a) What happens if a teacher candidate isn’t selected for an international CFE?
Teacher candidates not randomly selected for an international CFE by mid October, are immediately considered for a rural or local CFE (usually allocated mid-late December). This is the case for all international CFEs, including self-placements.
b) Is there an International CFE wait-list?
Yes. All teacher candidates who registered and were not selected for an International CFE, are automatically placed on a wait-list. This wait-list is dissolved December 1st.
c) What is the likelihood of a wait-listed teacher candidate picking up an international CFE?
The likelihood of a wait-listed teacher candidate picking up an international CFE is dependent on two things. First, if the location is one of the wait-listed teacher candidate’s registered 1st, 2nd or 3rd international placement preferences, and second, how many teacher candidates are on the placement’s wait list.
d) What is the process for allocating international placements to teacher candidates on the wait list?
This is best explained through an example: Early October a teacher candidate in the secondary program accepts an international CFE placement in Japan. However, in late October they back out due to unforeseen circumstances.
At this point, the international CFE coordinator randomly selects another ‘replacement’ teacher candidate from the wait-list of secondary teacher candidates who had Japan as their first choice but were not originally randomly selected. If no one from this ‘Japan-as-my-first-choice’ wait-list takes up the placement, then the placement is offered to those randomly selected from the wait-list of ‘Japan-as-my-second-choice’. Again, if no one from this ‘Japan-as-my-second-choice’ wait-list takes up the placement, a replacement teacher candidate is randomly selected from the ‘Japan-as-my-third-choice’ wait-list.
Any placement not filled through this process, is then offered to a teacher candidate randomly selected from the entire international wait-list of secondary teacher candidates (those who indicated they wanted an international placement, but may not have selected Japan as one of their three preferred international CFE placements). If no one in this whole-group-wait-list wants the placement, then it is offered to the secondary student body (and again one person is randomly selected from respondents from this group).
The same process is used to fill all open international CFE placements in the elementary & middle years program (including exchanges and self placements).