Experiential learning is at the heart of our program, including several placements with both local and international dimensions.
You will conduct a local placement in your second year, in a school or community organization. In this placement, you will learn about educational approaches that support diverse languages, cultures, and lived experiences in classrooms and other educational settings.
If you opt to complete the Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certificate as part of your degree (see below for more information), you will conduct a placement with multilingual language learners in the fall semester of your third year.
Finally, between third and fourth year, an intensive internationally focussed placement with one of our partner schools and organizations will take you on the next steps in your professional development journey. For many students, we are able to offer opportunities for placements abroad, or you can conduct your placement right here in the Waterloo Region.
Looking for more ideas on how to maximize your university experience?
Check out the International Education Studies Experience and Career Guide.