What are the minimum requirements to teach abroad?

To qualify for a teaching job abroad, you must have the education and experience listed under these four main categories:

ESL or teaching English abroad jobs

Certified or licensed teaching jobs

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Teaching license from your home country
  • 1-2 years of relevant teaching experience

Leadership and administration positions (e.g. Principal, Vice Principal, Counsellor, etc)

  • Graduate degree
  • Teaching license from your home country

ESL instructor positions at a university level

  • Graduate degree
  • EFL certification
  • ESL teaching experience

You may find certain positions whose requirements deviate from these general guidelines. Please review job postings carefully to make sure you meet the requirements.

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