2019 Study of the United States Institutes for Secondary School Educators
U.S. Mission Uganda is now accepting applications for the competitive summer 2019 Study of the United States Institutes for Secondary School Educators (teachers and administrators) to take place over the course of five weeks beginning in mid-June, 2019. Secondary Educators include classroom teachers, teacher trainers, curriculum developers, textbook writers, and ministry of education officials, among others.
The Study of the United States Institutes for Secondary School Educators will provide a four week rigorous academic residency and a one week study tour to a multinational group of experienced secondary school educators in order to provide a deeper understanding of U.S. society, education, and culture, past and present. The Institute will provide materials for participants to develop high school level curricula about the United States, organized around a central theme or themes related to the United States history, institutions and values, and contemporary political, social, and economic issues. The study tour will showcase the rich cultural, geographic, and ethnic diversity of the United States.
The program seeks to strengthen curricula and improve the quality of teaching about the United States in secondary schools and other academic institutions abroad. The ideal candidate should be an experienced professional with little or no prior experience in the United States, whose home institution is seeking to introduce aspects of U.S. studies into its curricula, enhance and update existing courses that include information about the United States, or to offer specialized seminars/workshops for education professionals in U.S. studies or related fields.
Candidates should be mid-career, typically between the ages of 30-50, highly-motivated and experienced secondary school educators with responsibility for secondary education who is seeking to introduce or enhance aspects of U.S. studies into his/her curricula. More information on the program can be found at http://exchanges.state.gov/susi.
How to Apply: Interested applicants should email their curriculum vitae plus a one page statement of purpose (in one attached document) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Email subject line should read – 2019 SUSI for Secondary Educators. Applicant’s statements should describe their involvement in teaching U.S. studies and how taking part in the Summer 2019 will assist in introducing new U.S. studies courses, enhance and update existing courses, or offer specialized seminars/workshops for education professionals in U.S. studies or related fields.
Application deadline: January 4, 2019