Contact: Dr. Protima Roy
Office: Lay Hall, Room 212
Phone: (417) 873-7264
We are pleased to announce a great opportunity for Drury University student teachers to gain “international” teaching experience. Education majors planning to student teach in the spring semester of 2015, may apply to do a part of their student teaching at Hem Sheela Model School located in Durgapur, India. HemSheela Model School was founded in 1995 by Drury professors, Drs. Rabindra and Protima Roy, and was designated a sister school of Drury University in 2002.
Hem Sheela is a comprehensive K-12 school where the medium of instruction is in English. There are approximately 4,000 students enrolled and 130 certified teachers with three school sites including a 20 acre campus housing all grades, a separate elementary school, and a tribal school in a nearby village. The school follows the national curriculum guidelines and secondary level students take India-wide examinations during the spring with Hem Sheela students performing successfully with exemplary scores.
Drury students have been visiting Hem Sheela since the school’s inception in 1995 and the Roy’s have hosted over 19 groups of students and faculty to India. Previously education majors have participated in clinical experiences through a course EDUC 490/690. However since 2009, we have been offering a part of student teaching experience in India. The rest of the student teaching will be done in the Springfield R-12 School District or within the United States. Students participating in this program will be required to give a power point presentation to pre-service and in-service teachers.
If you would like to be considered for this experience, please complete the enclosed application. Finalists will be required to complete an interview process. Students who are selected will be awarded a scholarship provided by Drury University that will include plane fare, ground transportation in India, food, lodging, and other related educational expenses for the trip.
Applications are due in the School of Education and Child Development office by September 19, 2014 with interviews to follow. Selection of two students is planned by September 30, 2014. Students who are selected are required to participate in orientation meetings and lesson planning sessions prior to the trip.