Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program

Are you a teacher of mathematics, science, social studies, English, or do you teach children with disabilities at the secondary level? Do you have at least 3 years of professional experience following university or teaching college graduation? Do you want to improve your teaching skills and learn about life in the USA? Then the six-week teacher training Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement program is for you. During this program, you will learn a variety new teaching methods, work with American teachers and students during a two-week internship in an American school, and take part in cultural and social activities to learn more about the United States.

The Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement (FTEA) Program 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. FTEA 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 take part in a practicum in a U.S. secondary school near their 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 the spring or fall. 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.

Program duration – 6 weeks.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Current secondary-level, full-time teachers with three or more years of classroom experience in English, English as a Foreign Language (EFL), Math, Science, Social Studies,; school administrators (directors and deputy directors) should teach at least fifty percent of their time.
  • Working in schools, language centers and after-school centers;
  • Special Education teachers working in state and private schools;
  • Citizens of and residents in the Russian Federation;
  • Proficient in written and spoken English with a minimum score of 450 on the paper-based TOEFL or 45 on the ibT TOEFL.

Apply online https://fulbright.irex.org/

Additional resources:

FTEA Program Information Sheet (PDF 299 KB)

FTEA Online Application Guide for Applicants (PDF 1 MB)

FTEA Institutional Support and Reference Form (PDF 312 KB)

FTEA Leave Approval Form (PDF 247 KB)

The FTEA Application Deadline is 23:59 (Moscow Time), February 20, 2022

If you have any questions about the FTEA Program, please email ftea@careerology.ru.