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Study teaching abroad

An in-depth guide to studying teaching as an international student.

Teaching degrees abroad

A teaching degree abroad will focus on the skills needed for teachers in a specific area of education for example elementary level, foreign languages, or a UK PGCE.

In a teaching program you will learn theoretical practice to get the most from students, as well as a lot of practical learning and assessments to ensure you have the necessary experience to teach. The exact teaching program you choose will be shaped by the country you are studying in. It’s important to ensure that any teaching program you choose will be useful in the country you are wanting to work in too.

Teaching program structure

To begin a teaching specific program, universities often require a bachelor’s degree in any field. On a liberal arts degree you could have the opportunity to major in a specific form of education, which may help your application onto a teaching specific program. In the UK, your bachelor’s degree may influence the subjects you are able to teach at a higher level.

Many postgraduate teaching programs such as a master’s in education are used by those already teaching to enhance their careers. This is the same for those who decide to undertake a PhD in teaching.

As a teaching student you will spend a lot of time getting practical experience. This may be through placements, work experience or assessed classroom situations. In addition to this, your theoretical education will take place in lectures and classes talking through research and best practice.

When you begin a teaching specific program there are many areas of teaching you may cover as modules of the course; these may include:

  • Pedagogy
  • Curriculum and planning

Types of teaching degrees

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Teaching study abroad programs

Teaching undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in teaching

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    Teaching - BTchg University of Otago, New Zealand

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,636 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,140 NZD

    Start date
    February, July
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    Teaching (Early Childhood) - BTchg University of Waikato, New Zealand

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    21,316 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 28,915 NZD

    Start date
    February, July
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    Intercultural Teacher Education - Integrated BA/MA University of Oulu, Finland

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,808 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,000 EUR

    Start date
    September
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    Mathematics: Teacher Licensure - BA Ohio Northern University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    34,715 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 34,715 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    English Language Arts Teaching - BA Central Washington University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    22,551 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 22,551 USD

    Start date
    September, January
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Associate in teaching

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    Elementary Teacher Education (for Transfer) - AA Berkeley City College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    7,950 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,950 USD

    Start date
    August, January, June
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    Elementary Teacher Education (for Transfer) - AA San Jose City College, USA
    • Blended learning

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    8,138 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,138 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Elementary Teacher Education - AA Santiago Canyon College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    8,304 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,304 USD

    Start date
    February, June, August
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Certificate in teaching

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    Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) - Cert Thompson Rivers University, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    4 months
    Annual tuition fee
    6,285 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,900 CAD

    Start date
    September, January, May
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    Teaching English as a Second Language - Cert Douglas College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    18 months
    Annual tuition fee
    14,320 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,000 CAD

    Start date
    May
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    Teacher's Aide - Cert Berkeley City College, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    7,950 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,950 USD

    Start date
    August, January, June
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    Provisional Certification in a Teaching Field - Cert University of West Alabama, USA
    • Online

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    15,444 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,444 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Teacher - Cert Merritt College, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    7,950 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,950 USD

    Start date
    August, January, June
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Pathway in teaching

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    Teaching & Education (Foundation) - FD Leeds Beckett University, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,446 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,900 GBP

    Start date
    January, September
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Teaching graduate programs

Master's in teaching

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    Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages - MA University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    22,896 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 22,896 USD

    Start date
    August
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    Teaching - MMgt HEC Liège Management School, Belgium

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    14,835 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,200 EUR

    Start date
    September
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    Teacher Certification: Secondary and K-12 Specialization - MAT Central Washington University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    23,007 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 23,007 USD

    Start date
    September, January
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    Education (Curriculum & Teaching) Online - MA University of Findlay, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    18 months
    Annual tuition fee
    20,000 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 20,000 USD

    Start date
    January, August
    Show program overview about Education (Curriculum & Teaching) Online
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    Teaching (Bellingham) - MAT Western Washington University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    23,588 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 23,588 USD

    Start date
    -
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Doctorate in teaching

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    Teacher Leader - EdS University of West Alabama, USA
    • Online

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    22,680 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 22,680 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    English Pedagogy: Teaching English Literature - DA Murray State University, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,200 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,200 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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Certificate in teaching

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    Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) - PGCert Sheridan College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    8 months
    Annual tuition fee
    14,509 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,237 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
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    Teaching English as a Second Language - PGCert Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    13,152 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,532 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    College Teaching - GradCert Central Michigan University, USA
    • Online

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    9,555 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,555 USD

    Start date
    August, January, May
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Future teaching careers

The specific teaching program you graduate from will determine your career within teaching. For example a teaching program focused on elementary level will not automatically enable you to teach at a higher level, as additional qualifications may be needed.

Some of the popular teaching programs that lead to careers in their specific branch of teaching include:

  • Foreign language teaching
  • Elementary school teaching
  • PGCE (UK secondary school level)
  • Special needs teaching
  • Preschool teaching