The Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (Fulbright TEA) is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The Fulbright TEA Program brings international secondary- level teachers to the United States for a six week program to take academic seminars for professional development at a host university and to observe and share their expertise with teachers and students at the host university and at local secondary schools. Teachers are nominated to participate in the Fulbright TEA Program based on their educational experience, academic training, leadership and professional experience. Final selection of Fulbright TEA teachers is made by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB).
Teachers who are selected to participate in the Fulbright TEA Program will:
1) Participate in advanced undergraduate or graduate level classes at a U.S. host university.
2) Observe classes, co-teach, and share their expertise with U.S. colleagues in U.S. secondary schools.
3) Participate in an online professional learning community with other participants to share best practices and other elements of host and home country educational systems; and
4) Take part in other education and cultural activities while on program in the United States.
Upon returning home, teachers will be expected to share the knowledge and experience gained on the program with teachers and students in their home schools and within their communities.
Weekly Seminars: Teachers will participate in weekly seminars at their host university featuring presentations and discussions led by university staff, faculty members, and invited educational experts. The academic seminars will focus on new teaching methodologies, content-based instruction, project-based learning, infusing thematic topics into curriculum, lesson planning, and instructional technology training for teachers.
U.S. School Placements: Teachers will be placed in a U.S. secondary school during the U.S. program, where they will observe classes, co-teach, and share their expertise and information about their home countries and schools. Each Fulbright teacher will be paired with a U.S. partner educator at their assigned school to facilitate sharing of best practices between the teachers. Host University staff will identify schools and partner teachers near the university campus that are appropriate to each grantee’s teaching discipline(s).
Online Professional Learning Community: Each Fulbright teacher will participate in a virtual community with other international educators to collaborate and share best practices about education and leadership in the participating countries.
- Be current secondary school-level, full-time teacher in a school that primarily serves public and private school students; (Preference will be given to candidates from disadvantaged groups, including individuals with disabilities. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.)
- Have five or more years of classroom experience in TEA teaching disciplines: English, Social Studies, Mathematics, Science, and special education;
- Be citizen of and resident of Nepal;
- Be proficient in written and spoken English with the ability to obtain a good score in TOEFL exam; and
- Demonstrate a commitment to continue teaching after the completion of the program.
For Application Submission:
Interested applicant should either submit paper application or online application.
For paper application- Please download application forms (includes Application Form (PDF 853KB), Institutional Support and Reference Form (PDF 155KB) and Leave Approval Form (PDF 233KB)) and send it to Culturektm@state.gov
For online application – Please fill out application form here, http://oas.irex.org/fulbrighttea and Submit.
The Application deadline is Monday, March 2, 2020.
The selection process for this program is highly competitive, and only a limited number of participants from Nepal will be selected. The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy, Kathmandu will contact all applicants after the application deadline to notify them of their status. Applicants are not required to have taken the TOEFL exam prior to submitting an application but should be prepared to take the exam if selected as a semi-finalist.