ILEP teachers participate in a five-month academic program at US university graduate schools, typically between January and May. As part of the program, teachers will audit courses at the university. They will have at least 90 hours of observing and coteaching in US secondary schools.
Details for this program may vary by country. Generally, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Be current secondary school–level, full-time teachers in a school that serves a primarily local (not expatriate) population
- Have five or more years of classroom experience in ILEP teaching disciplines: English, EFL, social studies, mathematics, science, or special education
- Be citizens of and residents in eligible ILEP countries
- Have earned a bachelor’s degree or equivalent
- Obtain a minimum score of 500 on paper-based TOEFL or a 61 on an internet-based TOEFL
- Demonstrate a commitment to continue teaching after completion of the program
- Have submitted a complete application
Former participants of ILEP, the Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program, Partners in Education, or the Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program may not apply. If you have participated in other programs funded by the US government, please talk to the Fulbright commission/US embassy in your country about your eligibility.
- We will begin accepting applications in December 2016.
- Please review the eligibility criteria listed above.
- Visit the website of the US embassy or Fulbright commission in your country to apply.