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MS. PIYA BAHADUR, REGIONAL OFFICER, USIEF Hyderabad Regional Office American Consulate Building, Paigah Palace, 1-8-323, Chiran Fort Lane, Begumpet, Secunderabad 500 003 Phone: 0 - 83416 96570, 95736 00290, E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
ELIGIBLE TEACHING DISCIPLINES FOR TEA ARE:
Please return completed applications to:
United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) Hyderabad Regional Office
American Consulate Building, Paigah Palace,1-8-323, Chiran Fort Lane, Begumpet, Secunderabad 500 003 Phone: 0 - 83416 96570, 95736 00290, E-mail:<email@example.com>, Website: www.usief.org.in
CONTACT PERSON: MS. PIYA BAHADUR, REGIONAL OFFICER
DEADLINE: April 1, 2015
Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA) Application for International Teachers
The Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA) will provide international teachers with unique opportunities to develop expertise in their subject areas, enhance their teaching skills, and increase their knowledge of the United States.
The Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA) will provide approximately 160 secondary school teachers from East Asia and the Pacific, Europe and Eurasia, the Near East, South and Central Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Western Hemisphere 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 academic program at a U.S. University. The international participants will travel to the United States in two cohorts of approximately 80 teachers each in spring or fall 2016. TEA provides academic seminars focusing on teaching methodologies, curriculum development, lesson planning, teaching strategies, and instructional technology training. Intensive English language instruction will be offered to teachers who need additional practice. The program will also include a field experience at a U.S. secondary school where participants work closely with U.S. teachers and teach and present to U.S. students. Cultural enrichment, mentoring, and support will be provided to participants throughout the program.
After returning home, teachers will be eligible to participate in a small grants program to request funds for essential teaching materials, follow-on training for other teachers, collaborative projects between their home schools and U.S. schools, and other activities that build on the exchange experience.
*A limited number of participants with TOEFL scores between 425 and 450, or equivalent, will be accepted for the program into a special cohort with additional English language training included in the professional development program. TOEFL scores are not required at the time of application. If you are short-listed for interview, USIEF will administer the TOEFL or an equivalent of English proficiency test.
The Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program promotes diversity in the classroom and in learning. The TEA Program supports inclusion and strongly encourages teachers with disabilities to apply.
APPLICATIONS NOT MEETING THE ABOVE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS WILL NOT BE FORWARDED TO THE SELECTION COMMITTEE.
IREX reserves the right to verify all of the information included in the application. In the event that there is a discrepancy, or information is found to be false, the application will immediately be declared invalid and the applicant ineligible.
PROVISIONS OF THE FELLOWSHIP
SELECTION PROCESS AND CRITERIA
TEA Fellows will be selected through a merit-based open competition based on the criteria below. Top candidates will be interviewed by an interview panel and must take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or equivalent English language examination or provide valid results from within a year of the application deadline. TOEFL scores received between June 2014 and the application deadline are valid for consideration and use for selection committees to assess an applicant’s English language proficiency.
Selection Criteria (not in order of importance):
GENERAL APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS & SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
A completed application includes all elements listed below. You may submit your application by April 1, 2015 to USIEF Regional office in Hyderabad in paper form in the following order: