Alliant Partners with Philippines College and K-12 Teachers to Host One-month International Student Teaching Program

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- March 19, 2014 --The Hufstedler School of Education at Alliant International University recently hosted a one-month student teaching completion program for student teachers from Miriam College, Quezon City, Philippines. This certificate program in Cross-Cultural Studies in K-12 classroom is a school-based observation program facilitated by teachers and specialists with different areas of teaching expertise. This is the second group of visiting educators in this program, which this year welcomed three student teachers.
 
Activities in the program include observation, assisting the master teachers, and practice teaching in varied subjects to diverse learners, mentors, and administrators. Participants were also exposed to parents’ volunteer services and involvement in the learning environment of locally-based Ellen Browning Elementary School. Furthermore, the program offered lectures on topics such as: challenges in the culture of California school teacher education; foundations of multicultural and global education; K-12 standards of professionalism, assessment, and Common Core.
 
This partnership with Alliant International University is an initiative sponsored by the World Council for Curriculum and Instruction (WCCI) headed by Dr. Estela C. Matriano, executive director, and Carole Caparros, executive assistant. This is in line with the WCCI mission of developing a network of educators in a global community through its philosophy of person-to-person relationships.
 
Visiting student teachers
L to R: M. Corpuz, K. Phillips (Mentor Teacher), J. Pascual & L. Herras
 
Visiting student teachers with Alliant faculty
Front: L to R: E. Matriano, C. Pancer & J. Miller;
Standing: L to R: J. Pascual; C. Caparros, K. Phillips; M. Corpuz & L. Herras