What international schools are looking for

Are you a fully qualified and committed teacher? Teaching overseas might suit you!

Our international schools jobs are only for teachers who possess full teacher qualifications.

These may differ between countries, but typically include a Bachelor Degree in Education (BEd) or a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). Graduate training teacher degree qualifications are also acceptable in many countries. 

The international schools we work with offer a range of curricula and university entrance examinations, so experience as a qualified teacher is essential. TIC also occassionally works with some schools that offer teachers their NQT year.

All teachers must be native or fluent English speakers. Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) qualifications are useful but are not enough on their own to secure a post in our schools. Teachers must also have a clean criminal record and usually a minimum of two years teaching experience.

Teaching qualifications from UK, Australia, USA, NZ, South Africa, Ireland and Canada are sought after by our schools. Qualifications from other countries are usually acceptable only if the teacher has experience teaching internationally or has worked with international curricula.

International schools can be demanding places to work. Headteachers are looking for dynamic individuals, who can offer their students high quality learning opportunities. Teachers are also expected to contribute successfully to school life. 

If you think you have what it takes to teach overseas, register with TIC today. If you would like to find out more about what international schools are looking for, read some of our informative blogs:

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