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Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA) in USA

Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA)


A program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), U.S. Department of State, implemented by IREX and administered by USIEF

Application for International Teachers

The U.S. Department of State and IREX announce an open competition for a program that will bring outstanding secondary-level school teachers to the U.S. for a professional development opportunity. TEA seeks to:
·         Enhance teachers’ expertise in their teaching discipline and equip them with a deeper understanding of best practices in teaching methods, lesson planning, and instructional technology
·         Create among educators a more nuanced understanding of the U.S.
·         Develop productive and lasting relationships and mutual understanding between U.S. and international teachers and their students.
·         Contribute to improving teaching in participating countries by preparing participants to serve as teacher leaders who, upon returning home, will apply and share their experience and skills with their peers and students.

ELIGIBLE TEACHING DISCIPLINES FOR TEA ARE:

·         English or English as a Foreign Language,
·         Social Studies (Social Studies, Civics, History, Geography, Economics)
·         Mathematics
·         Science
·         Special Education teachers in the disciplines listed above

United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) has announced the 2015 Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program for full time school teachers (grades 6 to 12) teaching English, Social Studies, Mathematics, Science and Special Education at schools in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and Telangana. Please note that this competition is open only to teachers from the states mentioned above and not the rest of India. This U.S. Government sponsored program provides international teachers with unique opportunities to develop expertise in their subject areas, enhance their teaching skills and increase their knowledge about the United States.
            TEA Program consists of a six-week non-degree, non-credit customized academic program including seminarson new teaching methodologies, curriculum development, lesson planning, and instructional technology.  Participants will also participate in practicum in a U.S. secondary school near their host university to work closely with U.S. teachers and teach and present to U.S. students. Cultural enrichment, mentoring, and supportwill be provided throughout the program. Selected Indian teachers will receive round-trip transportation, room and board and applicable allowances and will travel on J 1 visas. 

Application deadline is April 15, 2015.

Interested applicants can obtain details including application materials from USIEF Regional Office in Hyderabad or USIEF website www.usief.org.in . The complete URL is: http://www.usief.org.in/Fellowships/FIC-Teaching-Excellence-and-Achievement-Program.aspx .

Attached is the announcement and application form.

TEA IRSF_FY15 Download

TEA Application Download

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