Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA)

2021 Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State (ECA) and the International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) plans to announce an open competition for the 2021 Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA) early next year. 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.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: early 2020. Please check back here for updates.

TEA  brings outstanding secondary school teachers from Mozambique and other nations around the globe to the United States to further develop expertise in their subject areas, enhance their teaching skills, and increase their knowledge about the United States. International alumni are eligible to apply for small grants to implement self-designed projects that benefit their home schools and communities.

Program Design

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. The program also includes a practicum of at least 40 hours with a U.S. partner teacher in a U.S. secondary school near the host university to actively engage participants in the U.S. classroom environment. Cultural enrichment, mentoring, and support will be provided to participants throughout the program. TEA participants will travel to the United States in two cohorts of approximately 86 teachers each in January or September 2020. 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.

Eligible Teaching Disciplines for TEA are:

  • English or English as a Foreign Language;
  • Social Studies( social studies, civics, history, geography, etc.);
  • Mathematics;
  • Science;
  • Special Education teachers in the disciplines above.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Be current secondary-level teachers in a school that serves a primarily local (not expatriate) population;
  • Have five or more years of classroom experience in TEA teaching disciplines: English, EFL, Social Studies, Mathematics, Science, or special education;
  • Be citizens of and residents in Mozambique;
  • Have earned a bachelor’s degree or teaching certificate;
  • Have proficiency in written and spoken English;
  • Demonstrate commitment to continue teaching after completion of the program;

Please note that this is a program for practicing teachers. Applicants must reside in the country of citizenship at the time of application.

For more information on the TEA Program, e-mail MaputoExchangePrograms@state.gov, teaglobal@irex.org, or visit  http://youtu.be/6Rc0UiplMTc.