Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (Fulbright TEA)

Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (Fulbright TEA)

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.

The program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and is administered by IREX.

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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.

The program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and is administered by IREX.

Professional Development Opportunity for International Teachers

We are now accepting applications for the 2018–2019 Fulbright TEA Program.

Learn about the eligibility requirements and apply now.

Sponsor

US flag and seal of the US Department of State

This is a program of the U.S. Department of State, administered by IREX.

Quick Facts

  • Fulbright TEA participants foster positive interactions with Americans throughout their time in the United States, especially in American classrooms. All program participants have opportunities to observe, co-teach, and share their expertise in U.S. secondary schools.
  • Fulbright TEA participants are master teachers of English, English as a foreign language, science, mathematics, and social studies, including special education in those subject areas.

Goals

  • Promote mutual understanding among teachers, their schools, and communities in the United States and abroad by building teachers’ and students’ global competence, and by sharing teaching best practices internationally.
  • Provide in-service professional development to enhance teachers’ expertise in their disciplines and equip them with a deeper understanding of best practices in education.
  • Contribute to improving education in participating countries by preparing participants to serve as teacher leaders who will apply and share their experience and skills with their colleagues and students upon returning home.
[Being a TEA Fellow] means being part of a worldwide community of teacher leaders that share the common goal of improving personally and professionally and that have a passion for... teaching and leading. An alumnus of the program from Guatemala

Project Activities

  • 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.

Contact

E-mail: fulbrighttea@irex.org

 

 

This is a program of the U.S. Department of State, administered by IREX.