Student Teach Abroad - Saipan
WHERE: Saipan, a US Territory in the Asian Pacific, about 120 miles north of Guam. NCU works in partnership with Grace Christian Academy, a private K-12 accredited school.
WHAT: Complete a portion of your student teaching requirement in a cross-cultural setting. The Trip typically allows students to complete 5-7 weeks of their student teaching requirements.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE: Elementary and Secondary Education majors
WHEN: Opportunities vary and require the approval of the Education department
CONTACT: Sharon Connor Department of Education, College of Arts and Sciences
Students in the School of Education have the option of completing a portion of their student teaching requirment in Saipan. This opportunity is a partnership between North Central University and Grace Christian Academy.
Founded in 1986, Grace Christian Academy is an ACSI accredited K-12 school that serves as a ministry outreach to the people of Siapan. Saipan is an island in the western Pacific Ocean populated by native Chamorro, Philipino, Japanese, and Chinese settlers, as well as a small number of Americans.
Many, if not most, of the students at Grace Academy come from families that are not of the Christian faith. Many parents are eager for their children to have an 'American' education and take the required subject of Bible and the general ethos of a Christian school to be part of that education. For NCU student teachers, Grace Christian Academy presents both a cross-cultural teaching opportunity and an opportunity to share their Christian faith with their students.