Licensed Teacher Programs
Teach abroad and work with the world's brightest young minds
Licensed teachers, qualified to teach within their home state, province, or region's public schooling system, may be eligible to teach overseas in public and private school programs. Positions for licensed teachers can be quite lucrative.
Types of Licensed Teacher Jobs Abroad
Licensed teachers and experienced education professionals may work within public or private schools as subject-specific teachers, department heads and lead teachers, vice-principals, principals, or education administrators such as advisors or cluster managers. Licensed teachers are eligible to teach pre-school through elementary, middle, and high school; those with leadership experience may work as teacher trainers or school administrators.
Teacher Categories and Qualifications
|Licensed Teacher||Bachelor's degree; Teaching certification/license (eligible to teach in home state/province)||Minimum 1-2 years of relevant teaching experience for most positions|
|Department Head/Lead Teacher||Bachelor's degree (in relevant subject area preferred); Teaching certification/license (eligible to teach in home state/province)||Minimum 3-4 years of relevant teaching experience and 1-2 years of relevant leadership experience for most positions|
|Vice Principal||Bachelor's degree (Masters degree preferred); Teaching certification/license (eligible to teach in home state/province)||Minimum 3 years of teaching experience and 2-3 years of experience as a Vice Principal|
|Principal||Bachelor's degree (Masters degree strongly preferred); Teaching certification/license (eligible to teach in home state/province)||Minimum 3 years of teaching experience and 2-3 years of experience as a Principal for most positions|
|Education Advisor||Bachelor's degree in relevant subject area (Masters degree preferred); Teaching certification/license (eligible to teach in home state/province; certification in subject area preferred)||Minimum 4-5 years of relevant teaching experience and 2-3 years of relevant leadership experience for most positions|
|Cluster Manager||Bachelor's degree (Masters degree strongly preferred); Teaching certification/license (eligible to teach in home state/province)||Minimum 5 years' experience as principal at more than one school
Licensed Teacher Program Benefits
Positions for licensed teachers offer some of the most comprehensive salary and benefit packages of any international teaching opportunities. Benefits can include:
- Round-trip airfare for teacher, spouse, and dependants
- Accommodations or accommodations allowance
- Family health insurance
- Relocation allowance
- Transportation allowance
- Tuition allowance for dependants
- End of contract bonus
For a list of available positions, along with information on salary, benefits, and contract details, please visit the Jobs page.
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Top teach abroad destinations for licensed teachers
Teach in Abu Dhabi
Teach Away is an official recruitment provider for the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) Licensed Teacher (LT) Program. Teach Away is accepting applications from enthusiastic, experienced, and dedicated teachers, principals, and administrators to work within the Abu Dhabi public school system.
Teach in Hong Kong
Teaching in Hong Kong through the NET Scheme offers licensed teachers an opportunity to teach in one of the most fascinating regions in the world. Teach Away has been officially selected by the Hong Kong Education Bureau as a recruitment provider.
Teach in Qatar
Licensed teachers are eligible to teach within exclusive private international schools in Qatar, from pre-school and kindergarten through elementary, middle, and high school positions.
Teach in Brunei
Teaching in Brunei public schools is a popular option for licensed teachers, with contracts including a lucrative salary and benefits package. Teachers in Brunei will enjoy life in a unique, culturally rich setting while gaining international teaching experience.
For more information on all teaching opportunities, please see Teaching Jobs Abroad.