2020 Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program for Teachers
Deadline: Vary by country
The Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (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. Participants observe classrooms and share their expertise with teachers and students at the host university and at local secondary schools.
Depending on country of origin, international teachers have the opportunity to apply to either the Fulbright TEA General Pedagogy Cohort or the Media Literacy Cohort.
The Fulbright TEA Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, with funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by IREX.
Eligible countries and territories: Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burma, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Moldova, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Russia, Rwanda, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, West Bank/Gaza, Zambia, Zimbabwe
- English or English as a Foreign Language
- Social Studies (civics, history, geography, global studies, etc.)
- Special Education in the disciplines listed above
- Teacher training: Fulbright TEA participants engage in an intensive six-week professional development program at a U.S. university. They take part in academic seminars on new teaching methodologies, curriculum development, lesson planning, and instructional technology.
- Field experience: Fulbright TEA participants are immersed in an American classroom environment. They have opportunities to observe, co-teach, and share their expertise in U.S. secondary schools, building collaborative, lasting connections with U.S. teachers and students.
- Best practice exchange: Fulbright TEA participants study and observe international best practices in education and share their own professional knowledge with educators and students in the United States.
- Civic and cultural activities: Fulbright TEA participants take part in American cultural activities such as performances, sporting events, U.S. home hospitality visits, and trips to historical sites.