This last month, Friends School of Minnesota once again welcomed Korean student teachers from the Global Teacher Education Program (GTEP). What a great educational and cultural exchange for everyone!
The Global Teacher Education Program (GTEP) is a short-term professional development and study abroad program sponsored through the University of Minnesota’s College of Education and Human Development. GTEP is a partnership program with Seoul National University of Education (SNUE) in South Korea. As part of the program South Korean Elementary Education school teachers spend one month in the United States. The program is structured so that the visiting teachers spend two weeks in lectures and two weeks in a practicum in U.S. schools.
Friends School of Minnesota has been participating since it begin 3 years ago. We are grateful for the opportunity to share our Quaker, progressive education philosophy with the Global Teacher Education Program.