Spirit’s Teacher Program allows educators to teach in the USA full-time at an accredited primary or secondary school while sharing their culture with American schoolchildren.
Spirit Cultural Exchange places qualified international teachers in open teaching positions for one to three years in a variety of concentrations, including General Education (primary grades), Foreign Languages (Spanish, German, French & Mandarin), STEM, and Special Education.
In order to teach in the United States on Spirit’s cultural exchange program, educators must meet the following requirements for teaching in America on a J-1 visa:
- Be qualified for teaching in primary or secondary schools in your country of nationality or last legal residence
- Be working as a teacher in your home country or country of legal residence at the time of application, or, if not working as a teacher (a) have recently (within 12 months of application) completed an advanced degree and (b) have two years of full-time teaching experience within the past eight years
- Have a degree equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree in either Education or the academic subject field in which you intend to teach
- Have a minimum of two years of teaching experience
- Satisfy the standards of the U.S. state in which you will teach
- Be of good reputation and character
- Possess advanced proficiency in the English language as determined by Spirit’s screening process.
Teach in the USA:
Spirit recently spoke with Lisneidy and Josefina, two Spanish bilingual teachers currently instructing in Dallas, Texas as part of Spirit’s BridgeUSA Teacher Program in the United States. See our video below to learn about what it’s like to teach in the USA. To begin your application, click here.
Host Schools and Districts:
Are you a school district looking for General Education, Foreign Languages, STEM, or Special Education teachers? If you are interested in learning more about our program and our qualified teachers, let us know by completing our Host School inquiry form.