Michigan State University: China - Early Childhood Education in a Bilingual, Multicultural Context

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This program allows students interested in working with young children in groups, specifically Child Development and Human Development and Family Studies, College of Social Science and Elementary or Special Education majors to complete coursework,... read more

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This program allows students interested in working with young children in groups, specifically Child Development and Human Development and Family Studies, College of Social Science and Elementary or Special Education majors to complete coursework, student teaching or an internship experience in Beijing, China. The program is intended to increase awareness of the developmental aspects of early childhood and allow students to gain competencies in supporting cultural fluency in children and develop programming for young children.

Students will:

- gain supervised experience and model best practices while working with children aged 18 months to eight years
- gain administrative experience and have opportunities to work with other teachers, staff, researchers and the principal of an international school
- participate in informal and directed teaching activities
- partake in the planning and implementation of family activities sponsored by the school
- work alongside English-speaking teachers in Western-style classrooms
- have the opportunity to observe Chinese classrooms
- participate in faculty meetings and teacher training for staff members

Taking place in the expatriate district of Beijing, China, you do not need to speak another language to participate in this program.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Spring
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Special Education
  • Human Development, Family Studies
  • Human Sciences
Minimum GPA:
3.0
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