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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Global Student Teaching

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Add to your teaching skills and diverse cultural experiences while increasing your marketability.

The Office of Field and International Experience provides services and support related to student teaching as well as pre-student teaching field experiences in education. The office along with our P-12 school partners strive to give teacher candidates the highest quality experience related to current research.

We currently work with hundreds of professional educators in districts in several locations: Southern Minnesota; Twin Cities metropolitan area; Aldine, TX; and Costa Rica. Our Professional Development School partners include: Faribault Public Schools; Le Sueur Public Schools; Mankato Area Public Schools; Owatonna Public Schools; St. Peter Public Schools; Sibley East Public Schools; Waseca Public Schools; Bloomington Public Schools.

Using co-teaching as a pedagogical strategy, our teacher candidates work closely with cooperating teachers to ensure the success of all P-12 student learners.


Requirements for consideration:
  • Selection will be based on academic and field experience success in addition to the dispositions of passion for teaching and inquisitive learner.
  • A written narrative and interview will be required.


There are some unique opportunities to set yourself apart from the crowd!
  • Aldine, Texas
  • Costa Rica
International Programs Video


Interested in learning more? 
Contact Elizabeth Finsness at
Office of Field and International Experience
119 Armstrong Hall
Mankato, MN 56001