China Education Initiative

CEIAre you considering teaching after college? Were you thinking of applying to The China Education Initiative (CEI)?

On Tuesday, November 17th, CEI is hosting a webinar which will act as an information session for potential applicants who are interested in learning more about CEI and their 2010 Teaching Fellowship Program. The information session will be held at from 9 to 10 PM EST, 6PM PST, 8 PM Central (but log on at least 5 minutes prior to the start). Space is limited so you should reserve your spot at here. After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join the webinar.  The system requirements are as such, PC-based attendees (Required: Windows® 2000, XP Home, XP Pro, 2003 Server, Vista) Macintosh®-based attendees (Required: Mac OS® X 10.4 (Tiger®) or newer)

The China Education Initiative was established in 2008 under the auspices of the Ford Foundation, Princeton University, and Tsinghua University, CEI is an innovative non-profit organization taking a unique approach to eliminating educational inequity in China by enlisting the US and China’s most promising future leaders in the effort. Through the institution of a US-China Teaching Fellows program, CEI meets the pressing need for exceptional teachers in China’s understaffed low-income rural schools, while fostering a constituency of young leaders positioned to advance the cause of educational equity and effect long-term systemic change.

The China Education Initiative: 

  • Provides exceptional and enthusiastic teachers to schools in need. CEI recruits, trains, and supports outstanding graduates from premiere Chinese and US universities, assigning them as Teaching Fellows to one- and two-year posts in understaffed low-income schools;
  • Works at the forefront of China-US relations as the first and only program to pair Chinese and American university graduates in a long-term service initiative;
  • Promotes cross-cultural collaboration by partnering US and Chinese Teaching Fellows in four-person teams (2 US and 2 Chinese Fellows), and connecting their economically disadvantaged and often socially isolated students to a world outside – yet intimately linked to – their own communities;
  • Fosters an internationally connected cohort of young leaders who understand firsthand the challenges facing students in low-income Chinese communities, and who share the insight and conviction to advance the cause of educational equity.

Global & National Partnerships – CEI works closely with a network of renowned US, Chinese, and international partners, and is:  

  • The only program in China collaborating with Teach For All’s global network, a Teach For America affiliate;
  • The first non-governmental accredited full-time teacher sourcing channel in China, as designated by the Yunnan Provincial Department of Education;
  • Drawing on Princeton in Asia’s more than 100 years of experience as a partner institution;
  • Working in partnership with China’s premiere teaching training and pedagogy research institution, Beijing Normal University, and with the Dartmouth College Teacher Education Program, to implement a comprehensive teacher training and support system;
  • Operating under the strategic guidance of McKinsey & Company.

CEI is offering a unique opportunity for promising future leaders to serve in one- and two-year teaching fellowships in China’s most indigent rural schools, while living and working side-by-side with their Chinese counterparts. For those who are not graduating seniors, we are also currently recruiting for Campus Coordinators.  To submit an online application, please visit their website at

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