Leigh Martin

International/Out-of-State Student Teaching Coordinator
Office Location: 

Korea International School in Seoul, South Korea

Mailing Address: 

Department of Teaching
University of Northern Iowa
SEC 507
Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613-0613

  • B.A., University of Northern Iowa
  • M.Ed., Framingham State College
  • Ph.D., Iowa State University
Areas of Expertise 
  • Elementary Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • International  Education
  • Educational Leadership
  • Third Culture Kids
  • Differentiated Instruction
Research Interests 
  • Cultural Competencies
  • Equity and Diversity
  • Student Teaching
Courses Taught 
  • Culturally Relevant Teaching
  • Leading Learning, Teaching and Curriculum
  • Community Connections
  • Novice Teacher Internship
Selected Publications 
  • Book Chapter 2014: Student Teaching in non-Western cultures; a Journey of Personal and Professional Transformation on the Road to Becoming a Globally-Minded Teacher in Schwarzer, D. & Bridglall, B. (Eds), Promoting Global Competence & Social Justice in Teacher Education.
  • Are we there yet?...a personal and professional path toward global citizenship; http://www.globalteachereducation.org/blog/are-we-there-yet
  • Gilson, T & Martin L. (2009). Does Student Teaching Abroad Impact Teacher Competencies? Perspectives from Iowa School Administrators.  Action in Teacher Education, winter 2010
  • Martin, L. (2012).  International student teaching in non-western cultures; the impact on first year teachers (Doctoral Dissertation).  Proquest/UMI. (iastate12724)