Global Education

Student Teaching in South Africa

South Africa
Chinese StudentSt. Cloud State University has had an institutional partnership with Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) in Port Elizabeth, South Africa for over ten years.

The opportunity to student teach in Port Elizabeth has been available for students since Fall 2008. The academic and seasonal calendar of South Africa is different from SCSU and Minnesota, so student teaching in South Africa will occur through creative alternatives to the regular schedule through the Office of Clinical Experiences.

This opportunity is currently available for the following majors in the School of Education; Special Education and Secondary education. Students will live in international residential halls at NMMU and teach in local public and private schools. The language of instruction in South Africa is English.

Students who participate in this program will experience the rich, cultural history of South Africa, including the long-term impact of apartheid. Student teaching within the schools of South Africa (see attached powerpoint) will prepare and equip students students to teach in the diverse classrooms of schools in the United States. Please review the checklist and student teaching information sheet on South Africa, found on the Office of Clinical Experiences website.

For information on student teaching in South Africa, please contact Dr. Kathy Johnson at or Fran Umerski, Director, Office of Clinical Experiences, at .

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