COLLaboRATION WITH PARTNER AGENCIES
We work with the IB to encourage experienced candidates seeking positions in IB schools to establish professional portfolios with CIS Career & Recruitment Services. CIS member schools can access the portfolios of CIS Candidates through the Candidate Recruitment Hub. CIS Candidates can search and apply for positions at CIS IB Schools and other accredited CIS schools, while enjoying all the other benefits of being CIS Candidates.
CIS is delighted to announce a new partnership with George Mason University (GMU), Virginia, USA, a world class research institution which has been delivering quality master’s degree coursework and licensure programs to international educators for Twenty-five years.
This partnership was sealed by Dr. Beverly Shaklee, Professor & Director Advanced Professional Teacher Development & International Education of GMU and Pauline O’Brien, Director of CIS Career & Recruitment Services.
The Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and Exceptional Children (TCLDEL) program at GMU houses three strands specifically targeting teachers who are currently employed in international schools or have the intent to teach in international schools. This includes International Elementary, International ESOL, and Advanced Studies in IB (IB authorized program). All programs are fully accredited by CAEP the U.S. national accrediting body for teacher education programs as well as being an authorised graduate institution for the International Baccalaureate.
The aim of this partnership is to support and guide graduates of GMU as they pursue careers in international education, connecting them with CIS member schools and thereby enriching the community with fresh perspectives and enthusiasm. We consider this partnership as central to putting into action the CIS mission of “shaping the future of international education” that will benefit our member schools.
Queen’s University is one is one of Canada’s oldest degree-granting institutions, and the Faculty of Education is a highly regarded leader in promoting international education. Since the late 1980s, it has placed thousands of teachers in hundreds of countries. Along with Queen’s University, CIS sees this kind of partnership as central to putting the mission of “shaping the future of international education” into action that will benefit our member schools.
We are eager to see how this partnership will grow and enhance our commitment to serving our member schools’ staffing needs. We are encouraged by the positive feedback we have received about this new initiative so far. We hope that it demonstrates our ever-evolving leadership in connecting our schools with the best educators.
We are pleased to announce a unique and exciting partnership with The University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.
UBC enrols one of the largest number of International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme graduates world-wide. In addition, it has a vibrant Bachelor of Education professional degree programme that provides teacher candidates in the IB stream the Certificate of Teaching and Learning in either the Primary Years, Middle Years or Diploma Programme options.
Rated among the top 40 universities globally, UBC is delighted to partner with CIS to afford graduates in the IB option direct contact with member schools. Director of IB Educator Programmes at UBC, Mr. Gary Little, said, “We not only view the partnership with CIS as a terrific opportunity for our IB-certified teacher candidates to work abroad but also as a terrific opportunity for CIS schools to hire some of the best-trained, most passionate teachers entering the profession.”
Situated on Canada’s west coast, UBC is home to over 12,000 international students with links across the globe. In addition, the university has over 500 active international partnerships in more than 65 countries.
CIS is excited to announce a partnership with State University of New York (SUNY) College at Plattsburgh. SUNY Plattsburgh’s nationally accredited education program has been running for 120 years, testament to their ability to innovate; the college is continually updating and redesigning their program to reflect the latest research and emerging trends.
The aim of this partnership is to increase international opportunities for SUNY Plattsburgh Education Majors by connecting them with CIS Schools through CIS Career & Recruitment Services. These opportunities may take the form of internships or teaching placements. The precise details are under discussion but the enthusiasm from SUNY Plattsburgh students is already apparent. Pauline O’Brien, Director of CIS Career & Recruitment Services, visited the college campus in March to speak to teacher candidates — from freshmen to graduate students nearing their masters in student teaching, about the possibilities of teaching overseas; Jackie Vogl, Associate Vice President for Global Education said “Our freshmen were extremely excited. In fact, three came up to after her presentation to introduce themselves and tell her to count them in”.
CIS and SUNY Plattsburgh are both excited about the possibilities this developing partnership affords. Watch this space.