Teach in China Application Instructions

 The deadline for the 2016-2017 Teach in China program is March 1, 2016.  Contact Kirk Martin (kirk.martin@drake.edu) with any questions.  Your application will be considered along with all other applicants to create a program cohort of up to 30 participants selected with the following criteria in mind: 

  1. Academic performance and extra-curricular experience. Placement preference will be given to those participants who can demonstrate previous teaching, tutoring, or mentoring experience 
  2. Demonstrated sense of maturity, responsibility and citizenship
  3. Ability to express how the Teach in China program will apply to personal and professional development goals
  4. Demonstrated knowledge of program placement schools and locations to be gained through program informational sessions, contact with current and/or former participants or with Program Director.

Application procedure: 

1.  Teach in China applications appear online through Drake's International Program System and will be made available on November 20, 2015.  To access the teach in China application:

    a.  Go to https://drake-horizons.symplicity.com/student

    b.  Drake students can log in to the system using their Drake e-mail address and Banner password. Non-Drake applicants will need to follow the directions to register for the system.

    c.  Search programs by provider, and Teach in China will appear last on the list of programs provided by Drake University.

The application will require you to provide the following materials:

    a.  Professional resume including references and their contact information

     b. You will need to have two (2) letters of recommendation (one from a faculty reference and one from a professional reference) uploaded to the application site or sent directly to the CCEP Office. These letters of recommendation must be dated, appear on letterhead, and be addressed to the CCEP Director. Letters will be used for program admission purposes AND by your employing school to secure your letters of invitation from the requisite Chinese government organizations. Letters from faculty should speak to your academic background, preparedness to face the challenges of living abroad and specifically your qualifications to teach conversational English. Letters from professional references should confirm your dates of employment and position(s) held and speak to your professionalism, work attitude and commitment to your work. Recommenders will receive instructions on how to submit their letters via email. Letters can sent by the recommender electronically via the application website or email directly to the CCEP Director or via regular mail.

Applicants and those providing recommendations are encouraged to contact the CCEP Director with any questions. CCEP Director's contact information as follows: Drake University, Kirk Martin, 1331 27th St., Des Moines, IA 50311(515) 271-3035. By entering names and emails addresses for those who will be providing recommendations they will be automatically sent instructions for submitting their letters.

      c. A copy of your undergraduate transcript showing your grades through Fall 2015 (and diploma if you've already graduated). Drake students can request a copy of their transcript for program admissions purposes free of charge by downloading and submitting the hardcopy request form to the Student Records Office. The hardcopy request form can be found within the Teach in China online application form. Non-Drake applicants can submit a copy of an official transcript or have an official copy sent to the CCEP Director's office.

The application must be completed and submitted no later than 12:00 noon, March 1, 2016 for placement consideration.  Please contact the Program Director with any questions via e-mail or by phone at (515) 271-3035  or in person at The Point 106, Drake University, Des Moines, IA 50311.  

2.  After an initial review of application materials, interviews with the CCEP Director  will be scheduled for the week following the deadline, March 1-4.  Applicants who are not available for in-person interviews during that week may schedule an online interview with the CCEP Director.

3.  Applicants who are approved for placement in the program will be notified the week following interviews and should they accept placement in the Teach in China program their placement will be secured only by submission of the program deposit of $250 by March 27, 2016.  Program placement locations will then be announced in mid-April.




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