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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.