Apply now to host a visiting teacher from Spain for the 2018-19 school year.
To provide quality instruction in Spanish from native speakers of the language and to promote rich cross-cultural exchange, Kentucky has a formal memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Education of Spain that facilitates the placement of visiting educators from Spain in Kentucky schools.
Since 2000, the KDE has worked with the Ministry of Education of Spain to help local school districts fill vacant P-12 Spanish teacher positions, as well as positions for other content areas in the case of schools with dual language immersion programs.
Through this partnership, school districts have the opportunity to hire experienced certified teachers who are eager for a teaching experience in the United States. The teachers have an approved Education Professional Standards Board one-year-limited teaching certification, which may be renewed for as long as they remain in the country in accordance to federal statute.
KDE facilitates initial interviews in Madrid, Spain, in late March or April from a pool of highly-qualified candidates that have been previously screened by the Spanish Ministry of Education. The department sponsors the required J-1 Visa under authority of the U.S. Department of State’s Exchange Visitor Program.
More information is available on the Visiting Teachers from Spain program at the Ministry of Education of Spain’s website. You also can view this video about the program.
For further assistance, visit the Visiting International Teacher Program section of KDE’s world languages webpage, or contact Alfonso De Torres Núñez, KDE world languages consultant, at (502) 564-2106, ext. 4134, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
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