The U.S. Department of State and the International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) announce a program for outstanding international secondary-level school teachers to come to the U.S. for a six-week professional development opportunity – Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program.
The Fulbright TEA Program seeks to:
– Equip teachers with a deeper understanding of best practices in teaching methods, content-based instruction, project-based learning, lesson planning, and instructional technology.
– Create among educators a more nuanced understanding of the U.S.
– Develop productive and lasting relationships and mutual understanding between U.S. and international teachers and their students.
– Contribute to improved teaching in participating countries and communities by preparing participants to serve as stronger teacher leaders who, upon returning home, will apply and share their experience and skills with their peers and students.
– Make U.S. students more aware of other countries around the world through interaction with international teachers.
Eligible teaching disciplines for the Fulbright TEA program:
– English or English as a Foreign Language (EFL).
– Social Studies (civics, history, geography, global studies, etc.).
– Special Education in the disciplines listed above.