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Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (Fulbright TEA)



The Embassy of the United States in Cameroon is seeking highly qualified Cameroonian secondary school teachers to participate in the Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (Fulbright TEA) in 2025, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Program Components

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

1) Take part in tailored graduate-level seminars at a U.S. host university.

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

3) Engage in an online professional learning community with other participants to share best practices and other elements of host and home country educational systems.

4) Take part in other educational and cultural activities while in the United States.

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

University Coursework

Weekly Seminars:   Teachers will participate in weekly seminars at their host university featuring presentations and discussions led by university staff, faculty members, and invited educational experts.  The Fulbright TEA Program provides academic seminars focusing on new teaching methodologies, student-centered learning, content-based instruction, lesson planning, and instructional technology training for teachers.

U.S. School Placements: The program will also include a practicum of at least 40 hours with a U.S. partner teacher in a secondary school near the host university to actively engage participants in the U.S. classroom environment. Cultural enrichment, mentoring, and support will be provided to participants throughout the program.

Online Professional Learning Community:   Each Fulbright teacher will participate in a virtual community with other international educators to collaborate and share best practices about education and leadership in the participating countries.

Eligibility Criteria

1) Current secondary-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 institutions serving primarily a local population are eligible for the program.

2) Applicants must hold at least a Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent and have completed at least five years of full-time teaching by the start of the program.

3) Secondary-level teachers include both middle and high school teachers serving students between approximately 12 and 18 years of age.

4) Applicants must reside in the country of citizenship at the time of application and of program participation.

Please note that this is an upper-level university or graduate-level academic program for practicing teachers.  Educational administrators (such as representatives or officials of the Ministry of Education) and school administrators who do not teach at least 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.

Applicants who have in the past five to eight years traveled to the U.S. for exchange programs such as Study of the United States Institutes (SUSI) or International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) or to other Western countries for professional development must provide strong justification as to why they should be selected to go to the U.S. for the Fulbright TEA program.

How to Apply

Application deadline: Monday, March 11, 2024

Candidates must apply online at: https://fulbright.irex.org/ .

No paper or email applications will be accepted.

Applications must be completed exclusively in English.

A completed application includes all elements listed below:

  1. Online application with
  2. Hand-signed Privacy Policy Statement,
  3. Institutional Support and Reference Form completed by your supervisor,
  4. Leave Approval Form completed by your school director, and
  5. A copy of the photo and information pages of your passport or photo identification (National ID, Driver’s License, etc).

Applicants with technical difficulties may send a message to fulbrighttea@irex.org to receive guidance from IREX. Applicants are encouraged to consult the Online Application Guide to assist them in the online application process.