The Teacher Training Program offers international participants a unique experience in the United States. Our program combines classroom instruction centered on relevant pedagogy with well-supported practice in engaging teaching methods to prepare participants for real-world classroom “practicum” in local schools.
Practicum at a local elementary and/or secondary public school
Mentorship with experienced host teacher
Interaction and engagement with students
Opportunity for hands-on teaching and activities
The Teacher Training Program is designed for current and future teachers from around the world including:
elementary school teachers
secondary school teachers
current students studying to be teachers
university professors and faculty
Participants spend four weeks exploring the American primary and secondary education system. In the university classroom and with practicing teachers at local schools, participants learn to teach in student-centered, multimodal ways.
Through exploration of various student-centered approaches for instruction, participants will become better aware of individual learning styles and learn how to apply that knowledge in their classroom. Instructors challenge participants’ creativity, empowering them to reach beyond traditional textbook learning through practice in constructing engaging lesson plans. Participants leave the program more effective teachers, armed with a new sense of confidence in speaking and communicating in a classroom and discovering their own voice and potential for becoming agents of change and advocacy.
Our staff and instructors want to ensure that you have a smooth transition to our campus and to life in the United States. During orientation, we will help you become familiar with our university, the city of Sacramento and your fellow classmates. You will take a language assessment test to ensure appropriate level placement. You will also learn about academic expectations and student life, take a campus tour, and receive your student identification card (also known as a “One Card”).