The Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA), a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, provides secondary-school teachers from Europe, Eurasia, South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Western Hemisphere with unique opportunities to develop expertise in their subject areas, enhance their teaching skills, and increase their knowledge about the United States. TEA teachers will travel to the United States to participate in a six-week professional development program at an American university. This is followed by a reciprocal visit by U.S. teachers to work on joined teacher-training projects in TEA alumni schools overseas. TEA also provides follow-on grants to the TEA international alumni to purchase essential materials for their schools, offer follow-on training for other teachers, and conduct activities that will build on the exchange visits. The key program objectives include: 1) contribute to improving the quality of secondary education in participating countries, and 2) develop professional and personal relationships between U.S. and international teachers.

Dr. Jioanna Carjuzaa is grateful to work with Janelle Rasmussen, Director of Training/Special Programs at the Office of International Programs at MSU and her dedicated staff in addition to the fabulous team of instructors that provide programming for our international student groups. Dr. Carjuzaa has served as the Academic Coordinator and as an instructor of General Secondary Methods as well as ESL/EFL Instructional Strategies for the following TEA Fellows and ILEP groups:

 

Fall 2017

TEA fellows 2017

The Office of International Programs hosted 20 middle school and high school teachers from 12 different countries (Bangladesh, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mali, Mozambique, Peru, Sudan, Tajikistan,  Uzbekistan, Venezuela) who came to MSU in mid-September 2017 for a 6 week intensive professional development program sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, called the Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA). The TEA Fellows worked with teachers in the Bozeman public schools and met with community members as well.  They also visited the Flathead Reservation and presented at the MEA/MFT conference.

 

 Fall 2016

2016 tea fellows

The Office of International Programs is hosting 18 Secondary Educators from 15 different countries (Azerbaijan, Bolivia, Cambodia, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Rwanda, Tajikistan, Thailand) coming to MSU in late September 2016 for a 6 week intensive professional development program sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, called the Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA). The group will be working with our MSU Department of Education Faculty and will also be participating in a practical experience, partnering with local teachers in the Bozeman public schools.

Additional Information, Article, Photo 1, Photo 2, Photo 3

Spring 2016

2016Montana State University’s Office of International Programs is partnering with the Bozeman Public Schools and MSU’s Department of Education to welcome 18 Pakistani teachers to Bozeman on February 26, 2016, for 6 weeks. This is a highly esteemed group of secondary educators from around Pakistan. They will be partnered with Bozeman Public School teachers (Bozeman High School, Chief Joseph Middle School, and Sacajawea Middle School) for a 40-hour field experience, as well as engage in civic and community service projects throughout their program. Additional Information 

 

Fall 2015

TEA Fellows 2015Montana State University’s Office of International Programs is partnering with the Bozeman Public Schools and MSU’s Department of Education to welcome 19 English, Math, Science, and Social Study teachers to Bozeman on September 18, 2015, for 6 weeks. This is a highly esteemed group of secondary educators from around the world. They will be partnered with Bozeman Public School teachers (Bozeman High School, Chief Joseph Middle School, and Sacajawea Middle School) for a 40-hour field experience, as well as engage in civic and community service projects throughout their program. Additional Information 

 

Fall 2014

TEA 2014The Office of International Programs is hosting 19 Secondary Educators from 12 different countries (Colombia, Dominican Republic, Kyrgystan, Mali, Tajikistan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Nicaragua, Russia, Gaza, and Thailand) coming to MSU next week for a 6 week intensive professional development program sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, called the Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA). The group will be working with our MSU Department of Education Faculty and will also be participating in a practical experience, partnering with local teachers in the Bozeman public schools. Additional Information Photo 1

 

Fall 2013

TEA 2013The Office of International Programs is hosting 19 educators from 11 different countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Colombia, Guatemala. Kyrgystan, Kazakhstan, Nicaragua, Tajikistan, Thailand, and Uzekistan) coming to MSU next week for a 6 week intensive professional development program sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, called the Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA). The group will be working with our MSU Department of Education Faculty and will also be participating in a practical experience, partnering with local teachers in the Bozeman public schools. Additional InformationNovember 2013 Expanding the World through Cultural Exchanges, page 7 Photo 1

 

Spring 2013

TEA fellows 2013The Office of International Programs is hosting 20 educators from 17 different countries (Bagladesh, Cambodia, Chile, Cote D'Ivoire, Dominican Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Ghana, India, Latvia, Morocco, Nepal, Oman, Poland, Russia, South Africa, and Ukraine) coming to MSU next week for a 6 week intensive professional development program sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, called the Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA). The group will be working with our MSU Department of Education Faculty and will also be participating in a practical experience, partnering with local teachers in the Bozeman public schools. Additional Information Photo 1

