Change lives not your career by teaching in the UAE – alternatively, begin an exciting new career in one of the most forward-looking educational systems in the world! This can be good advice for those looking for a new challenge, but first, there are a few things you have to become aware of, not least that the UAE has introduced a new licensing system for teachers.
To become a teacher in the UAE, the applicant must have a minimum qualification of a bachelor’s degree or a four-year university degree or higher in the required field. Other conditions include:
· A criminal clearance record
· A medical fitness report from the UAE
· Original educational certificates
· Attested certificates if the educator has graduated from a university outside the UAE; the certificate must be attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the country’s embassy in the UAE
If you want to apply to a private school, you have to approach the school administration itself
If you want to apply to a private school, you have to approach the school administration itself. The school will then forward the necessary papers to the Ministry of Education in the northern emirates or to KHDA in Dubai for the tests required and final approval. The Department of Education and Knowledge in Abu Dhabi has dedicated public service centres in its educational offices to receive teachers’ applications and process appointments through schools registered in Abu Dhabi.
The applicant must have a minimum qualification of a bachelor’s degree or a four-year university degree or higher
Licensing System for Education Professionals
· The UAE’s ‘Education Professional Licence’ is a mandatory requirement
· The licence is obtained by passing the tests designed for each targeted category in the education sector
· If the applicant fails to meet the exam criteria, the system then introduces training courses that are customised based on the level shown in the exam to achieve the required outcome
· The applicant is given three chances to apply for the licence; after failing three times, he/she can retake the test after a lapse of six months, during which he/she can apply and benefit from the training programmes offered by the licensing system to ensure passing the required assessments
So why not take that first step into an exciting and stimulating new future?