The International Leaders in Education Program (ILEP) is designed for Indian school teachers (grades 6 to 12), teaching English, Social Studies, Mathematics and Science. ILEP brings together teachers from East Asia and the Pacific, South and Central Asia, the Near East and Sub-Saharan Africa to the United States for a five-month professional development program that will further develop expertise in their subject areas, enhance their teaching skills, and increase their knowledge about the United States.
ILEP consists of a semester-long non-degree, non-credit academic program at a US University including seminars on new teaching methodologies, curriculum development, lesson planning, and teaching strategies. Participants will audit two courses in the host university’s School or Department of Education and participate in a practicum in a US secondary school near the host university. All participants will also receive a technology allowance and instructional technology training. Cultural enrichment, mentoring, and support will be provided throughout the program. Selected Indian teachers receive round-trip transportation, room and board and applicable allowances and will travel on J 1 visas.
Upon returning home, ILEP alumni are eligible to apply for small grants for essential teaching materials, follow-on training for other teachers, collaborative projects between schools in their home country and the United States, and other activities that build on their US experience.
The 2013 ILEP competition is closed. USIEF may announce the next round of competition in October/November 2013.
For any queries, please contact:
Dr. Gayatri Singhal
United States-India Educational Foundation
12, Hailey Road, New Delhi 110 001
Tel: 011-42090949, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org