Everything you need to know about International teaching jobs
There is a lot of discussion and information about teaching English abroad. Up until now all of my blog posts have been specifically geared towards this because this is the industry I have been immersed in for a number of years. However, teaching abroad is not just for people looking to teach English as a foreign language. If you are a certified teacher in your country or have a masters or Ph.D. in a field of study you can also find a lot of international teaching jobs and administrative positions. International teaching jobs are fast becoming a big draw for new and experienced teachers. Whether you are just starting out and want to travel and gain some teaching experience. Or, if you have a lot of experience teaching in your country and want to try something new, international teaching and administration is definitely the way to go!
Why Teach Abroad?
International jobs in education is a booming market with many great opportunities for educators to work and live abroad. There are a lot of very lucrative jobs that have high paying salary, great benefits, and vacation to travel or visit family. Working internationally allows you to experience a totally different life, living in another culture while still developing your teaching career. You can work and travel and still have time (and funds) to visit friends and family. It is something my hubby-to-be and I plan on doing with our family!
My mom is currently working in Kuwait as a Principal at an International school. After she retired she decided she wanted to experience living and working in another country. So, she applied to some international schools and got a job as a Principal at a Canadian school in Kuwait. She has been there for almost 4 years now and loves her international lifestyle. As a professional in a leadership role, she has many opportunities to attend conferences all around the world and also has enough time to visit Canada and spend time with friends and family (almost 3 months out of the year).
I have also had the experience of working at a University with my Master’s degree and it was a great job! Good money, good classes and a lot of vacation time! These are positions that can really move you forward in your industry as well as provide you with a lot of opportunities to travel abroad. I’m telling you, with the right position you can really make a great life for yourself and your family.
What kind of positions are available?
Most people think that to work abroad you have to teach English but this is not the case! There are a lot of education jobs in other countries that accredited teachers and administrators can apply for. As I have mentioned before I am currently working as an Academic Manager in South Korea, so I am proof that there are other job opportunities out there for people who have developed experience and education. Other jobs that are available for those with certified degrees and experience in education include K-12 teachers, student services positions and office administration, Librarian, Principal, Vice Principal, School Director, and Academic Manager. There are a number of educational positions that need to be filled!
What experience and education am I talking about?
A master’s degree, a Ph.D., a certified teaching degree from your country or experience working as an administrator in an Academic setting. Some examples of what I’m talking about when I refer to administrators are Principal, Vice Principal, Academic Manager, Student services, working on an education board, or in the Ministry of education.
For me, personally moving forward with my international work I want to work in a University setting or as an Academic Manager to help develop and implement education programs. So, this means I need to continue to develop my skills and education to meet the requirements for these positions as we (my hubby-to-be and I) move to other countries for job opportunities.
With the right experience and education, you can get really great positions in an international setting! But how do you find these kinds of jobs? Where you find everything…on the internet! To help you out I have done the research and made a list of international education job boards. They can help you look for jobs in various international schools and higher education. The jobs they advertise are University, College, leadership positions, administrative jobs and K-12 teachers.
A list of international Teaching and administration Websites
- Search Associates
- Tie Online – A Market Place for International Education ($39 for online subscription only).
- Teach Away
- TIC Recruitment
- ISS – International School Services – includes professional development resources
- World Teachers – International Education Recruitment (mostly positions in the Middle East and China)
Start your international teaching career today!
Teaching abroad in all areas is becoming a professional and lucrative work prospect for both teachers and administrators. If you’re struggling to find work at home, or feel like there aren’t enough job opportunities to advance your career, looking for International teaching jobs may be just right for you! There are so many amazing international teaching jobs abroad for anyone looking to travel and work. You can develop your career and travel the world at the same time! If you want to get certified as a teacher have a look at my post on How to Get Certified as a Teacher Online
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