Why Global Teacher
If your organization is interested in training the next generation of highly effective teachers, the Global Teacher program is ready and available to help you meet your goals.
Collaborative Program Model
Program participants can include university students or professionals looking to improve their teaching skills. Global Teacher accommodates varying levels of teaching experience and English proficiency among participants and can provide a series of courses tailored to participant needs.
- English language development—The English Language Program (ELP) offers five levels of intensive English classes, which can be taken for credit or noncredit. Students receive high quality instruction in the four skill areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking. ELP is accredited by the Commission on Intensive English Language Program Accreditation (CEA).
- Teaching pedagogy and methodology—The Center for Intercultural and Multilingual Advocacy (CIMA) offers courses designed to help participants become better teachers. Instruction can be tailored for teachers of English, science, math or other disciplines. Courses typically include instruction in methods, linguistics, culture and language, and/or assessment.
- Culture, leadership and program logistics—The K-State Global Campus offers leadership and cultural experiences to support participants in reaching their full potential as teachers and leaders for their students. This includes on-site experiences in local schools and after-school programs, cultural excursions and team building activities. K-State Global Campus provides all logistical support for participants, including arrival support, housing, dining and transportation on campus, and assistance with departure.
Benefits to Sponsors
The Global Teacher model is unique because of the emphasis on collaboration and meeting the holistic needs of participants and sponsors.
- Tailored to meet your specific needs—We will work with you to accommodate sponsor requirements for program length, content and individual student needs.
- Coordinated use of campus resources—A collaborative approach in utilizing resources from across the K-State campus ensures the best possible experience and outcomes for program participants.
- Acceleration (vs. remediation) approach—Participants learn English skills through accelerated programming in areas of success, rather than focusing on areas of weakness.
- Post-program assessment—We provide support for continued assessment and evaluation of instruction in your home country after participants have completed the program.
- Reciprocal learning—Your students learn the skills they need, while we also learn from them to improve Kansas State University for all students.