Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA)
|Deadline||July 20, 2020|
The Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program for Pakistan will provide Pakistani teachers from government schools with unique opportunities to develop expertise in their subject areas, enhance their teaching skills, and increase their knowledge of the United States. This program is designed to enhance teachers' expertise in their teaching discipline and equip them with a deeper understanding of best practices in teaching methodologies, lesson planning, and the use of technology in teaching to create among educators a more nuanced understanding of the U.S and to develop productive and lasting relationships and mutual understanding between U.S. and Pakistani teachers and their students. This is also intended to contribute to improving teaching in participating countries by preparing participants to serve as teacher leaders, who upon returning home will apply and share their experience and skills with their peers and students. All participants must return immediately to their home country upon completion of the program. A group of teachers will go to the U.S. for eight weeks of internship in academic settings.
- Government school teachers, teaching class 6 to 10
- Minimum of five years class room teaching experience in English
- Pakistani citizens and resident in Pakistan
- Proficient in written and spoken English
- Plan to continue teaching for at least five years after completion of the program
- Hold at least a Bachelor's degree
- Applicants with a dual U.S./Pakistani nationality
- Those who have a parent, spouse, fiancé or child over 18 years of age, who is a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
- Employees of the Fulbright organization or the U.S. Department of State and their spouse, siblings, fiancé, parents and children
- Alumni of TEA program
Who is funding this program?
This program is funded by U.S. Department of State.
Is it a Fulbright Program?
This program is not a Fulbright program. It's a teacher's training non-degree program funded by the U.S. Government.
What is the duration of this program?
What does the program include?
This program includes a customized academic program providing development of lesson planning skills, assessment techniques, and teaching strategies for the home environment, as well as instructional technology training in the use of computers for internet, word processing and as teaching tools.
I am a private school teacher, can I apply?
This program is only designed for the Government school teachers teaching class 8 to 10.
What are the grant benefit under this program?
YRound trip travel to and within the U.S., academic fees, housing (generally shared with other program fellows), meals, accident and sickness coverage, professional development and maintenance allowance for 6 weeks, opportunity to apply for TEA Alumni small grants.
What kind of NOC is required?
You are required to submit the reference form from your head of department/ principal. No Objection Certificate is required from your education department.
Do I need to take any test for this program?
Only the short-listed applicants will be asked to take TOEFL with no charges.
I am Mathematics teacher. Can I apply for TEA Pakistan program?
This program is for the English teachers only.