Fulbright TEA brings international teachers to the United States for a six-week program that offers academic seminars for professional development at a host university.
Deadline: March 21, 2020
December 1, 2019
March 21, 2020
The Fulbright TEA Program provides outstanding secondary school teachers with a unique opportunity to develop expertise in their subject areas, enhance their teaching skills, and increase their knowledge about the United States through a six-week non-degree, non-credit academic program to take seminars for professional development at a host university, and to observe and share their expertise with teachers and students at that university and at local secondary schools.
The Fulbright TEA Program will provide approximately 170 fellowships to international secondary- school teachers from around the world. The international participants will travel to the United States for one of two six-week professional development programs in either Spring of 2021 or Fall of 2021.
The academic seminars that the Fulbright TEA Program will provide focuses on new teaching methodologies, content-based instruction, project-based learning, infusing thematic topics into curriculum, lesson planning, and instructional technology training for teachers. Intensive English language instruction will be offered to teachers who need additional practice. The program will include a practicum of at least 40 hours with a U.S. partner teacher in a U.S. secondary school near the host university to actively engage participants in the U.S. classroom environment. Cultural enrichment, mentoring, and support will be provided to participants throughout the program.
After returning home, teachers who successfully complete the program will be eligible to compete for small grant awards for essential teaching materials, follow-on training for other teachers, collaborative projects between participating American schools and their home schools, and other activities that build on the exchange experience.
An independent review committee will be convened to select participants for the program on a merit basis.
The Fulbright TEA Program promotes diversity in the classroom and in learning. The Fulbright TEA Program supports inclusion and strongly encourages teachers with disabilities to apply.
Educational administrators (such as representatives or officials of the Ministry of Education) and school administrators who teach less than fifty percent of their time, full-time teacher trainers, university faculty, private English Language tutors, and teachers from schools primarily serving expatriates are not eligible.
Staff or families of staff at a U.S. Embassy or Fulbright Commission are not eligible to apply. Current IREX employees and consultants and their immediate family members (spouses, parents, children, and siblings) are not eligible to compete in any IREX-implemented grant programs.
Former participants of the Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program, the International Leaders in Education Program (ILEP), the Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program, the Partners in Education (PiE) program, or Fulbright Teacher Exchange Programs are not eligible to apply. If you have participated in other U.S. government-funded professional development exchange programs, please contact the Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy in your country to inquire about your eligibility.
The Fulbright TEA program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), with funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by IREX.
Register and fill an online form through this link: http://oas.irex.org/fulbrighttea
To learn more about the program, visit: www.irex.org/fulbright-tea
The Binational Fulbright Commission in Jordan strives to ensure that its efforts reflect the diversity of both, Jordanian and American societies. The Commission seeks and encourages the involvement of people from traditionally underrepresented audiences in all its scholarships, grants, programs and other higher educational exchange activities and its workforce and workplace. Opportunities are open to people regardless of their race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, geographic location, socio- economic status, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity. The Commission is committed to fairness, equity and inclusion.