IPDS-Siena Student Teaching is an International Professional Development Schools opportunity that includes student teaching experiences at two authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) schools that are partnering with Buffalo State – Makowski Early Childhood Center in Buffalo and the International School of Siena in Italy.
Siena (view map) is the capital of the province of Siena, Italy. Located in the heart of Tuscany, Siena is distinguished by its medieval brick buildings and is noted for its central piazza known as Il Campo. The climate is Mediterranean with mild winters (40-50F) and warm summers (75-80F).
The overall estimated cost of the program includes:
roundtrip flight, lodging, lodging and meals with host family, ground transportation, travel health insurance, and program administrative fees but does not include anticipated or unexpected personal expenses.
The current estimate of the program is $5000. Final program costs are determined once all participants are enrolled. Some expenses are included in a one-time fee applied to Buffalo State tuition bill. Other expenses are paid separately by each student before and during travel.
Spring Semester 2021
Student Teaching in Buffalo: 10 weeks
Student Teaching in Siena: 6 weeks
Buffalo State Leaders
Applications are accepted through the School of Education Office of the Dean. Applicants must submit a completed application form with an essay of intent, one academic reference, and a copy of past grades and current course registration. Handwritten applications are acceptable.
Applications Deadline: Applications are due by August 1 prior to spring student teaching.
- Open to all undergraduate and graduate teacher education candidates eligible to student teach during spring semester 2020
- Open to students seeking certification in Early Childhood, Childhood, or Exceptional Education
- Must be currently enrolled in a teacher education program at Buffalo State
- Must maintain good academic standing
- Must be able to obtain passport
Follow Italy student teachers as they experience life and teaching abroad.
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