Teaching Internationally with ITC® Certificate
Interested in teaching anywhere in the world? With a Bachelor’s degree and a desire to make a difference, ITC® can help you achieve your dream. International schools frequently seek individuals certified through AICSC Accreditation education program such as ours.
What Makes ITC Different?
ITC, also known as The International Teacher Certificate Certification of Teacher Excellence (ITCE), offers a flexible, affordable path to earn your teaching certificate. You can complete our self-paced program online without quitting your job or taking additional college courses.
Candidates complete the ITC program at their own pace. On average, candidates take 8-10 months to complete the program.
A teaching license is accredited by a local governing body for teachers, and gives any resume professional versatility. A teaching license or certification will be the first thing international schools, ministries of education, and private institutions look for when considering a candidate for a teaching position.
(It should be noted here: private language schools and contracts teaching ESL usually do not require a teaching license.)
What is the level of education required to become a certified teacher?
The path to becoming a certified teacher requires the completion of an undergraduate degree or higher qualification, and generally involves two different academic routes: concurrent or consecutive. The completion of either one of these types of teacher training programs brings a teacher to the same desired result: accreditation by the licensing body corresponding to the requirements of their local area.
Concurrent Teacher Education Programs
Concurrent programs are suited to high school or first year post-secondary students who plan on becoming a teacher. Typically five years in length, graduates will receive a Bachelor’s degree in their chosen major, along with a Bachelor’s in Education (B.Ed) specialized to a specific teaching area (for example, biology). Once completed, teachers will receive accreditation from the licensing body appropriate to their state, province, or region.
Consecutive Teacher Education Programs
Consecutive Programs would suit those individuals with an interest in teaching who have already earned an undergraduate, Master’s, or PGCE (Post-graduate Certificate in Education). Consecutive students take a teaching course that bridges the conceptual gap between their acquired knowledge of a specific discipline of proficiency, and the skills necessary to be able to convey that information successfully in a teaching environment.
Is a TEFL certificate the same as a teaching license?
A TEFL certificate covers the fundamental concepts and practical application that apply to Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). A TEFL certificate, when issued from a reputable institution, is a professional certification, but it is not a teaching license. TEFL certification is usually required or highly recommended for ESL jobs. It also specializes the skills of licensed teachers hoping to teach overseas. However, it cannot replace a government-issued teaching license