A breakdown of minimum requirements for different types of teach abroad jobs
Here are the basic requirements for the four main categories of teach abroad positions:
ESL or teaching English abroad jobs
- Bachelor’s degree in any subject area and an ESL qualification (such as TEFL certification)
Certified or licensed teaching jobs
- Bachelor’s degree, a teaching license from your home country, and 1-2 years of relevant teaching experience
Leadership and administration positions (e.g. Principal, Vice Principal, Counsellor, etc)
- Graduate degree and a teaching license
ESL instructor positions at university level
- Graduate degree, ESL teaching experience, and an ESL certification
Please note that you may find certain positions whose requirements deviate from these general guidelines.
For more information, we recommend reading: What qualifications do I need to teach abroad?
Unsure what you qualify for? Then take this quick quiz: Which teach abroad job is right for you?