TEA Program Announcement

The U.S. Embassy in Moldova announces a new program for outstanding secondary school teachers of English, social studies, math and science with unique opportunities to develop expertise in their subject areas, enhance their teaching skills and increase their knowledge about the United States.

Teachers come to the United States from all world regions for a six-week academic program at a U.S. university graduate school of education, including intensive training in teaching methodologies, lesson planning, teaching strategies for their home environment, teacher leadership, and the use of instructional technologies. The program also includes field experience at a secondary school to engage participants with American teachers and students.

The TEA fellowship is fully funded and provides:

  • J-1 visa support;
  • A pre-departure orientation held in participant’s home country;
  • Round-trip airfare to and within the U.S
  • A Welcome Orientation in Washington, D.C.;
  • Academic program fees;
  • Housing (generally shared with other program fellows) and meals;
  • Accident and sickness medical insurance coverage;
  • Transportation to the teaching practicum school (if necessary);
  • A daily allowance for meals and incidentals during the academic program;
  • A book/professional development allowance;
  • A baggage/shipping allowance (domestic and international); and
  • The opportunity to apply for alumni small grants.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Current secondary-level, full-time teachers with five or more years of classroom experience in disciplines including:
  • English or English as a Foreign Language (EFL)
  • Social Studies
  • Sciences
  • Math
  • Special Education
  • Citizens of and residents in Republic of Moldova (other citizenship eligible)
  • Proficient in written and spoken English (to be determined at a later date)
  • Continue teaching after completion of the program
  • Have submitted a complete application via online system or PDF file.

Application Deadline: March 15, 2015

For more information on the program and application please see: