Spanish Visiting Teacher program applications now open


The Ohio Department of Education now is accepting applications from schools or districts interested in taking part in the Spanish Visiting Teacher Program for the 2019-2020 school year. This program places visiting language and immersion content educators from Spain in Ohio schools for up to five years. While promoting rich cross-cultural exchange, it also allows Ohio schools to offer quality instruction in Spanish from native speakers.
The Department uses the information district applicants provide to recruit highly qualified teachers from Spain in late March or April. Teachers in the pool of candidates have been screened by the Spanish Ministry of Education. These candidates also must qualify for Ohio’s Three-Year Visiting International Teacher License in the areas in which they will teach. The Department sponsors the required J-1 visa authorized by the U.S. Department of State’s Exchange Visitor Program.
To learn more about the program requirements and apply, interested school and district administrators can visit the Department’s Spanish Visiting Teacher webpage. The application deadline is Friday, March 29.

The Department will hold an informational conference call for schools and districts that want more information about the Spanish Visiting Teacher Program and its requirements. The call is Friday, Feb. 1, at 9 a.m. and will last about 90 minutes. Contact Ryan Wertz by Jan. 30 to register for the information session.