History Teaching Jobs Abroad

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Are you looking to broaden your horizons by teaching History abroad? If so, the opportunities are virtually endless. Whether you’re looking to teach children in a remote Kenyan village, or you’re after a fully-fledged position in a Hong Kong private school, there’s something to suit most tastes.

With that being said, the opportunities available to you - as well as the lucrativeness of the position, will depend on a number of key factors. Crucially, not only will certain teaching history abroad positions require you to hold at least a Bachelor’s Degree, but they’ll likely request a PGCE.

Moreover, the most prestigious schools will ask for a minimum of 1-3 years of experience teaching history in your home country. Don’t worry if you fall short in the experience department though, as some institutions are more flexible than others. 

Teaching History Abroad: What Qualifications do I Need?

The specific qualifications demanded will depend on two key factors - the location of the school, and the type of institution that needs to fill the position. For example, a private school in Canada will have much higher standards than a government-funded institution in South East Asia.

Regarding the former, certain countries have an education system that is not too dissimilar to the UK. For example, the likes of Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, and the USA will also require a minimum of at least a Bachelor's Degree that majored in history. It’s likely that you will have needed to obtain a 2:1, although this isn’t always necessary.

Moreover, nations with high standards will also ask that you hold a postgraduate teaching diploma. This needs to be similar to PGCE obtained by graduate teachers in the UK.

On the other hand, as long as you have a Bachelor’s Degree in History, opportunities are still prevalent. This is especially the case in emerging nations that have a high demand for English speaking history teachers.

What Experience do I need When Teaching History Abroad?

Experience can also determine whether or not you are suitable for a particular role teaching history abroad. Once again, if you are looking for a high-paying position in a private school, or a public school located in a first-world nation, then it’s all-but-certain that a minimum amount of experience will be required. For example, schools in Dubai typically ask for at least 1-3 years worth of experience - sometimes more.

If experience is a requirement, then it will need to be in a relevant in-class position. For example, if you’re looking to teach History to secondary school students in Hong Kong, then you’ll need to have held a similar role in the UK.

If you’re a recent graduate, and you hold both a History Degree and a PGCE, then your application could still be of interest even if you’re without experience. Although you might be able to obtain a preticious role at this stage of your career, you could target an entry-level teaching positions in regions such as Asia or South America.

How can I Find a History Teaching job Abroad?

If you think you have what it takes to teach history abroad, then we would suggest reviewing the many job postings that we have listed on this page. Our regularly updated roles are suited to history teachers of all experience levels, so there’s something to match most profile.

Moreover, we have teaching positions located in dozens of countries around the world. As such, whether you’re looking to teach in a remote African village, or you’re more keen on a structured role in Australia, we’ll likely have an opportunity for you!