While there is such a large selection of host universities to choose from when looking for courses that fall within Education majors/minors, there are a few that stand out for both academic excellence and for the breadth of courses available. Generally, we look for academic offerings in the following areas: Early Childhood Education, Elementary/Primary, Outdoor/Physical, Secondary, Special Education, and of course General Education.
In addition to taking courses towards their degree, future teachers can also gain hands-on experience through a customized education internship placement or through our unique TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) programs.
Top semester programs for Education
The great thing about our semester programs that are well-suited to Education students is that many of these universities offer such a diverse selection of classes and areas of focus in this field. Here are a few of the top options with the widest range of subjects:
University of Newcastle is a high-ranking, world class institution located in a stunning and relatively small city on the coast. Students in Education have at their fingertips a selection of courses in just about every core area of the field, including classes in Early Childhood Education, Elementary/Primary, Secondary, General Education, Outdoor/Physical Education, and Special Education.
University of Roehampton is every Harry Potter fan’s dream school– a friendly, cozy campus tucked away in southwest London. With the “Growhampton” sustainability program, the campus is a lively, eco-friendly, and stimulating environment to socialize and learn in. This program has a great selection of courses for students interested more specifically in Early Childhood and Elementary/Primary Education, as well as General Education.
Florence University of the Arts offers a rich and engaging study abroad experience. With the benefit of smaller class sizes, FUA is dedicated to experiential and hands-on learning for students. Though this school’s selection of courses may not be as broad as some of the others’, FUA does offer a variety of courses in General Education, as well as a unique abroad experience in a non-English-speaking country, and affords students in Education the firsthand experience of a more collaborative and creative classroom environment.
James Cook University offers high-quality academics, along with a uniquely diverse geographical location as the backdrop to any class. Students that are interested in Education have the added perk of experiencing firsthand the creativity and benefits that come with hands-on learning in a stimulating environment. James Cook offers a wide array of courses in Early Childhood Education, Elementary/Primary, Secondary, General Education, and Outdoor/Physical Education.
Top summer programs for Education
Education majors tend to have a more difficult time finding courses towards their degree during the summer, partly to do with the fact that some of the more hands-on classroom experiences are not possible when lower level education is not in session. However, it is still possible for an Education major/minor to knock out some credits along with taking some stellar electives or general requirements courses over the summer months. We also offer several TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) programs in the summer, which provide excellent opportunities for classroom shadowing and teaching. Here are a few of our top summer programs to check out:
Top intern programs for education
CIS Abroad is able to offer many internship placements for students pursuing Education, and often for academic credit. To browse more thoroughly through internships by field, click here. Below are just a few of the great internship options in some of our top locations:
To dive deeper into the courses available on a particular program, take a look at the program pages that you are interested in, and scroll down to Academics. There, under “Choose your courses” you will find information about course offerings and availability. For intern programs, sample placements can be found on each program page as well.