International Connections

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.

"four dual degree students standing together in front of Duncan McArthur Hall"

International Programs

Our Faculty expertise is expanding globally. Our Continuing Teacher Education department offers online professional development to teachers around the world. 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.

International Partners

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.

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International Opportunities for Students

Student Exchange

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 BEd, 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. 

Teaching Overseas 

We partner with international schools around the world to offer our students and alumni opportunities to begin their teaching overseas career with us. 

UNESCO Chair in Arts and Learning

UNESCO logoThe 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.