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Elementary Education Special Programs

Elementary Education students have the opportunity to apply to participate in a variety of special programs including:

Excellence in Collaborative and Experiential Learning (ExCEL)

The ExCEL (Excellence In Collaborative and Experiential Learning) Program is a collaborative partnership between the College of Education and Stillwater Public Schools. Open to elementary education majors in their final semester before student teaching (Semester Y), the program features a three-day a week full day internship in a public school classroom in which teacher candidates are partnered with expert classroom teachers. Candidates return to the OSU campus one day a week for Semester Y methods classes. More information – click here.

International Student Teaching

Students may perform their clinical internship (student teaching) abroad in either Costa Rica or Mexico.  This program has been offered for eight years. To learn more about the program including the goals, application process and costs see the International Studies and Student Teaching website.

Urban Teaching Program

OSU and TPS (Tulsa Public Schools) have formed a partnership to prepare teachers for the urban classroom.  OSU teacher candidates, who are admitted to the program, will complete field experiences in TPS partner schools, will participate in TPS professional development along side TPS teachers, and will student teach in TPS school district. Successful program graduates will be given priority hiring status.  For more information on the application process click here