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The Teachers' Code for Ethical International Recruitment and Employment Practices

The Teachers’ Code ( PDF, 324 KB 14 pgs.)establishes voluntary standards to ensure that the practice of recruiting overseas trained teachers to the United States is done in a responsible, ethical, and transparent matter. The Teachers’ Code also sets standards for ensuring that the rights of overseas trained teachers are protected, that cultural orientation programs are adequate.

The Teachers’ Code was developed by a diverse group of stakeholders representing teachers, unions, employers, recruiters, and J-1 Exchange Program Sponsors. Education International, American Federation of Teachers, and National Education Association helped shape the Code.

Overseas trained teachers are encouraged to use the Teachers’ Code to learn about their rights and to identify how recruiters and employers should be treating them during the recruitment process.