• Senior
• Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated excellence in educational coursework and prior practica experiences, and have experience working successfully with learners from diverse backgrounds.
• 2.5 cumulative GPA
• Language Pre-requisite: None
• Open to UW-Madison degree-seeking students enrolled in either the elementary teacher education program in Curriculum and Instruction or Special Education who are in the final year of their program. Special Education students are only eligible for fall semester placements.
• Good academic and disciplinary standing


Student Teaching

Classroom Language



Private House

Program Duration

Fall: Early September - Late October
Spring: Early February - Early April

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

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Uganda, Kasese
UW Student Teaching in Uganda

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Students enrolled in the elementary teacher education program in Curriculum and Instruction have the option of completing a portion of their student teaching requirement at Rwentutu Community Christian School in Uganda. For this nine week study abroad experience, as a student teacher you will live in the Kasese region in western Uganda and will teach in the small village of Rwentutu.

As a student teacher, you will spend time observing classrooms, team teaching, participating in lesson planning, and taking part in full-class instructional planning and implementation. Because the social, cultural and linguistic context in Uganda is vastly different than that of schooling in the U.S., students who are open-minded and flexible are the best fit for this experience.

Through teaching children from other language and cultural backgrounds, immersion in Ugandan culture and a first-hand experience of being a newcomer in a rural community, you will develop a deeper understanding of the skills necessary to appropriately support immigrant and refugee children in your future careers, and will gain knowledge and understanding of another significantly different geographic region and the people who live there.