Laura L Stachowski
Director, Global Gateway for Teachers
W.W. Wright Education Building Room EDUCATION 1074
Phone : (812) 856-8507
Fax: (812) 856-8518
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Department:  Office of Teacher Education
Affiliations:  Curriculum Studies , Curriculum and Instruction


I prepare and place student teachers for full semester experiences through three special, "cultural immersion" opportunities:

  • The Navajo Nation Program, with placements on the Navajo Indian Reservation in Arizona, New Mexico, Utah;
  • The Overseas Program, with placements in eighteen countries worldwide (Australia, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, England, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Scotland, Spain, Tanzania, Turkey, and Wales);
  • The Urban Program, with placements in Chicago city schools and neighborhoods through collaboration with Chicago Public Schools.

Through the Experienced Teachers Program, I also provide inservice teachers with opportunities to live and teach overseas for three weeks during our summer months, when many schools abroad are still open.

In all of the Global Gateway programs, immersion into the host culture through school and commmunity participation is a hallmark.


  • Ph.D. Curriculum Studies, April 1994, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
  • M.S. Education (Special Education), December 1984, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
  • B.S. 
  • Education with High Distinction, August 1979, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN


  • Cultural immersion in Chicago city schools and neighborhoods: A replicable student teaching model and partnership for urban teacher education (Co-presenters: Dameka Redic, Chicago Public Schools
  • Dakota Pawlicki, UNITE
  • Katie Cierniak, Indiana University)


  • Teaching and Teacher Education: Manuscript reviewer.
  • Third-Year Review Committee for an ELPS Faculty Member: I served on the 3rd-year review committee for Barbara Erwin.
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