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The 2023 Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (Fulbright TEA)

The U.S Office of Palestinian Affairs Unit in Jerusalem Announces

the 2023 Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (Fulbright TEA)


Deadline:  April 28, 2023

The Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program brings international secondary-level teachers of English, English as a Foreign Language, math, science, foreign languages, and social studies, including special education teachers in those subjects, to the United States for a six-week program in January 2024 or September 2024 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 local secondary schools.


Program ComponentsThe 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. 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.  The program will provide participants with practical resources they can use in their teaching, as well as skills to train trainers. Candidate Qualifications:

  • Applicants must be current secondary-level, full-time teachers of English, English as a Foreign Language, math, science, or social studies, including special education teachers in those subjects at a local institution.
  • Applicants must hold at least a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent and have completed at least three years of full-time teaching by the start of the program.
  • Secondary-level teachers include both middle and high school teachers serving 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 to be eligible.
  • Be proficient in English to enable active participation in the academic program. Attain a minimum score of 450 on the TOEFL or equivalent exam, ITP or IELTS.
  • Demonstrate strong leadership qualities.

·         Have a sustained high-level of academic achievement, as indicated by grades, awards, and teacher recommendations.  Indicate a serious interest in learning about the United States.·         Have had little or no prior study or travel experience in the United States or elsewhere outside of their home country; ·         Participants are expected to participate fully in the academic program.

  • Applicants must be Palestinians residents in Jerusalem, Gaza, or the West Bank. (Individuals holding permanent residence status in the United States (including U.S. citizens and green card holders) are not eligible.)


Application Deadline and Inquiries:

Register as a new applicant by creating an account at: http://fulbright.irex.org

Applicants must submit their application on-line by April 28, 2023.


West Bank Applications: Please send inquiries about the program or request paper application to: jerusalemexchanges@state.gov.


Gaza Applicants: JerusalemGazaExchanges@state.gov