At the Faculty of Education, we are internationally recognized for our research, our researchers, international programs, and partnerships with educators around the globe. Faculty members collaborate with research partners around the world on a variety of international initiatives and projects. We offer our students a number of opportunities to participate in international projects, exchanges, internships and practica as a part of their programs. We also offer advice on international work opportunities through our career advisors.
We provide generous support to faculty members, graduate students, and teacher candidates for creating and maintaining international connections through the Elliott/Upitis/Bamji/Hajee Travel Fellowships.
Our Faculty expertise is expanding globally. Our Continuing Teacher Education department offers online professional development to teachers in New York State, US. Our School of English provides intensive English language instruction to international students who are preparing for their studies in Canada, as well as for international teachers and professors to help them teach in English language in their home country.
We have developed partnerships for international alternative practicum, student exchanges, faculty mobility, programs, and research collaboration with a number of international partners around the world, focusing on supporting international teacher education.
We welcome international visitors, including visiting professors, graduate students, and delegations, to join our diverse environment of teaching and learning. We value the varied experiences and perspectives that international visitors bring to our Faculty, and the opportunities they provide for exchanging of ideas and research, and for creating international collaborations.
International Opportunities for Students
Our aim is to offer our students cross-cultural learning opportunities through international exchange in order to provide a transformative cross-cultural experience. And to create opportunities to experience international education first hand. In our B.Ed., we welcome incoming exchange students. In our graduate programs, we offer international exchange opportunities with our partners. Contact our International Office to learn more.
International Alternative Practicum
During the standard Alternative Practicum period (3 weeks starting in March every year), our teacher candidates have various opportunities to go abroad for their placements. On average, 25% of our teacher candidates complete their placements in over 75 countries. Placements have been done in local and international schools, as well as institutions such as museums, galleries, hospitals and theatres. For more practicum information.
We partner with international schools around the world to offer our students and alumni opportunities to begin their teaching overseas career with us.
International Education Week
International Education Week is celebrated worldwide every year during the third week of November. At our Faculty of Education, our students, faculty and staff engage in international education through a wide variety of activities such as projects, school placements, research, and post-graduate employment.
UNESCO Chair in Arts and Learning
The UNESCO Chair in Arts and Learning promotes the priorities of UNESCO in relation to arts education, creativity, teacher education, research, and e-learning. The main priority is to encourage and strengthen international linkages and capacity building in arts education. Dr. Ben Bolden is the Chairholder.