Criteria for Selection

Applicants to the Teacher in Residence program must:

  • be a professional from a country where education and training in the use of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and assistive technology (AT) is limited
  • already possess the educational background, professional experience and appropriate licensure/credentialing in their home country to provide services to individuals with disabilities (e.g. special-education, speech-language pathology)
  • be committed to disseminating the skills and information they gain through the residency experience in their home country
  • have written commitment for support from their colleagues for assistance in the design and implementation of a dissemination plan
  • have spoken and written command of English sufficient to participate in professional discussions, university courses and with students and staff in an educational program
  • be eligible to qualify for an H3-B visa into the United States and an exit visa from their home country

To apply, visit the Application & Selection Process section.