, striking scenery, vibrant life, and an eternally spring climate, Cuernavaca is an ideal place to learn and teach.
This is a combined program, where you will participate in the Cuernavaca (Education Track) travel course then stay in Cuernavaca for 9 or 18 weeks to complete your student teaching requirements. This is only available for the winter term/spring semester. While these programs are technically separate, the Office of International Education and the Education Department have partnered to combine as many elements as possible (such as airfare, housing, program charges) to make a smooth transition from the travel course to student teaching.
This unique program is structured to provide you with a rich introduction to Mexico, its culture, language and people. Mornings will be filled with small group Spanish Language instruction (all levels), while afternoons will filled with excursions and lectures specific to your interest. Like many other areas in the United States, Green Bay has experienced a significant increase in the number of Hispanic immigrants and it is imperative for educators to understand the cultural and educational systems from which these students originate. You will learn about these topics through school visits, guest speakers, and day-long excursions.
Three credits of Education 499 will be awarded upon successful completion of this course. Education 499 fulfills the World Culture Gen. Ed. Requirement and with advisor approval may be substituted for an upper-level requirement in Education.
Most don't enter the teaching profession for the prospect of becoming rich, they become teachers to make a difference and enrich the lives of children. Why not make your impact greater by helping children all over the world and begin your career student teaching in Mexico? Through student teaching in Mexico, you will learn similarities and differences between educational systems develop your ability to think on your feet, give yourself a decisive edge in your career options, develop leadership skills, and build teamwork through a sense of adventure.
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has developed an extraordinary array of contacts in Cuernavaca, Mexico that enable UW-Green Bay students to teach a variety of subjects and grade levels in both public and private school settings. Students may choose either 9 (nine) or 18 (eighteen) week placements. You will teach in a class appropriate to your required placement, either at the Discovery School
or Mary Mount High School (other locations available on a case by case basis).
**NO Spanish language knowledge is required, though it will be helpful to learn some of the language (especially in younger grades!)
: Dec. 27th, 2018- Jan. 16th, 2019
End of January to mid-March (9 weeks) or mid-May (18 weeks)
In Cuernavaca, you will be placed with host families with other Education track students and will continue to stay there for your student teaching experience and stay with other student teachers, depending on the size of the group.
Host family living provides student teachers the opportunity to receive additional assistance in acclimating, experiencing multicultural family life, and enhancing conversational language skill. Two daily meals are provided by your host family and are included in the housing fees.