Leigh Martin

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

Singapore, Asia

Mailing Address: 

Department of Teaching
University of Northern Iowa
SEC 153
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 

Martin, L. & Gilson, T. (2016). The Journey to a Program for International Teacher Leaders: Vision, Dilemmas & Success. Educational Process: International Journal, 5 (3).

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)