About the Program
The Germany for Educators program provides opportunities for teacher education students across grade levels and academic disciplines to delve into Germany education and culture through a partnership with the Staatliches Seminar für Didaktik und Lehrerbildung (GWHS) Nürtingen, a teaching and teacher education campus in Nürtingen, Germany.
Germany for Educators is a non-credit program that includes over 2-weeks abroad each July. Participants travel to cities near Stuttgart to visit German schools, meet with teachers and students, live with host families, tour communities, and delve into German education, history and culture. Area excursions may include visits to Munich or Berlin, the Black Forest, the medieval towns, castles, art and history museums, and more!
Participants also meet at Buffalo State during the spring semester for pre-planning activities and research, and cohort development.
How to Participate
Germany for Educators is open to all Buffalo State currently enrolled teacher education students - including undergraduate and graduate elementary, middle, and secondary level candidates from all academic disciplines. Space permitting, this program is also open to area Pk-12 and university educators
Student participants must be registered for classes, be in good academic standing, and maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
Applications are accepted online through the School of Education Office of the Dean. All applicants must download the application and submit the completed application form with an essay of intent, one academic reference, and a copy of past grades and current course registration.
Anticipated costs for flights, ground transportation, meals, excursions, health insurance, and administration fees is estimated at approximately $3000. Most lodging and meals are provided.