Teach USA

FOR SCHOOLS

FOR SCHOOLS

Teach USA (Exchange Visitor Teacher) is one of the cultural exchange program categories of the Department State of America, which has so far enabled thousands of highly-qualified international teachers to experience American life style and education practices. The program promotes the interchange of U.S. and foreign teachers and enhance mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries. Exchange visitor teachers sharpen their professional skills and participate in cross-cultural activities in schools and communities, and they return home after the exchange to share their experiences and increased knowledge of the United States and the U.S. educational system.

Teach USA program leads to great benefits.

We can find great teachers for your school.

Teach USA program is a reliable solution for high demand positions. We place teachers in K-12 grade levels and all subjects you may need.

  • Math
  • Science
  • Elementary Education
  • World Languages and Immersion: Spanish, Mandarin, French
  • Art
  • Music
  • Special Education (SPED)
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)

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Diverse environment effects education positively!

Studies show that both teachers and students work better in a diverse environment, enabling them to concentrate and push themselves further when there are people of other backgrounds working alongside them. This promotes creativity, as well as better education, as those with differing viewpoints are able to collaborate to create solutions.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

Requirements for teachers

All GEC teachers are supposed to satisfy the minimum eligibility criteria given below to participate in Teach USA program.

  • Education qualification equivalent to a USA bachelor’s degree
  • Two years full-time teaching experience after date of Bachelor’s Degree
  • Degree must be from an accredited university
  • Advanced proficiency in oral and written English
  • Credential evaluation from an approved USA agency

Requirements for schools

All accredited public and private U.S. primary and secondary schools (K-12) are eligible to host exchange visitor teachers.

  • Teaching positions must be full time (min. 32 hours per week) of teaching or teaching-related administrative activities
  • Must start at the beginning of the academic year
  • Exchange Visitor Teachers comply with any applicable collective bargaining agreement
  • Teaching positions, including duties, responsibilities, hours of employment, and compensation, are commensurate with those of similarly-situated U.S. teachers

GEC is committed to finding the best teachers for your school.

GEC has a global network and a dedicated team to find the best teachers for your classrooms. We are globally working with partner agencies, universities, ministries of education, recruiters, unions and teacher communities throughout the year in order to present qualified teachers anytime.

How we screen the teachers

Meeting the requirements of U.S. Department of State to obtain a J-1 visa, each GEC teacher is recruited after a meticulous screening and interview process. Our recruitment team pay special attention to make sure GEC teachers have positive personality, are ready to adapt to a new culture and can meet the licensure requirements of the state they will be employed. All GEC teachers have a credential evaluation from an agency approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).

  • Professional experience and competency
  • Personal profile and cultural adaptiveness
  • English language proficiency
  • State licensure requirements
  • Criminal background check
  • Credential evaluation

HOW IT WORKS?

  1. Host schools applies to GEC and defines the subject / grade levels of the teachers needed.
  2. GEC searches, screens and identifies the foreign teachers for the host school.
  3. GEC presents candidates to the host school. Host school interviews the candidate and makes the hiring decision.
  4. GEC provides pre-arrival orientation to each teacher, issues form DS 2019 for visa, guides them for documentation, certification, visa application and travel arrangements.
  5. GEC provides arriving teachers assistance with finding temporary housing, applying for social security number, banking and health insurance.
  6. GEC screens the participants during their stay and provides them with 24/7 Emergency support.

Teacher support

We work hard to make sure the teachers have the best possible cultural exchange experience. GEC will be the visa sponsor of your exchange teachers. In other words, your teachers will be our exchange visitor program participants. Therefore, we will screen and take good care of them at all times before and after they arrive in the US.

We provide our teachers with these services;

  • Exchange visitor program administration
  • Home country and arrival orientations
  • International and domestic travel arrangements
  • Assistance for housing arrangements
  • Health insurance and 24/7 emergency support
  • Ongoing support for cultural exchange and professional development

Our ethic code

We are aware of the fact that happy teachers make students happy! Keeping teachers happy and motivated is as important as finding them. Exchange teachers come to the United States for a finite period of time with the hope of saving some money and intention to return home to share new educational tools, pedagogical models, and cultural experiences with students and colleagues. They are expected to act as cultural ambassadors for the United States. Therefore, GEC strictly avoids any practices financially abusing the teachers or causing them have a bad experience of living and working in the USA.

GEC is at your service for finding qualified international teachers.

Finding qualified teachers for high-demand positions may sometimes be very difficult. In accordance with the recent report of the Learning Policy Institute, while 2,6% of the teachers in all U.S. K-12 schools are uncertified, another 12,7% of them are inexperienced. These statistics prove how difficult it can be for school managers to bring good teachers into the classroom. Hosting exchange visitor teachers is a great source for schools and has great mutual benefits.

Diversify your school with qualified international teachers.

Promote public diplomacy.

It’s safe and easy!

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