New Zealand

New Zealand

Overseas Program for Experienced Teachers

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Teaching placements are typically made on the North Island, in and around Auckland, with limited placements available near Ohope Beach. Occasionally, placements may also be made on the South Island (e.g. Queenstown). Placement sites vary greatly in terms of being rural/urban, culturally homogeneous/multi-ethnic and of high/low socioeconomic levels. Some placements can be in Maori/Pacific Island dominant communities, or where there are large immigrant populations. Teachers typically live in homestay accommodations.

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Kaylee Cleghorn is in her sixth year of teaching social studies, specifically teaching middle school World History in Tennessee. She traveled to New Zealand through the Overseas Practicum for Experienced Teachers.

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Teaching Responsibilities

Teachers have the opportunity to teach a variety of subjects and grade levels. In most cases, you will teach in your own licensing area (e.g., elementary education, secondary math, etc.). Further, it may be possible to fulfill practicum requirements in New Zealand in the following license additions: ESL/ENL, Reading, JH/MS, Computers, and possibly others.

The language of instruction is English.

Contact Us

For more program information, contact:

Amara Stuehling, Ph.D.
Assistant Director
(812) 856-8529