United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan: Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program for Fall 2012

The Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA), by The United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP), for Pakistan provides Pakistani secondary-level teachers of English from government schools with unique opportunities to develop expertise in their subject area, enhance their teaching skills, and increase their knowledge of the United States.

Funding for this program is being provided by the U.S. Department of State. This program is being offered to English language teachers only.

This intensive six-week professional development program will be held in the United States during Fall 2012.

The program is focused on building expertise in best practice teaching methodologies and techniques including development of lesson planning skills, assessment techniques, and teaching strategies for the home environment, as well as instructional technology training in the use of computers for Internet, word processing and as teaching tools.

Participants will also engage in a host university-organized, 40-hour field experience at a local secondary school. Trips to U.S. cultural sites, civic activities, and academic support will be provided for participants throughout the program.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Government school teachers of grades 8 to 10 Pakistani citizens with permanent residence in Pakistan
  • Proficient in written and spoken English
  • Plan to continue teaching for at least five years after completion of the program
  • Hold at least a Bachelor’s degree

Please see The United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan website for further eligibility details.

Grant Benefits

  • Round trip travel to and within the U.S.
  • Welcome Program in Washington. D.C.
  • Academic fees
  • Housing (generally shared with other program fellows) and meals
  • Accident and sickness coverage
  • Professional development allowance and maintenance allowance for the duration of the program
  • Transportation to local field experience (as needed)
  • End of program workshop in Washington. D.C.
  • Opportunity to apply for TEA Alumni Small Grants

Women, minorities, persons from FATA, Gilgit/Baltistan, Balochistan and other remote areas, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.


  • As the TEA program is intended to benefit teachers and students in Pakistan, the following applicants are ineligible for the program:
  • Applicants with dual U.S / Pakistani nationality
  • Those who have a parent, spouse, fiancĂ© or child over 18 years of age, who is a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
  • Employees of the Fulbright organization or the U.S. Department of State and their spouses, fiancĂ©, siblings, dependents, children and parents
  • Alumni of TEA and other USEFP programs
  • People who have applied for immigration to another country

How to Apply

The application and further details are available at www.usefpakistan.org.

Complete application package, including academic transcripts must be submitted by close of business February 15, 2012 to P.O. Box No. 1128 Islamabad. Please note that you cannot send application through courier to a P.O. Box address.

Dependents are not allowed on any part of this program.

For further information, please contact The United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan on phone +92 (051) 8431300 or e-mail at tea (at) usefpakistan.org.

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