Teaching Excellence & Achievement (TEA) Program

Deadline to apply is: March 18, 2017.

The Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA) provides outstanding secondary school teachers of English, social studies, math and science with unique opportunities to develop expertise in their subject areas, enhance their teaching skills and increase their knowledge about the United States.

Teachers come to the United States from all world regions for a six-week academic program at a U.S. university graduate school of education, including intensive training in teaching methodologies, lesson planning, teaching strategies for their home environment, teacher leadership, and the use of instructional technologies. The program also includes field experience at a secondary school to engage participants with American teachers and students.

Eligible applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a current secondary school-level*, full-time teachers in an institution serving primarily a local population;
  • Have earned a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent;
  • Have five or more years of classroom experience as a teacher of English, English as a Foreign Language (EFL), Mathematics, Science, or Social Studies, including special education teachers in those subject areas;
  • Be citizens of and residents in Jordan;
  • Earn a minimum score of 450 on the paper based TOEFL or an equivalent English language examination**;
  • Demonstrate a commitment to continue teaching after completion of the program; and
  • Have submitted a complete application.

*A limited number of participants with TOEFL scores between 425 and 450, or equivalent, will be accepted for the program into a special cohort with additional English language training included in the professional development program.

* Secondary-level teachers include both middle and high school teachers working with students between approximately 12 and 18 years of age. Teachers responsible for teaching additional grade levels must teach middle or high school students more than 50% of their work time in order to be eligible for the program.

Former participants of TEA, the International Leaders in Education (ILEP) Program, Partners in Education (PiE), or the Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program are not eligible to apply. If you have participated in other U.S. government-funded professional development exchange programs, please talk to the U.S. Embassy in your country about your eligibility.

To Apply: please fill out application form (PDF 759 KB) completely and send it to Ammanexchanges@gmail.com by March 18,2017. Any application submitted after the deadline will not be reviewed.