National/International Student Teaching Program (NISTP)

NISTP General Information

If you are interested in student teaching in Washington, DC, or Houston, Texas, please attend one of the general information meetings. These meetings are usually held the second week of fall and winter semesters. Dates and times vary each semester, but they are always posted on the doors of the McKay Building one week in advance.

For more information about the meeting or NISTP general questions contact the NISTP Coordinator, Nancy Bassett.

201-T MCKB
Phone: 801-422-7680

Student Teaching Sites

Guangzhou, China

  • Location: The Clifford School.
  • Cost: BYU tuition, transportation, personal expenses, and utilities.

Houston, Texas

  • Location: Schools in Aldine Independent School District, located 17 miles north of downtown Houston.
  • Cost: BYU tuition, transportation, housing, food, and personal expenses.

Washington, DC Area

  • Location: Fairfax County Public Schools, VA.
  • Cost: BYU tuition, transportation, housing, food, and personal expenses.
  • Note: Washington, DC, does not have teaching opportunities in Family and Consumer Sciences Ed.

General Expenses


You will pay regular BYU tuition.


BYU housing applies. The cost is comparable to Provo rent.


You are responsible for food expenses


Current rates vary; all travel is the obligation of the student.


Miscellaneous expenses and local travel are the obligation of the student.


Not applicable

Application Requirements and Deadlines


  • The Student Teaching Application must be filled out and submitted to the Education Advisement Center (350 MCKB) by the deadlines listed below.


For Fall Semester

For Winter Semester

For Spr/Sum Term

China Jan. 15 N/A N/A
Jan. 15
Sept. 15
Washington D.C.
Jan. 15
Sept. 15


Page updated 12/17/2021