USEFP announces Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program
Islamabad - The United States Education Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP) has announced the Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program for Pakistani teachers from government schools for eight weeks of internship in academic settings.
This program provides opportunities to develop expertise in their subject areas, enhance their teaching skills, and increase their knowledge of the United States.
A flyer shared on the foundation’s website reads that the program is designed to enhance teachers' expertise in their teaching discipline and equip them with a deeper understanding of best practices in teaching methodologies, lesson planning, and the use of technology in teaching to create among educators a more nuanced understanding of the U.S and to develop productive and lasting relationships and mutual understanding between U.S. and Pakistani teachers and their students.
Also it is intended to contribute to improving teaching in participating countries by preparing participants to serve as teacher leaders, who upon returning home will apply and share their experience and skills with their peers and students. All participants must return immediately to their home country upon completion of the program.
Teachers from Government schools, teaching grade 6 to 10 with minimum of five years class room teaching experience in English are eligible to apply for the said program. Proficiency in written and spoken English is also a requirement. Interested teachers must hold at least a Bachelor's degree to be able to apply for the program. The deadline to apply for it is September 09, 2015.
It is pertinent to mention that USEFP provides opportunities to students and professionals through different programs.