The Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA) offer qualified secondary school teachers from Zambia an opportunity to participate in a 6-week teacher academic program in the United States each year. The program provides international teachers with unique opportunities to develop expertise in their subject areas, enhance their teaching skills, and increase their knowledge about the U.S. 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. 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.
Profile of an Ideal TEA candidate
An ideal TEA candidate is a full-time secondary school teachers with a minimum of five-years teaching experience. The candidate should demonstrate strong leadership potential and have the ability to function well in an intensive and collaborative learning environment with teachers from around the world.
- Current secondary-level full-time teachers with five or more years of experience in one of the following disciplines:
b). Social Studies
- Proficient in written and spoken English, with a TOEFL score of 450 or higher (TOEFL testing fees are paid by the U.S. Embassy)
- Intent to continue teaching after program completion
- Complete application form
This program opens for applications in March through April.
For further questions call +260 211 357000 or email LusakaExchanges@state.gov.