For more than 30 years, Participate has recruited and placed thousands of international teachers from 28 countries in US classrooms.
Our teacher recruitment process includes:
- Evaluations conducted by an experienced team of admissions specialists
- Phone interviews and in-person assessments
- International credential evaluation
- Digital candidate portfolios and presentations
- J-1 visa sponsorship of up to 5 years
- Ongoing collaboration with state departments of education to ensure teachers maintain valid licensure
Let Participate help you recruit qualified educators for STEM, languages, and elementary school.
Participate offers every international teacher intensive, ongoing support and coaching. Careful school placement ensures satisfaction for both the teacher and the school community.
Participate teachers receive ongoing support to aid their transitions to their North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia schools and communities.
Participate supports international teachers with:
- Guided, pre-arrival online training sessions
- Travel to the U.S.
- Arrival orientation covering U.S. teaching policies and cultural adjustments
- Support network of veteran Participate teachers
- Annual conference for new teachers to learn and share practical classroom tips
- Ongoing online professional development
- 24/7 phone, email and online support from Participate staff
Participate teachers have access to professional development, lesson plans, resources and a community of global educators.
In Participate’s 2017 Impact Report, teachers cited high program satisfaction due to:
- Positive school environment
- Professional growth
- Collaboration with colleagues
- Making a difference
As a result, our international teachers stay in the U.S. an average of 4.1 years. They have a higher retention rate in North Carolina than teachers who come from other states.
For more information or to speak to our team, send us an email.
“My favorite part of teaching in the U.S. is the exposure to the various strategies and the collaboration with staff. It makes the transition a lot smoother. This is a new perspective on education for me. I feel like I am more equipped with strategies to cater to different students.”
International teacher from Jamaica
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