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Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program

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 approximately 80 teachers each in spring or fall 2014.

 Program Requirements:

  • Be current secondary-level, full-time teachers with five or more years of classroom experience in disciplines including English, English as a Foreign Language, social studies, mathematics and science;
  • Be citizens of Iraq;
  • Have English-language proficiency in written and spoken English with a minimum 450 paper-based TOEFL Score;
  • Commitment to continue teaching after completion of the program; and
  • Submit a completed application. Application deadline:  April 15, 2013

 Completed Application Includes:

 Please submit applications to:  BaghdadTEAprogram@state.gov