In our School of Education we prepare you to make an impact in any classroom, expanding your horizons across the U.S. and overseas with cultural immersion experiences.

Student Teaching Abroad

Expand your horizons and experience student teaching in a different country. As a Duquesne University School of Education student, you have the opportunity to be placed in an overseas student teaching experience in one of 21 countries through our partnership with Indiana University's Global Gateway for Teachers Program. Contact our Office of Student Teaching and Field Placement to learn more. 

Prior to student teaching abroad, you will fulfill locally the Pennsylvania Department of Education requirements for student teaching. Our Director of Student Teaching and Field Placement will work  alongside you to help you prepare your application materials to be submitted to IU Global Gateway.

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Maymester Program

If you'd like a shorter commitment, you can experience hands-on teaching opportunities in the United States and abroad through our unique Maymester program. Earn six academic credits while exploring a different culture with your Duquesne School of Education faculty and classmates.

Navajo Nation Experience

Most recently, our Duquesne University students spent three weeks in Newcomb, New Mexico, as part of the Navajo Nation Program. Students learned first hand about culturally-relevant teaching practices from teachers and students in the Tohaali Community School and engaged in co-planning STEM and outdoor-based learning activities. View photos from the 2023 trip.

This two-and-a-half week program guided students as they explored how and why access to STEM is an essential component of education in schools in Indigenous communities.

Magazine Cover Story: The World Around Them

Unique learning opportunities enable Duquesne students learning together at the K-8, Navajo Tohaali Community School in New Mexico. Hear directly from students about their experiences.

Duquesne University School of Education faculty and students in New Mexico on cover of Duquesne University Magazine Fall 2023 issue.
Fall 2023 issue
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Study Abroad

Expand your horizons abroad through the opportunities through our Center for Global Engagement during a spring break, Maymester, or an entire semester.

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Student Teach Overseas

Explore by continent the 21 countries where you can apply to student teach as a Duquesne education major.

Student Teaching Abroad Opportunities
  • Australia
  • Ghana
  • New Zealand
  • Tanzania
Student Teaching Abroad Opportunities
  • China
  • India 
  • Japan
  • Russia 
Student Teaching Abroad Opportunities
  • England
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Northern Ireland
  • Norway
  • Scotland
  • Spain 
  • Wales
Student Teaching Abroad Opportunities
  • Costa Rica
  • Ecuador
  • Mexico

Expand Your Horizons

Duquesne University is one of only three schools in Pennsylvania, and one of 22 colleges and universities in the United States, that has a partnership with Indiana University's Global Gateway for Teachers Program.

Student Teaching Abroad Testimonial

Education major Maggie Fertal abroad

My favorite parts about student teaching abroad were learning the different curriculum and school routines, connecting with the teachers and teaching students from diverse backgrounds. Duquesne provides so many unique field experiences in different types of schools and communities.

Maggie Fertal '23 Early Childhood Education (PreK-4) major

Contact Us

Learn more about the student teaching experience.

Mrs. Cindy Laspina

Director of Student Teaching and Field Placement

Mr. Rudley Mrvos

Office Assistant