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Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA)

For Thai secondary school department heads to share their knowledge and teaching skills through coursework, intensive training, team-teach, and visits to relevant institutions – 6 weeks


ABOUT THE PROGRAM

TEA Program, implemented by IREX, a Washington, DC-based nonprofit organization, brings together 150-180 international secondary school teachers to the United States to develop expertise in their subject areas, enhance their teaching skills, and increase their knowledge about the United States.

Up to four (4) grants are available for this 6–week program in September-November every year. Successful Thai teachers will be placed in cohorts of about 18-22 teachers at eight (8) U.S. universities that are selected through a competitive process. The program consists of academic seminars focusing on new teaching methodologies, curriculum development, lesson planning, teaching strategies, and computer training. Intensive English language instruction will be offered to teachers who have a TOEFL ITP test score of lower than 425. The program will also include an internship at a U.S. secondary school to actively engage participants in the U.S. classroom environment. Cultural enrichment, mentoring, and support will be provided to participants throughout the program.


DEGREE

Non-degree


FIELDS

English, social science, mathematics, or science


NO. OF GRANT

Up to 4 grants annually


PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT

January-March


ELIGIBILITY
  1. Be a Thai citizen in good health, under 50 years of age at the time of application deadline
  2. Be secondary-level, full-time teachers at the time of application and after return with at least five years of classroom experience in either English, social science, mathematics, or science
  3. Hold a bachelor’s degree or higher
  4. Have an approval for a leave of absence from the school/institutional administration


REQUIREMENTS
  1. Attend the pre-departure orientation during mid-August
  2. Be willing to participate in any academic activities organized by Fulbright or other related agencies upon return to Thailand
  3. Continue teaching for at least five years after completion of the program

NOTE

No English proficiency score is required at the time of application. However, successful applicants will be provided with an official ITP TOEFL test the following day after the interview. The selected candidates must have a score of at least 425 to be eligible for nomination to IREX.


CONTACT

Email: tusef@fulbrightthai.org

Tel: 0 2285 0581-2 Ext. 106