International Education program set for those who want to teach abroad

photo of a teacher teaching a class abroad

Do you want to increase your awareness about what to expect when teaching in another country? If so, why not join university students, pre-service teachers, teachers, principals and other educators who are interested in learning more about teaching abroad by enrolling in the Preparing to Teach Internationally Program.

photo of a teacher teaching a class abroadOffered over five days this spring, Preparing to Teach Internationally is a professional development initiative offered by the International Education Office in York’s Faculty of Education.

Designed to help participants gain insight into education, as well as a better understanding of themselves as educators, the program provides the skills participants need to make informed decisions about what to expect when embarking on an international education role. At the end of the program, successful candidates will receive a professional development certificate from the Faculty of Education.

Preparing to Teach Internationally is open to all university students from York and beyond, along with educators who are considering teaching in an international setting, including teaching English as a second language. Some of the topics explored in the program are: international education systems and schools; issues and politics; skills and strategies required to teach in an international setting; and how to plan and prepare for the role.

Registrations are now being accepted for the spring session, offered April 28, May 5, 12, 26 and June 2, in five-hour classes on York’s Keele campus. The deadline for registration is March 31. Registrations can be submitted online by way of the Preparing to Teach Internationally Program website.

For more information, visit the International Education website, or contact the International Education Office at 416-736-2100, ext. 20052, or by e-mail at