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Faculty-Led Study Abroad




Summer 2015

Study Abroad in Brazil:
Teaching Strategies

Experience the diverse educational settings in Brazil.


Course Options

Teaching Strategies in K-12 Schools course is an introductory teaching methods course, which is equivalent to ELE 345 and SEC 351, required courses for all teacher candidates certified in Elementary and Secondary Education respectively. Topics will include developing lesson plans, integrating technology into lesson plans, and reflecting on teaching experiences. In this course, teacher candidates build their teaching skills by teaching several of their lessons. Teacher candidates are required to engage in field experiences where they assist teachers, teach lessons, and analyze how diverse students' needs are addressed in classrooms.

Students majoring in Elementary or Secondary Education will be eligible to take a K-12 strategies course.

Other course offerings will include independent study course for education majors or students in education-related majors (EDU 400), and EDLD 796 (International Aspects of Educational Leadership), which provides students in the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program with an opportunity to gain experience working with international communities or agencies.


Academic Plan

Before departing for Brazil, students will have one week (5 days) of classes with Dr. Rebecca Stobaugh and Dr. Pereira on WKU's Bowling Green campus. Dr. Stobaugh and Dr. Pereira will teach most of the foundational skills that students will need in order to write lesson plans and use appropriate strategies during the field hours to be completed in Brazilian schools. Students will develop lessons while working with the program co-leaders on campus.

Upon arrival in Brazil, students will start observing in schools in Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil. During the first two weeks in Brazil, students will meet with Dr. Stobaugh and Dr. Pereira to debrief on their impressions of their field experiences in Brazilian schools and to continue working on how to effectively plan instruction and integrate technology into lesson plans. Students are expected to teach two lessons in SEC 351 and they will start teaching during the first week of their stay in Brazil.



  • Visit a variety of students in Florianopolis
  • Canto da Lagoa and learn stand-up paddling
  • Schooner Tour



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Faculty Leaders


  • Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil


  • Summer 2015
    May 18 - Course Begins
    May 23 - Leave for Brazil


  • $3,999 (est.)




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