Practice Teaching Through Practice-Teaching

Each of SIT’s MA in Teaching programs place a period of supervised practice teaching at the center of the program. In more ways than one, it is the heart of the program.

MA in Teaching students are working in a wide variety of locations around the world.  Direct supervision and classroom observation are hallmarks of SIT’s practice teaching.  To see photos and hear stories, come join us on Facebook.

Locations of teaching internships and practicums

California:     Oakland, Advance English Academy; and Santa Barbara City College

Connecticut:     Storrs, University of Connecticut

Costa Rica:     El INVU, Centro Espiral Mana (5); and San Jose, Centro Cultural Costarricense Norteamericano (2)

Japan:  Komagame City, Japan International Cooperation Agency

Korea:     Kwangdong University

Massachusetts:     International Institute of Boston (4); Deerfield, Bement School; Northampton, Jackson Street Elementary School (3); and Shrewsbury, Floral Street Elementary School

Mexico:     Pachuca, Autonomous University of Hidalgo (5)

Morocco:     Kenitra, American Language Center (4)

New Hampshire:     Concord and Laconia, Lutheran Social Services

New York:     Long Island City, LaGuardia Community College; and New York City, Riverside Language Program (6)

Saudi Arabia:      Riyadh, Al Yamamah University (4)

Sudan:     Khartoum, Al Qabas International Primary School

Thailand:     Mae Sot, World Education Refugee Program (2)

Vermont:     Brattleboro Union High School, Brattleboro Area Middle School, Academy Elementary School (2), and Vermont Adult Learning

Washington:     Seattle, Highline Community College

How the internship is situated in the sequence of learning

  1. A strategic and invaluable design, this permits first semester students to prepare for imminent field experience.
  2. During the field experience, students practice teaching in ways that intrigue them.  They experiment with the aspects of day-to-day teaching they’re curious about.
  3. Returning to campus for the second semester of courses, students are able to use their fresh-from-the-field experiences in the study of deeper aspects of teaching and learning.  The semester concludes with a student-run professional conference.
  4. The student’s final project relates to the period of practice teaching and is practical, relevant, and reflects the student’s interests.
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2 Responses to “Practice Teaching Through Practice-Teaching”

  1. Lauren Says:

    Hi. Has anyone heard of ESL-Park in South Korea? Does anyone know anything about it?

    Thanks,
    Lauren

  2. matadmissions Says:

    Hi, Lauren.

    Thanks for the post. I’m not familiar with ESL-Park, personally. I am familiar with the Gyeonggi English Villages where SIT students have worked before and after their MA in Teaching. More:
    https://matadmissions.wordpress.com/2008/10/28/english-in-the-world/

    With you, I would like to invite other readers to submit firsthand knowledge of ESL-Park by commenting here.

    Marshall Brewer
    Admissions Counselor
    SIT Graduate Institute

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