Program Information
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Fall 2019: Athens Student Teaching - Elementary Education
September 14, 2019 - December 13, 2019 (dates are tentative)
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

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Meetings
Program Notes
For more information about this progarm, check out the College's web page.
Program Description

Complete your student teaching in Athens, the capital and largest city in Greece. Athens is one of the world’s oldest cities, with history dating back to thousands of years. The city is home to the Acropolis, the Parthenon, and many impressive museums. Located in southeastern Europe, Greece is considered to be the crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa.

Student teaching takes place at the American Community School (ACS) Athens. ACS Athens is a student-centered international school, embracing American educational philosophy, principles and values. The student body represents over 60 countries and is very culturally diverse. The school is accredited by the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges (by the same accreditation body as UD), and offers a U.S. High School Diploma and the opportunity for students to earn the International Baccalaureate Diploma. All instruction is in English.

This program is a 12-week, full-day student teaching experience lasting just short of 90 days. No visa is required for students who are U.S. citizens and who visit the country for fewer than 90 days. Students wishing to remain in Greece or the European Union for more than 90 days must apply for and obtain the appropriate visa on their own before departure.

Classroom assignments may range from first through eighth grade, depending on students' needs for certification. Students will participate in the teaching hours and responsibilities of the primary classroom teacher. They will also be assigned an on-site clinical educator and will be supervised by a University of Delaware field instructor via electronic conferencing and video observations, although no University faculty or staff will accompany the students. ACS Athens staff will be available to assist with any problems that may arise.

The Program Fee includes international health insurance, as well as housing in a furnished apartment with a kitchen to be shared with at least one other University of Delaware student near the ACS Athens or a metro line that can be used to travel to and from the school. .

The Program Fee does not include airfare to/from Athens or transportation to and from the airport . The program officially begins when students arrive in Athens. Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance, explaining and how and where to purchase their plane ticket. See the Cost section below for estimated airfare.

The Institute for Global Studies cooperates with the College of Education and Human Development on the administration of this program.
ACCESSIBILITY: Participants with disabilities should know that accessibility and accommodation in some program locations may differ from the United States. Transit systems and legacy building construction practices may not meet U.S. accessibility standards, and alternative access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites cannot be guaranteed. But UD students with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to study abroad. Review these questions with the Office of Disability Support Services to determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.
Program Courses
Students must enroll in all credit-bearing courses for a grade. Only the UNIV (zero credit) course may be taken pass/fail. Audit registration is not permitted on UD Travel Study. Please refer to the University Catalog to verify requirements and prerequisites
All students must enroll in at least 10 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
All students enroll in EDUC 400 and EDUC 433. In addition, students in a middle school concentration will enroll in EDUC 436 (3 credits) or the middle school methods courses for their concentration area (EDUC 320, EDUC 404, EDUC 406, EDUC 348). Students may also enroll in additional online courses if they need them to complete their program or wish to be registered as a full-time student. Students should speak with an advisor to choose any additional courses.
EDUC 320-071: Reading and Writing in the Middle Grades (3 credits)
Focuses on methods and materials for developing literacy from grades four through eight. Explores practices suited to adolescent development. Includes a practicum in a fourth through eighth grade classroom.
EDUC 348-071: Investigating Social Studies in Middle School Communities (3 credits)
Encourages and supports professional development as a social studies teacher. Students investigate teaching, learning and assessing at the middle school level and consider their roles as educators in diverse classrooms and communities. Field experience is required.
Prerequisite: EDUC 346
EDUC 400-071: Student Teaching (6 credits)
A capstone course for all education majors. This is a full-time extended student teaching experience in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade schools. Teacher candidates are under the guidance and supervision of clinical educators(s) and supervisor. This experience allows teacher to demonstrate their knowledge acquired in their undergraduate courses and apply it to their teaching.
Prerequisite: Students must show evidence of passing a basic competency test and must show evidence of taking content knowledge test(s) in their area(s) of certification as required by the University Council on Teacher Education. In addition, students must submit a complete State/Federal Criminal Background History check and a Child Protection Registry check to the Office of Clinical Studies prior to the beginning of the student teaching placement.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Discovery Learning
EDUC 404-071: Teaching Science in the Middle School (3 credits)
Introduction of curriculum and appropriate methods for teaching science concepts to middle school students. Activities include review, development and evaluation of curriculum materials, teaching strategies, research on student thinking and assessment of student learning. Clinical experience required.
Prerequisite: EDUC 341 and SCEN 650
EDUC 406-071: Teaching Math in the Middle School (3 credits)
Introduction of curriculum and appropriate methods for teaching mathematical concepts to middle school students. Activities include review, development and evaluation of curriculum materials, teaching strategies, research on student thinking and assessment of student learning. Clinical experience required.
Prerequisite: EDUC 335
EDUC 433-071: Student Teaching Seminar: Elementary Education (1 credit)
Provides student teachers with the knowledge and tools to support student learning. Addresses educational issues to prepare student teachers for future professional learning and self-development.
EDUC 436-071: Differentiated Literacy Instruction (3 credits)
Prepares elementary teacher education majors to identify, administer and analyze informal assessments and to use data to develop and implement differentiated literacy instruction.
Prerequisite: EDUC 310
UNIV 373-036: Study Abroad: Athens Student Teaching - ETE (0 credits) pass/fail
Students are asked to reflect upon changes in their knowledge, skills, and attitudes that occur due to their study abroad experience.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Discovery Learning
Requirements
The International Student Teaching in Athens, Greece, is designed for senior Elementary Education majors for their Student Teaching II placement., or for those wanting to participate in a third student teaching experience. Students will be provisionally approved pending successful completion of their first student teaching experience. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required, although candidates with slightly lower GPA’s may be considered if the rest of the application is strong and the candidate has shown improvement academically.

