All applicants will participate in the Australia Student Teaching program from mid-June through mid-September.

Teacher candidates will have the choice to be registered for:

Spring: U.S./N.Y. student teaching placement will take place Jan-Mar before Australia student teaching.
Fall: U.S./N.Y. student teaching placement will take place Oct-Dec after Australia student teaching.

Please refer to  AST/U.S. Student Teaching Schedule for clarification.


A minimum GPA of 2.8 is required for Childhood/Early Childhood majors.
A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required for all others unless higher GPA is required by department for student teaching.
A higher GPA is recommended for all.

Application Forms and Requirements:  

All components of the Australia Student Teaching Application which include:

  • Application - pages 2 & 3
  • Two Confidential References - pages 4 & 5
  • Official Transcript  
  • Professional Experience Resume - page 6
  • Supplemental Teacher Education Application - page 6
  • Approval Signature Page - page 7
    Signature Page for Cortland Students

Non-Cortland students must also return completed Judicial Review and Code of Conduct

Submission Instructions:

All applicants are encouraged to use the Australia Student Teaching Application Planner to be sure all materials are submitted by deadline.

  • SUNY Cortland students submit all of the above application materials to the SUNY Cortland International Programs Office.
  • Non-Cortland students submit all of the application materials to the home campus office indicated on approval signature page (page 7).

Special Note:

Copy of passport- Needed by January 8th, 2013.
If you do not hold a passport, you are advised to apply for one at least 8 weeks prior to January 8th to avoid additional fees to expedite.
If you already hold a passport, it must be valid until March 2014.

Travel Information

Flight information will be available at the first orientation meeting.

Program Course Information

Number of credits awarded varies by student major and/or home campus.

Student Mentors

Email our program alumni to learn more about Australia Student Teaching from a student's perspective!

Jillian Walsh '11

Nate Thomas '12