Teach in Bermuda
Breathtaking coastline, a tranquil atmosphere, and friendly people make the tiny nation of Bermuda a sought-after location to teach abroad.
Teaching jobs in Bermuda
Teaching in Bermuda is possible in both public and private schools. Bermuda’s Ministry of Education hires educators from around the world to teach in Primary and Secondary schools across the country.
Teaching in Bermuda - Hiring
Bermuda’s Ministry of Education hires for positions beginning in September. Educators interested in teaching in Bermuda will need to submit an application by the end of February in order to be considered for the upcoming school year.
Qualifications Needed to Teach in Bermuda
Teachers must have a Bachelor’s degree in Education or their subject area, and will generally be required to hold a Master’s degree in their subject area as well. Candidates without a Master’s degree will be required to demonstrate proof of Master’s-level expertise in their subject area.
All applicants to teach in Bermuda with the Ministry of Education must have a valid teaching license in their home state or country, as well as a minimum of 3 years of post-certification teaching experience.
Though not a requirement for all positions, ESL qualifications are an asset. Teachers who do not currently hold such qualifications should consider completing a TESL or TEFL certificate.
Living in Bermuda
An earthly paradise, Bermuda is home to idyllic beaches and crystal blue waters. Teach in Bermuda for the chance to experience life in paradise while earning enough to save when you do finally return home.
Cost of Living in Bermuda
Housing and goods can be expensive, so teachers are encouraged to bring savings in order to hold them over until they receive their first paycheck. As with any country, living costs will vary wildly based on lifestyle and recreational activities.
Living and Traveling in Bermuda
Things to do in Bermuda
Residents are never more than a few minutes from some of the world’s most beautiful swimming, sunbathing, and snorkeling. Aside from being visually dazzling, Bermuda’s miles of beaches are free or low-cost sources of relaxation and recreation - often a welcome break for teachers who have overindulged in Bermudian luxury.
For those seeking more excitement, popular happy hours across the country make it easy to socialize after work, and the country has many summer street fairs that provide great opportunities for shopping, entertainment, and a look into Bermudian culture. Football (soccer) and cricket are very popular, and teachers can watch games frequently or find clubs to join.
Many residents find that owning a motorbike allows them to zip around the island more easily. Though motorbike riders are urged to use caution, it is a convenient mode of transportation that allows travelers to enjoy Bermuda’s breezy sunshine.
TEFL Certification for Private School Teachers
Many private schools in Bermuda require applicants to possess a TEFL certificate. The University of Toronto’s TEFL Online Certificate can help you become a leading candidate for some of the top private school positions in Bermuda.
Bermuda at a Glance
Capital - Hamilton
Language - English
Population - 65,000
Currency - Bermudian dollar
Government - Parliamentary Democracy
- Located in the North Atlantic ocean, Bermuda became a British island territory in 1612, making it the oldest remaining British colony in the world.
- English is the official language of Bermuda.
- The island is named after Juan de Bermudez, a Spanish seafarer, who first discovered Bermuda in 1503.
- Bermuda is known for Bermuda shorts, which were adapted from British military uniform for hot climates.
- Bermudians has a subtropical climate with mild and humid weather all year round.
- The average life span in Bermuda is 81 years!