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Opportunity for teachers to do professional development program in US 

Update : 02 Mar 2023, 01:40

The US Embassy in Bangladesh has announced a call for applications for the 2023 Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement (Fulbright TEA) Program. This US Department of State exchange program provides scholarships for Bangladeshi secondary-level teachers of English, English as a Foreign Language, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies, including special education teachers in those subjects, to the United States for a six-week non-degree professional development program. 

This program will take place in the United States in January 2023 or September 2023.  Participants will get a unique opportunity to take part in academic seminars for professional development and to observe and share their expertise with teachers and students at host universities and at local secondary schools, a US media note has recently said.

The details about program components, eligibility requirements, application information and deadline are given below:

Academic Seminar: The Fulbright TEA program will consist of general academic seminars focusing on new teaching methodologies, student-centered learning, content-based instruction, lesson planning, and instructional technology training for teachers. Intensive English language instruction will be offered to teachers who need additional practice. 

Practicum: The program will also include a practicum of at least 40 hours with a US partner teacher in a secondary school near the host university to actively engage participants in the US classroom environment. Cultural enrichment, mentoring, and support will be provided to participants throughout the program. The program will provide participants with practical resources they can use in their teaching, as well as skills to train trainers.  

Eligibility Requirements: 

Be a secondary-level full-time teacher of English, English as a Foreign Language (EFL), Math, Science, or Social Studies. 

Have a minimum of five years of experience in full-time teaching by the start of the program. 

Have excellent oral and written English language skills to engage in postgraduate level coursework. 

Have familiarity with using Microsoft Office suite platforms such as Microsoft Word and Excel.  

Be Bangladeshi citizen currently residing in Bangladesh.  

Submit a complete application according to the program guidelines.  

Application Information and Deadline: 

Applications are due on Monday, April 10, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. EST (Washington D.C. time).  

For submitting an online application, please visit here:  https://fulbright.irex.org/.  

For detailed application instructions, Institutional Support and Reference Form (ISRF), and Leave Approval Form (LAF) please visit: https://bd.usembassy.gov/29345/

For additional information please visit https://exchanges.state.gov/non-us/program/fulbright-programs-international-primary-and-secondary-teachers.

For further information, please contact Syeda Kashfi Chowdhury at [email protected]. 


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