Expanding international education for students is a major emphasis at TCU. The College of Education is dedicated to ensuring that students have many opportunities for international experiences. These international experiences increase understanding of other cultures, helping students become better teachers and better citizens.
Graduate students in the Higher Education Leadership program have the opportunity to study educational practices in Europe during every other Maymester session. The next trip will be 2020. In addition, students may have other opportunities to travel with their programs.
Undergraduates in the College of Education can participate in the many Study Abroad programs at TCU such as International Experiences in Education or student teach in one of many countries. Imagine the excitement of boarding a plane on the way to a foreign country to teach for one month. Student teaching is available in countries like Denmark, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and Panama. There are so many opportunities to live and learn in another country, it will be hard to choose where to go. It is an experience that students never forget and one from which they return with a new dedication to children and innovative teaching ideas.
The College of Education is a member of The European Teacher Education Network that includes teacher preparation institutions from many European countries and expanded to include the United States, Israel, and Macedonia. This network offers the possibility not only of student teaching in many countries, but for students from these countries to attend and broaden their TCU experience by staying in Fort Worth, and also for faculty exchanges between countries to broaden their experiences.