The Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) program is a six-week exchange program at a U.S. university for secondary school teachers who teach English, English as a Foreign Language (EFL), math, science, and social studies, including special education teachers of those subjects.
The 2024 call for applications in Guatemala is open
from January 5, 2023, to April 14, 2023
About the Fulbright TEA program
The Fulbright TEA program consists of general academic seminars focused on new teaching methodologies, student-centered learning, content-based instruction, lesson planning, and instructional technology training for teachers. Intensive English language instruction will be offered to those teachers in need of additional practice. The program also includes a practicum of a minimum of 40 hours with a U.S. partner teacher in a secondary school near the host university, to actively engage participants in the U.S. classroom environment. Cultural enrichment, mentoring, and support is provided to participants throughout the program. The Fulbright TEA program provides participants with practical resources they can use in their teaching as well as skills to train trainers.
Selected participants should expect to travel to the United States in either January or September 2024. (Applicants should indicate their preference.)
Who should apply?
To be eligible for the Fulbright Tea program, applicants must meet all the following requirements:
Note: Secondary-level teachers include both middle and high school teachers who work with students approximately 12 to 18 years of age. Teachers responsible for teaching additional grade levels must teach middle or high school students more than 50 percent (50%) of their work time to be eligible.
Applications that do not fulfill all requirements will not be reviewed.
How do I apply?
Note: If you are not contacted to schedule an interview by April 15, 2023, you have not been selected to continue to the next stage of the selection process. Applicants not selected for interviews will not receive a notice of non-selection.
4. Pre-selected fellows must take the TOEFL exam. The cost of the exam is covered by the program.
5. Final selection of Fulbright TEA teachers is made by the William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB), an independent, Presidentially appointed board with oversight responsibility for all Fulbright academic exchange programs.
Teachers selected to participate in the Fulbright TEA program will:
Participation in the Fulbright TEA program is primarily open to teachers who demonstrate English language proficiency by scoring at least 450 on the paper-based TOEFL or 45 on the internet-based TOEFL. The minimum required scores represent an intermediate level. Applicants do not need to have an existing TOEFL score to apply, but they should prepare to take the test. Again, finalists will be scheduled to take the test in March 2023.
Fellows will travel as members of one of two cohorts per the following timeline:
Participants will live in assigned housing on or near the host university campus. Note: Dependents are not permitted to accompany participants in the program.
Each Fulbright TEA participant receives a maintenance allowance during the program to cover expenses such as supplies for classes, household items, personal items, medical co-payments, and cultural and other activities. Also included in this allowance is a daily stipend to purchase groceries, meals at local restaurants, or food from on-campus dining services. Costs associated with housing, required program activities, and other program-related expenses are paid in advance by the Fulbright TEA program and may vary by host university.
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