2013 - International Leaders In Education Program (ILEP)
2013 - INTERNATIONAL LEADERS IN EDUCATION PROGRAM (ILEP)
Application deadline: April 30, 2012
The International Leaders in Education Program (ILEP) is a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State (ECA/A/S/X) and is implemented by IREX (the international Research & Exchange Board), a Washington, DC based non-profit organization. ECA/A/S/X will provide the funding and overall policy guidance for this program
ECA/A/S/X is planning to bring approximately 75 international teachers of English as a Foreign Language (EFL), social studies, math or science to the United States for a semester-long (5 months) professional development program beginning
in January of 2013. Teachers will be placed in cohorts of about 15 teachers at five U.S. universities that will be selected through a competitive process.
The program will consist of academic seminars focusing on new teaching methodologies, curriculum development, lesson planning, and teaching strategies and instructional technology training. All participants will receive a technology allowance to purchase laptops or other technology tools. Participants will audit two courses in the host university’s School or Department of Education, and thus will be part of the general university community. If necessary, candidates will also receive ongoing English language assistance during their academic program. The program will also include a minimum 90 hours internship in a U.S. secondary school to actively engage participants in the U.S. classroom environment. Cultural enrichment, mentoring, and support will be provided to participants throughout the program. MACEE will nominate 10 teachers for this program but it is subject to funding from U.S. Department of State.
Be citizens of Malaysia.
Be secondary-level, full time teachers with a bachelors degree or equivalent and have five or more years of classroom experience in English as a Foreign Language (EFL), Social Studies, Math or Science.
Be proficient in written and spoken English.
Must reside in Malaysia at the time of application.
Please note that this is a program for practicing teachers. Ministry of Education officials, educational administrators and full-time teacher trainers, university faculty, private English language tutors and teachers from schools primarily serving expatriates are not eligible.
After returning home, teachers will be eligible to request from ECA/A/S/X for essential teaching materials, follow-on training for other teachers, collaborative projects between participating American schools and their home schools, and other activities that build on the exchange experience. IREX will distribute application materials and disburse funds directly to the winning applicants once post concurs.
Download the ILEP Institutional Support and Reference form here
MACEE will recruit, interview and nominate outstanding teachers for the program. An independent panel based in Washington, D.C. will determine the final selection in August 2012. Participants will be notified of their selection by end of September 2012.
Tentative Interview Time: Second week of May, 2012 and only shortlisted candidates will be called for interview.
English Language Testing: All candidates nominated for the program must take the iBT Toefl test. MACEE will make the testing arrangements. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please answer all questions as fully as possible.
Application materials checklist :
i.Complete application with photograph
ii.Institutional Support and Reference Form completed by your supervisor
iii.Passport copy (information page only)
iv.Certified true copy of your degree certificate/s
Please submit four complete sets (one original plus three photocopies) of this application to MACEE by Monday, April 30, 2012.