Opportunity for United States teachers: Teachers for Global Classrooms Program

Opportunity for United States teachers: Teachers for Global Classrooms Program

A US teacher in a classroom abroad

 

IREX is accepting applications for the 2017–2018 Teachers for Global Classrooms Program. The deadline to apply is Monday, March 20, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. EST.

The Teachers for Global Classrooms Program is a year-long, fully funded professional development opportunity for elementary, middle, and high school teachers in the United States to become leaders in global education. Global education is critical to helping students develop 21st century skills. Teachers for Global Classrooms equips teachers to bring an international perspective to their schools through targeted online training, international teaching experience, and global collaboration.

Application Instructions

Applications must be submitted online by Monday, March 20, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. EST. Applications that are faxed, mailed, or e-mailed will not be accepted.

Download the detailed application instructions. Please review the program eligibility requirements prior to starting an application to ensure that you are eligible. If you have additional questions after reviewing the application instructions, please send an e-mail to tgc@irex.org.

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Eligibility Requirements

Teachers for Global Classrooms was one of the best professional opportunities I have had in my life.... I gained new skills, experiences, and perspectives that opened my eyes and will help me bring global education to my school.

Mario Perez, TGC alumnus

Eligible applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be currently employed as an elementary, middle, or high school teacher
  • Must be a full-time teacher with five or more years of teaching experience by the end of the 2016–2017 school year
  • Must be a US citizen
  • Must currently reside and teach in the United States*

*US teachers at Department of Defense schools and teachers from US territories are also eligible to apply.

Financial Support

The Teachers for Global Classrooms Program is fully funded* by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the US Department of State.

*Pending availability of funds

Contact

E-mail: tgc@irex.org