MEXICO: EDUCATION AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT AT TECHNOLÓGICO DE MONTERREY
Academic Year Applications
February 1: Priority Deadline
March 1: Secondary Deadline
April 1: Late Applicant Deadline
Note: CSU IP recommends that students apply by the priority deadline as available spaces may be limited on popular programs.
2.9 Cumulative GPA
CSU Class Standing
Junior or Senior.
4 semesters/6 quarters of college-level Spanish (through intermediate level), and the completion of all lower-division coursework in the major. Native Spanish speakers with strong composition skills are eligible to apply.
PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
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Students are required to take the equivalent of 15 CSU units per semester.
to view the Academic Bulletin for this program for further details regarding course credits and academic policies.
Students pay the same tuition for Mexico: Education & Child Development at Technológico de Monterrey as the tuition paid for their home CSU campus. For more information on costs, including accommodations, travel and other expenses, see the Budget Estimates above.
CSU IP students spend an Academic Year abroad on this program. The traditional Mexican academic cycle begins in February and ends in November.
Academic Year: July to June.
The Mexico: Education & Child Development at Technológico de Monterrey program is affiliated with Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), better known as Tec. The Tec is a major university system with 32 campuses throughout Mexico. CSU IP students study at Tec’s Querétaro campus, which was founded in 1975 and enrolls about 5,000 students in 19 majors. CSU students may pursue coursework in most of these areas, subject to their language ability, or concentrate on Spanish language learning.
The Mexico: Education & Child Development at Technológico de Monterrey program is an excellent opportunity for students who are considering teaching as a career to add an international component to their degree program. The program is best suited for students majoring in education, liberal studies, child development or a closely related field. After taking a Spanish language placement exam upon arrival, Students enroll in Spanish language courses appropriate to their level. Additionally, students take courses in Latin American civilization, intercultural communication and the Mexican education system. Each semester, students also experience education in Mexico through classroom observation and participation in public and private schools at the primary and/or secondary level in Querétaro. Through coursework at the Tec and assisting teachers in schools, students gain valuable experience in working with Mexican children in school settings while enhancing their understanding of the Spanish language and Mexican culture.
For more information about the academic program, students may refer to the CSU IP Academic Bulletin and La META program flyer. Note that course offerings are subject to change and may not be offered during the year of intended study.
The Mexico: Education & Child Development at Technológico de Monterrey program is located in North-Central Mexico in Querétaro, which is located 125 miles north of Mexico City and 220 miles east of Guadalajara. Querétaro is one of Mexico’s most well-known and beautiful colonial cities and a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. It is located near the ancient capitals of the Aztecs and the Toltecs, and is growing as an important business and industrial center.
Upon arrival in Mexico, students are provided with temporary host family accommodations, for one month, prearranged by the Tec. During this first month, the on-site staff will provide students with housing information and assist them in finding permanent accommodations. Some students choose to stay with their host family for the remainder of the academic year, while others rental local apartments.
ADDITIONAL PROGRAM NOTES:
Applicants must complete and submit two
applications for this program: the CSUF online application
and the CSU IP online application
According to the CSU IP Academic Bulletin for Mexico
, CSU IP in Mexico is affiliated with the Tecnológico de Monterrey System (known as the Tec), which is a multi-campus university system unique in Latin American, operating 31 campuses throughout Mexico. CSU IP students attend the Querétaro campus of the Tec. All students in Mexico are required to take the following:
- A Spanish placement test prior to arrival (to determine Spanish level placement);
- A Spanish language course each semester;
- The equivalent of 15 CSU semester units each semester; and
- Other course requirements depending on the CSU IP program.
Students of the CSU IP Mexico: Education & Child Development or "La META" Program (Learn About Mexican Education and Teaching in Action) enroll in Spanish language courses appropriate to their level in addition to a prescribed and required set of courses each semester. Courses include two internship courses (one each semester) where students experience education in Mexico as classroom teaching assistants in public and private schools in Querétaro. This is a set curriculum and students in this program must enroll in all of the required courses unless otherwise approved by the CSU IP Office. Click here
to access detailed program and course information