Eurasia / South Asia Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA)
ATTENTION! THE DEADLINE IS DUE!
Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA)
The Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA) 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 consists of a six‐week
non‐degree, non‐credit customized academic program including seminars on new teaching methodologies, curriculum development, lesson planning, and instructional technology.
Participants will also participate in a practicum in a U.S. secondary school near the host university to work closely with U.S. teachers and teach and present to U.S. students. Cultural enrichment, mentoring, and support will be provided throughout the program. The international participants will travel to the United States in two cohorts of 88‐90 teachers each in spring or fall 2013.
Upon returning home, TEA program alumni are eligible to apply for small grants for essential teaching materials, follow‐on training for other teachers, collaborative projects between schools in their home country and the United States, and other activities that build on their U.S. experience.
The TEA fellowship is fully funded and provides:
- J‐1 visa support;
- A pre‐departure orientation held in participant’s home country;
- Round‐trip airfare to and within the U.S
- A Welcome Orientation in Washington, D.C.;
- Academic program fees;
- Housing (generally shared with other program fellows) and meals;
- Accident and sickness medical insurance coverage;
- Transportation to the teaching practicum school (if necessary);
- A daily allowance for meals and incidentals during the academic program;
- A book/professional development allowance;
- A baggage/shipping allowance (domestic and international)
- A Closing Workshop in Washington, D.C.; and
- The opportunity to apply for alumni small grants.
Current secondary‐level, full‐time teachers with five
or more years of classroom experience in disciplines
- English or English as a Foreign Language (EFL)
- Social Studies
- Citizens of and residents in Georgia
- Proficient in written and spoken English
- Continue teaching after completion of the program;
- Have submitted a complete application (TEA Application, TEA Institutional Support Reference)
APPLICATION DEADLINE APRIL 12th, 2012
Please return completed applications to:
Sophie Bzishvili, Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy
E-mail: TbilisiExchanges@state.gov , Phone: 227 71 47/48