- Knowledge of the international dimensions of their subject matter and a range of global issues;
- Pedagogical skills to teach their students to analyze primary sources from around the world, appreciate multiple points of view, and recognize stereotyping
- A commitment to assisting students to become responsible citizens of the world and their own communities.
Amount: $15,000 - $30,000
Date due: January 15, 2010 (for Spring 2010); July 16, 2010 (for Fall 2010)
Grants are made to encourage teacher preparation programs to adopt a range of strategies on the home campus to develop the global expertise of future teachers. These include:
- Expanding programs for prospective world language teachers.
- Providing professional development for faculty and advisors
- Supporting revisions to the general and professional education requirements and courses for teachers
- Creating opportunities for fieldwork in internationally themed classrooms or multicultural communities in the United States
- Using technology to bridge international geographic and cultural barriers