 

 

Spring 2012

TEA fellows2012Montana State University’s Office of International Programs is partnering with the Bozeman Public Schools and MSU’s Department of Education to welcome 22 English teachers to Bozeman on February 3, 2012, for 6 weeks. This is a highly esteemed group of educators from around the world. They will be matched with MSU faculty advisors from the Department of Education, partnered with Bozeman Public School teachers (Bozeman High School and Sacajawea Middle School) for a 40-hour internship, and engaged in civic and community service throughout their program. Additional Information 

 

 

 

Spring 2011

TEA fellows 2011Montana State University’s Office of International Programs is partnering with the Bozeman Public Schools and MSU’s Department of Education to welcome 20 English teachers to Bozeman on February 4, 2011, for 6 weeks. This is a highly esteemed group of educators from around the world. They will be matched with MSU faculty advisors from the Department of Education, partnered with Bozeman Public School teachers (Bozeman High School, Chief Joseph Middle School, and Sacajawea Middle School) for a 40-hour internship, and engaged in civic and community service throughout their program. Additional Information 

April 2011 TEA Scholars Visit MSU, page 4

 

 

Fall 2010

TEA fellows 2010Montana State University’s Office of International Programs is partnering with the Bozeman Public Schools and MSU’s Department of Education to welcome 22 English teachers from 9 different countries (Argentina, Bulgaria, Colombia, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Russia, Senegal, and Ukraine)to Bozeman on September 23 rd , 2010 for 6 weeks. This is a highly esteemed group of educators from around the world (please see list below). They will be matched with MSU faculty advisors from the Department of Education, partnered with Bozeman Public School teachers (Bozeman High School, Chief Joseph Middle School, and Sacajawea Middle School) for a 40-hour internship, and engaged in civic and community service throughout their program. Additional Information 

November 2010 TEA Fellows Presentation at MEA/MFT, page 3

 

ILEP Spring 2009

ILEP fellows 2009

Initiated in 2005, the International Leadership in Education Program (ILEP) brings outstanding secondary teachers from the Near East, South Asia and Southeast Asia to the United States to further develop expertise in their subject areas, enhance their teaching skills, and increase their knowledge about the United States. The participants of this program will work to improve the quality of secondary education in their home countries while developing personal and professional relationships with Bozeman faculty members and Bozeman Public School teachers.

The ILEP fellows will attend semester-long, academic programs at Montana State University which includes coursework and intensive training in teaching methodologies, curriculum development, and the use of technology for education. The program also includes an 8-week internship for the fellows within the Bozeman Public Schools in order to actively immerse participants into the American classroom environment. The program builds teacher leadership skills and provides experience that can be shaped for their home teaching environments. Additionally, the fellows will participate in numerous civic activities in and around the Bozeman area in order to fully experience the Montana culture and community. Montana State University’s Office of International Programs will welcome sixteen ILEP fellows to Bozeman on January 9, 2009. They are highly esteemed educators, in a variety of disciplines, from around the globe.

The ILEP 2009 fellows:

  • Ms. Syeda Farhana Rahman from Bangladesh teaches EFL
  • Mr. Abul Azhar Sanaullah from Banladesh teaches science
  • Ms. Viviane Duarte Rocha from Brazil teaches natural science
  • Ms. Monica Lissette Loor Domo from Ecuador teaches EFL and social studies
  • Ms. Promosini Devi Takhellambam from India teaches bio-science
  • Ms. Soma Banerjee from India teaches bio-science
  • Mr. Nusyirwan Nusyirwan from Indonesia teaches English
  • Mr. Samer Fuad Abukoush from Jordan teaches physics
  • Ms. Elly Ong from Malaysia teaches EFL
  • Ms. Mariam Bedraoui from Morocco teaches English
  • Mr. Rahhal Ajbilou from Morocco teaches English.
  • Mr. Joseph Villasana Gutierrez from the Philippines teaches math and science
  • Ms. Florifes Ambolode Bertulfo from the Philippines teaches math
  • Mr. Motsienyane Simon Lethena from South Africa teaches math and science
  • Mr. Kgashane Vincent Mashaba from South Africa teaches math and biology
  • Mr. Jesus Ramon Moreno Belandria from Venezuela teaches EFL

Sixteen Teachers from around the World- Article

2009 ILEP