The Certificate in Preparing to Teach Abroad is designed to enable undergraduate students from any national background interested in teaching abroad to consider the complexities involved in entering beyond-US pedagogical settings. This entails understanding the importance of analyzing power-knowledge relations in sociocultural, political and historico-philosophical contexts in international locations, including attention to differences within such contexts. Students considering this pathway will learn basic principles of culturally responsive lesson design, teaching techniques, and strategies of reflection and modification.
All current UW-Madison undergraduates are eligible to complete the Certificate in Preparing to Teach Abroad. To declare the certificate, students should meet with the Certificate advisor and then visit the School of Education's Certificate Programs page to complete the declaration form.
The Certificate in Preparing to Teach Abroad requires the following course distribution for a minimum of 15 credits. At least 8 credits must be completed in residence. Students must complete two required courses, CURRIC 366 and CURRIC 418, 6 credits of electives, and a required capstone course, CURRIC 419.
Completion of the certificate requires a minimum GPA of 2.0 in certificate coursework.
|CURRIC 366||Internationalizing Educational Knowledge||3|
|CURRIC 418||Preparing to Teach Abroad||3|
|CURRIC 419||Preparing to Teach Abroad Capstone||3|
The 6 credits of electives can be taken concurrently with required certificate classes. Students can choose to concentrate their electives on the following themes, but are not required to do so. In selecting courses we will encourage students to consider courses both relevant to the areas of interest, but also issues raised in the certificate’s required courses. Course selection can be guided in consultation with the certificate advisor.
Focus on School of Education-Oriented Topics
Courses in this section include special education, bilingual education, educational psychology and educational policy studies.
|RP & SE 300||Individuals with Disabilities||3|
|RP & SE 330||Behavior Analysis: Applications to Persons with Disabilities||3|
|CURRIC 292||Globalizing Education||3|
|CURRIC 312||ESL/Bilingual Issues||3|
|CURRIC 676||Bilingualism and Biliteracy in Schools||3|
|ED PSYCH 301||How People Learn||3|
|ED PSYCH 320||Human Development in Infancy and Childhood||2-3|
|ED PSYCH 321||Human Development in Adolescence||2-3|
|ED PSYCH 326||Mind, Brain and Education||3|
|ED PSYCH 331||Human Development From Childhood Through Adolescence||3|
|ED PSYCH 509||Embodied Cognition & Education||3|
|ED POL/HISTORY 107||The History of the University in the West||3|
|ED POL 220||Human Rights and Education||3|
|ED POL 237||Wealth, Poverty and Inequality: Transnational Perspectives on Policy and Practice in Education||3|
|ED POL 240||Comparative Education||3|
|ED POL 260||Introduction to International Education Development||3|
|ED POL 274||Education Studies--Study Abroad/Global Education||1-3|
|ED POL/INTL ST 335||Globalization and Education||3|
|ED POL 675||Introduction to Comparative and International Education||3|
|ED POL/CURRIC 677||Education, Health and Sexuality: Global Perspectives and Policies||3|
Focus on Historical, Cultural and Social Contexts
|AFRICAN/AFROAMER/ANTHRO/GEOG/HISTORY/POLI SCI/SOC 277||Africa: An Introductory Survey||4|
|AFROAMER 271||Selected Topics in African American Culture||3|
|ASIAN 203||Lost in Translation: Western Experience in Asia||3|
|ASIAN/HISTORY/POLI SCI 255||Introduction to East Asian Civilizations||3-4|
|ENGL 415||Introduction to TESOL Methods||3|
|GEOG 307||International Migration, Health, and Human Rights||3|
|GEOG 318||Introduction to Geopolitics||3|
|GEOG/ENVIR ST 339||Environmental Conservation||4|
|GEOG 340||World Regions in Global Context||3|
|GEOG 355||Africa, South of the Sahara||3|
|GEOG 358||Human Geography of Southeast Asia||3|
|GEOG 359||Australia: Environment and Society||3|
|HISTORY 120||Europe and the Modern World 1815 to the Present||4|
|HISTORY 139||Introduction to the Modern Middle East||3-4|
|HISTORY 142||History of South Asia to the Present||3-4|
|HISTORY/ASIAN/GEOG/POLI SCI/SOC 244||Introduction to Southeast Asia: Vietnam to the Philippines||4|
|HISTORY/AFROAMER/ANTHRO/C&E SOC/GEOG/LACIS/POLI SCI/SOC/SPANISH 260||Latin America: An Introduction||3-4|
|HISTORY/ASIAN 341||History of Modern China, 1800-1949||3-4|
|HISTORY/ASIAN 342||History of the Peoples Republic of China, 1949 to the Present||3-4|
|HISTORY 348||France from Napoleon to the Great War, 1799-1914||3-4|
|HISTORY 349||Contemporary France, 1914 to the Present||3-4|
|HISTORY 359||History of Europe Since 1945||3-4|
|HISTORY 410||History of Germany, 1871 to the Present||3-4|
|HISTORY 424||The Soviet Union and the World, 1917-1991||3-4|
|HISTORY/SCAND ST 432||History of Scandinavia Since 1815||3|
|HISTORY/ASIAN 458||History of Southeast Asia Since 1800||3-4|
|INTL ST 266||Introduction to the Middle East||3|
|INTL ST/GEOG 311||The Global Game: Soccer, Politics, and Identity||3|
|INTL ST/A A E 373||Globalization, Poverty and Development||3|
|INTL ST/A A E 374||The Growth and Development of Nations in the Global Economy||3|
|INTL ST 401||Topics in Global Security||3-4|
|INTL ST 402||Topics in Politics and Policy in the Global Economy||3-4|
|INTL ST 403||Topics in Culture in the Age of Globalization||3-4|
|INTL ST 501||Study Abroad Topics in Global Security||1-6|
|INTL ST 502||Study Abroad Topics in Politics and Policy in the Global Economy||1-6|
|INTL ST 503||Study Abroad Topics in Culture in the Age of Globalization||1-6|
|INTL ST 601||Topics in Global Security||1-4|
|INTL ST 602||Topics in Politics and Policy in the Global Economy||1-4|
|INTL ST 603||Topics in Culture in the Age of Globalization||1-4|
|LACIS/CHICLA/HISTORY/POLI SCI 268||The U.S. & Latin America from the Colonial Era to the Present: A Critical Survey||3|
|LACIS 440||Topics in Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies||1-4|
|SLAVIC/GEOG/HISTORY/POLI SCI 253||Russia: An Interdisciplinary Survey||4|
|SLAVIC/GEOG/HISTORY/POLI SCI 254||Eastern Europe: An Interdisciplinary Survey||4|
Certificate Completion Requirement
This undergraduate certificate must be completed concurrently with the student’s undergraduate degree. Students cannot delay degree completion to complete the certificate.
- Analyze issues of coloniality, power, and difference as they relate to teaching, learning, and curriculum in non-US settings.
- Examine key cultural, social, and historical relationships to educational knowledges before entering a pedagogical space abroad.
- Identify curriculum and teaching practices that produce difference and exclusions, focusing on the intersection of transnational and local contexts.
- Develop culturally responsive practices and pedagogies focused on teaching abroad.
- Use experiential knowledge of practicum teaching to reflect on pedagogical practices and contextual differences in non-US contexts.