2019 Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement (Fulbright TEA) Program

2019 Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement (Fulbright TEA) Program

Deadline is March 24, 2019.


The Fulbright TEA Program brings international 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.


Applications Modes:


Applicant may apply through either the online application at http://oas.irex.org/fulbrighttea OR the Writable.pdf paper application (PDF 711 KB). Applicant must not revert to paper application, if already started the online application.

Both applications have equal opportunities for final recruitment to the Fulbright TEA Program.


Eligibility Requirements for Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement (Fulbright TEA)

Applicants must:

  • Be current secondary school-level*, full-time teachers of English, English as a Foreign Language (EFL), math, science, or social studies, including special education teachers in those subjects at an institution serving primarily a local population;
  • Have earned a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent;
  • Have completed at least five years of full-time teaching by the start of the program;
  • Reside in Sudan at the time of application and of program participation;
  • Be proficient in written and spoken English with 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;
  • Commit to teaching after completion of the program; and submit a complete application Fulbright Teaching Excellence & Achievement Program.
  • Educational administrators (such as representatives or officials of the Ministry of Education) and school administrators who teach less than fifty percent of their time, full-time teacher trainers, university faculty, private English Language tutors, and teachers from schools primarily serving expatriates are not eligible.


Program Components

Teachers who are selected to participate in the Fulbright TEA Program will:


Participate in advanced undergraduate or graduate level classes at a U.S. host university.


Observe classes, co-teach, and share their expertise with U.S. colleagues in U.S. secondary schools.


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


Take part in other education and cultural activities while on program in the United States.


Upon returning home, teachers are expected to share the knowledge and experience gained on the program with teachers and students in their home schools and within their communities.


The most competitive applicants will have shown evidence of leadership in their schools, localities or states.