Partnerships Between Universities and Non-Profits

Colleges of education around the country are partnering with non-profit organizations in unique ways to advance their internationalization goals. For example, World Savvy created a Global Competence Certificate (GCC) program in collaboration with Teachers College at Columbia University and Asia Society, available to classroom teachers across the United States.

Michigan State is working with the Institute for Educational Leadership to bring former policy fellows to China. Miami University of Ohio has a partnership office within the College of Education to build and manage both domestic and international partnerships that enhance their teacher preparation programs.

Partnerships exist between multiple institutions and non-profits for specific teach abroad programs as well. Consortium for Overseas Student Teaching (COST) and Educators Abroad are two programs that provide opportunities for quality student teaching placement and supervision outside the United States, both utilizing different models.

NAFSA: Association of International Educators recently collaborated with the University of Connecticut to create My Cultural Awareness Profile (myCAP), a cultural awareness self-reflection tool for use by and with preservice teachers.  NAFSA is also partnering with CCSSO to overlay a global lens to the INTASC standards.


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