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Short Term College of Education Inter-Cultural Experience

Location

Paris, France

Program Description

The College of Education Paris Practicum offers students the opportunity to assist and lead instruction in classrooms at Marymount International School. Marymount uses an American curriculum and all instruction is in English. The instructors will provide a course schedule and syllabus during the spring seminar (required). Candidates will complete observations and instruction in assigned classrooms at Marymount International School; assignments may include journal reflections and a creative project designed to capture each student’s unique perceptions of teaching in Paris, France.

COURSES: (6 credits)

Undergraduate

• ELED 490.  Special Studies in Elementary Education: Cross-Cultural Exploration and Practicum in Paris (3)

-or- EXED 490.  Special Studies in Special Education: Cross-Cultural Exploration and Practicum in Paris (3)

• EDUC 490.  Special Topics in Education (3)

Graduate

• ELED 501. Special Topics in Elementary Education: Cross-Cultural Exploration and Practicum in Paris (3)

 -or- EXED 501. Workshop in Special Education: Cross-Cultural Exploration and Practicum in Paris (3)

• IECE 630. Teacher as Leader (2) –and–  EDUC 501. Education Workshop (1)

Location Description

Candidates will be living and working in Paris. The utilization of public transportation will be required to travel to and from Marymount International School. Excursions to regional tourist attractions will be arranged. Additional local outings may be arranged so that students can experience everyday life in Paris (e.g. meet French faculty members and college students).

Director

Dannette Allen-Bronaugh | bronauda@jmu.edu | COE, Educational Foundations & Exceptionalities
Amy Thelk | thelkad@jmu.edu | Education Programs, Director of Assessment and Evaluation

Accommodations

Candidates will live in groups of 3-4 in apartment-style housing in Paris, which will be arranged through an agency. Access to instructor cell phones will be available. Lunch will be provided at the practicum site, along with a weekly meal stipend. Group dinners may also be scheduled.

Additional Items to Consider

This program is best intended for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in the Elementary Education and Inclusive Early Childhood programs.

Candidates who are responsible and have not had any dispositional issues in college/ graduate school or previous practica are ideal candidates for this program.

Application Process

For this program, students are required to submit the following material(s):

Applicants must have a GPA minimum of 2.5

For more detailed instructions and to download the application, please click on the following link to the Applications and Forms section for JMU Short-Term Programs.

Official transcript required for first-semester transfer students and non-JMU students.

Application Deadline

Dates


All dates are tentative and subject to change

Courses

ELED 490: Special Studies in Elementary Education: Cross-Cultural Exploration and Practicum in Paris (3 credits))

EXED 490: Special Studies in Special Education: Cross-Cultural Exploration and Practicum in Paris (3 credits)

EDUC 490: Special Topics in Education (3 credits)

ELED 501: Special Topics in Elementary Education: Cross-Cultural Exploration and Practicum in Paris (3 credits)

EXED 501: Workshop in Special Education: Cross-Cultural Exploration and Practicum in Paris (3 credits)

IECE 630: Teacher as Leader (2 credits)

EDUC 501: Education Workshop (1 credit)

Cost