Secondary Education English Teacher Training

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Teacher trainers work with new and experienced English teachers, training student teachers at teachers' colleges or providing in-service training to experienced teachers in current methodologies, subject content, and resource development, thus creating sustainable improvements in teaching that will affect generations of future students. Projects include increasing local teachers' English language competency and conversational skills and organizing teacher associations and training seminars.

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Applicants must have a bachelor's degree in secondary education, English, teaching English as a second language (TEFL), or a foreign language; or a master's degree in teaching ESL, applied linguistics, or a foreign language; or a bachelor's or master's degree in education; or state teaching certification in English, a foreign language, or a humanities subject; or a bachelor's or master's degree with classroom teaching experience or stand-up training experience in English, a foreign language, communications, or a humanities subject.


Most applicants are university graduates with student teaching, graduate teaching assistant, or substitute teaching experience, or they have at least six months of teaching experience.

Some applicants are mid-career or retired teachers or mid-career professionals pursuing a career change to teaching.

Other relevant experience includes building links to community organizations, developing nonformal or youth education programs, leadership experience, and involvement in health, HIV/AIDS, environmental, or drama activities.

External Links

Secondary Education English Teacher Training Official US Peace Corps Website