Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program

The Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program provides international teachers with a unique opportunity to develop greater expertise in their subject areas, enhance their teaching skills, and increase their knowledge about the United States. The TEA Program brings international secondary-level teachers to the United States for a six-week program that offers academic seminars focusing on new teaching methodologies, content-based instruction, project-based learning, infusing thematic topics into curriculum, lesson planning, and instructional technology training for teachers. Participants observe classrooms and share their expertise with teachers and students at the host university and at local secondary schools.

To be eligible for the TEA program, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Current employment as secondary-level*, full-time teachers of English, English as a Foreign Language (EFL), math, science, or social studies (civics, history, geography, global studies, etc.), including special education teachers in those subjects at institutions serving primarily a local population;
  • Bachelor’s degree;
  • Five or more years of full-time teaching experience;
  • Citizen of Myanmar Demonstrated proficiency in written and spoken English with a TOEFL score of 450 on the paper based TOEFL or equivalent English language examination; (TOEFL PBT 450, TOEFL IBT 45 or equivalent)
  • Demonstrated commitment to continue teaching after completion of the program; and
  • Submission of a complete application.

*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.

The Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program promotes diversity in the classroom and in learning. The TEA Program supports inclusion and strongly encourages teachers with disabilities to apply.

IMPORTANT: All grantees are expected to return to their home countries for at least two years at the conclusion of their grant in compliance with the J-visa requirements.

The TEA fellowship is fully funded and provides round-trip airfare to and within the U.S; a Welcome Program in Washington, D.C.; academic program fees; housing (generally shared with other program fellows) and meals; accident and sickness medical insurance coverage; transportation to the teaching practicum school (if necessary); a daily allowance for meals and incidentals during the academic program; a baggage allowance; a professional development allowance; and the opportunity to apply for alumni small grants. The participants will travel to the United States for one of two six-week professional development programs either in early 2022 or late 2022.

SUBMISSION: Please submit application one time only. Soft copies may be submitted to Rangoonuseca@state.gov

Applications will be accepted from January 5 until March 31, 2021.

The application form for the TEA program is available at: https://mm.usembassy.gov/education/scholarship-programs/
or contact the Cultural Affairs Unit at 536509/ 505113 Ext: 4597, email: RangoonUSECA@state.gov.

For more information, please visit Official Website.