Teacher Selection Process
Due to the J-1 Visa process, applying to the Academic and Cultural Exchange (ACE) Teaching Program may be an extensive process in the compilation of paperwork. The application process may take 1 – 3 months in total, but Global Teaching Partners is here to support and help you prepare for success in your candidacy.
Step 1: Online Application
Your initial online application will demonstrate if you meet the initial eligibility requirements. In order to qualify for a position with the program, teachers must be able to demonstrate two years of post-graduate teaching experience with students at the elementary and secondary levels.
Step 2: Telephone Interview
Once the application is reviewed and accepted for initial candidacy, Global will invite you to participate in a 20 – minute telephone interview to discuss your compatibility with the ACE program and teaching in the U.S.
Step 3: Required Documents
Following a successful telephone interview, Global will need required documents to accompany your application and further determine eligibility in the ACE program. Required documents include official transcripts, reference forms, criminal background check, etc., depending on your country of residence.
Step 4: In-Person Interview
Global travels across the globe to conduct personal interviews with ACE teacher candidates. The in-person interview is an opportunity for teacher candidates to demonstrate their professionalism, competence and reasons you would like to teach in the U.S.
Step 5: Notification of Acceptance
Following a successful personal interview and submission of all required documents, Global will conduct a final review to ensure eligibility for a U.S. teaching license and visa. If all criteria are met, Global notify you of acceptance into the ACE program and will present your portfolio to U.S. schools interested in hiring an international teacher.
Step 6: Consideration of U.S. Teaching Positions
Global will notify you when a school is interested in hiring you or speaking with you concerning a teaching position.
Step 7: Accept Teaching Position!
The hiring of new teachers in the U.S. may be as early as April annually, but most are hired of between May and early August. In addition, while most schools begin the academic year late August, some schools continue to hire as late as September, based on student enrollment and school budgets.