This program requires at least two recommendations, as well as two interviews: one with UD faculty and one online interview with staff from the local school.
For all participants, a formal application is necessary, including at least one recommendation. An interview may be conducted in person or by telephone.

A transcript is required from Non-UD applicants only. Non-UD students, please send a copy of your official transcript to: IGS, Clayton Hall, 100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark, DE 19716 USA.

Study abroad at the University of Delaware is highly competitive. Please review the study abroad acceptance process. If you are not selected for your first choice program, we encourage you to apply to another program.
Costs
How much does it cost?.
  • University of Delaware Tuition/Fees for one Fall Semester
  • Travel Study Program Fee
    • Usually covers: housing, all program-related excursions and some meals (check with the program's faculty director for details).
    • Does NOT cover: airfare to/from the program site and ground transportation to/from the U.S. departure airport. For planning purposes only, we estimate roundtrip airfare to be approximately $1,350.00.
  • Plan ahead for how to pay for travel study, and make sure you understand the costs associated with your program.
When and how do I pay?
If you are offered acceptance to the program, you will have 3 days to withdraw without financial penalty. After the 3 days have passed, you will be officially accepted to the program, and IGS will post the full Program Fee and Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.
  • An initial payment of $1000.00 will be due in early April.
  • The balance of the Program Fee and Tuition/Fees will be due in early August.
  • Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
  • All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable.
Other important things to note:
  • Program Fees are subject to change until the group's departure date. Final Program Fees may increase due to unforeseen local cost increases, fluctuations in exchange rates, or changes in the group size.
  • IGS reserves the right to cancel a program at any time due to under-enrollment, safety/health/security issues, staffing issues, or any other relevant reason. If your program is cancelled, you will receive a full refund of all Program Fees paid.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$6,365.00$17,080.00
Estimated Program Fee$2,150.00$2,150.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$0.00$0.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)$8,515.00$19,230.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,350.00$1,350.00
The rates above may not apply to you if you are a UD graduate student during the time you are studying abroad. Please refer to http://www1.udel.edu/finaid/rates.html for the appropriate rates.
Students enrolled in fewer than 12 credits will initially be billed for full-time tuition as indicated here, and tuition charges will be adjusted later as appropriate.

The University of Delaware’s differential charge for Engineering, Nursing and Business & Economics students does not apply to winter or summer session and is waived for students enrolled in semester- or year-long study abroad and exchange programs sponsored by the University.
Scholarships
Financial need-based scholarships are available to UD undergraduates on a competitive basis. To be considered, students must have a current FAFSA on-file with Student Financial Services. For more details, please see our scholarships page.
Deadlines
All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable. Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
Submit Program Application by 5pm onMarch 10, 2019
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedMarch 21, 2019
$1,000.00 Initial Payment Due *early April
Program Fee Balance, Tuition and Fees Dueearly August
*All students will receive an email when they are accepted to a program and will have 10 days from that notification to make their $1,000.00 Initial Payment.
Contacts
Vicki Goettel
Faculty Director
Education
134A Willard Hall Educ Bld
302-831-8695
vgoettel@udel.edu

Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.