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Who can be part of the program?

Check out the qualifications for new applicants.

Qualifications needed for Teachers

Each school year, Region 13 and participating school districts will cooperate with the Ministry of Education in the selection of a number of qualified teachers from Spain who may be hired under local contract in elementary, middle and/or secondary classrooms in school districts in Texas.

Who can apply? Entry requirements:

Teacher participants in the Texas-Spain Visiting International Teacher Program (VIT program) must meet the following requirements

  • Spanish passport / Spanish nationality
  • Advanced proficiency in spoken and written English or an equivalent rating
  • A conferred university degree, acceptable teaching credentials
  • Completion of at least two years of successful teaching experience in school education in Spain
  • Be working as a teacher in Spain at the time of the application or be completing a an advanced degree related to teaching subject field
  • No criminal record

Candidate teachers are expected to gain and exhibit the following characteristics:

  • Resourcefulness and flexibility when encountering change
  • Experience with cultural diversity
  • Experience with international travel and/or work experiences
  • Knowledge of the system of education in the United States
  • Familiarity with the historical reality of the Spanish language and culture in the western hemisphere, especially in Mexico and the southwestern United States

Next: Check out the application steps.