The Office of Field and International Experience provides teacher candidates with real-world experiences in classrooms both close to home and around the globe. Our students are prepared and confident in the classroom because they contribute to the learning experience by co-teaching with mentor teachers.

Co-Teaching Model

Our teaching experience includes four levels of intentional field experience.  Each level builds on the previous level, and each incorporates our co-teaching model, in which teacher candidates work collaboratively with mentor teachers.

Global Opportunities

Set yourself apart with a unique opportunity to study away for your student teaching experience. We currently have opportunities for Student Teaching in:  

  • Alaska
  • Aldine, Texas
  • Costa Rica
  • Kenya
  • Norway

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Contact Us

Office of Field and International Experience
119 Armstrong Hall
Minnesota State University Mankato
Mankato, MN 56001

Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Phone: 507.389.1517

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About The Office of Field & Global Experience

The Office of Field and International Experience (OFIE) provides services and support for student teaching as well as pre-student teaching field experiences.

Global Opportunities

Add to your teaching skills and diverse cultural experiences while increasing your marketability by participating in one of our global student teaching opportunities.

Student Teaching

We provide teacher candidates with real-world experiences in classrooms both close to home and around the globe. Our students are prepared and confident in the classroom and ready to have an immediate impact on the students they teach.

Student Teaching Application

Begin the application process for student teaching.

Background Check

All students involved in field experiences, volunteering, or tutoring programs offered by the College of Education will be required to have, at minimum, one background check completed prior to involvement in these opportunities.

Liability Insurance

All students participating in a field experience in a K-12 setting must be covered by professional liability insurance.

Meet the Field & International Experience Team

Meet the faculty and staff in the College of Education Office of Field & International Experience.