Why Niagara University's International Teaching and Learning Program?

Why Niagara University's International Teaching and Learning Program?

Candidates complete the program in a cohort of 10-15 students over three semesters. The program will largely be offered in an asynchronous on-line format, with limited synchronous or face-to-face meetings at key transition points (semester orientations, advisement, and graduation).

Graduates of this program will:

  • Develop a personal philosophy of International Teaching and Learning grounded in an understanding of a variety of educational philosophies represented around the world and universal human learning and development theories.
  • Establish and maintain a culturally responsive classroom.
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate instructional units that support an identified international curriculum framework.
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate a variety of teaching strategies that meet students’ needs; achieve learning outcomes; and encourage active engagement, inquiry, problem solving, interdisciplinary learning, and reflection.
  • Differentiate teaching and assessment practices based on knowledge of the individual and group needs of their students with attention to culture, language, abilities, and assets.
  • Facilitate student learning of and through the language arts (especially reading, writing, speaking and listening) across the curriculum.
  • Select, design, implement, and evaluate assessment strategies to measure student learning and teaching effectiveness.
  • Act as a professional, international educator who effectively collaborates with colleagues and families, reflects on his/her practice, and engages in ongoing professional development through scientific inquiry.