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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 of Mathematics - BSc University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    29,800 USD
    Start date
    January, May, August
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    Agricultural Education: Teaching - BSc University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    27,000 USD
    Start date
    January, June, August
    Show program overview about Agricultural Education: Teaching
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    Middle Level Mathematics Teacher Education - BScEd University of Kansas, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    26,960 USD
    Start date
    January, June, August
    Show program overview about Middle Level Mathematics Teacher Education
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    Foreign Language with Teacher Certification - BA University of South Carolina, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    33,928 USD
    Start date
    January, August
    Show program overview about Foreign Language with Teacher Certification
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    Agriculture and Extension Education - Teaching in Non-Formal Education, BSc - BSc Louisiana State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    28,700 USD
    Start date
    January, May, August
    Show program overview about Agriculture and Extension Education - Teaching in Non-Formal Education, BSc
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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
    Tuition fees per year
    10,900 GBP
    Start date
    January, September
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Associate in teaching

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    Elementary Teacher Education - AA Santiago Canyon College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    8,304 USD
    Start date
    February, June, August
    Show program overview about Elementary Teacher Education
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    Liberal Studies: Elementary Teacher Preparation - AA San Jose City College, USA
    • Blended learning

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    8,138 USD
    Start date
    January, August
    Show program overview about Liberal Studies: Elementary Teacher Preparation
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Certificate in teaching

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    Provisional Certification in a Teaching Field - Cert University of West Alabama, USA
    • Online

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    15,444 USD
    Start date
    January, August
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    Teaching English as a Second Language - Cert Douglas College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    18 months
    Tuition fees per year
    18,000 CAD
    Start date
    May
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Teaching graduate programs

Master's in teaching

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    Professional Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages - MA TESOL Westcliff University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    13,500 USD
    Start date
    January, March, May, June, August, October
    Show program overview about Professional Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
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    Education, Allied Health Teaching and Leadership - MSEd Keiser University, USA
    • Online

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    18,912 USD
    Start date
    January, August
    Show program overview about Education, Allied Health Teaching and Leadership
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    Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages - MA TESOL Long Island University Post, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    44,100 USD
    Start date
    January, September
    Show program overview about Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
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    Secondary Education (Teacher Certification) (West Campus) - MEd Arizona State University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    24,318 USD
    Start date
    January, May
    Show program overview about Secondary Education (Teacher Certification) (West Campus)
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    Teaching Practice (Primary Education) - by coursework - MSc RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    27,840 AUD
    Start date
    February, July
    Show program overview about Teaching Practice (Primary Education) - by coursework
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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
    Tuition fees per year
    22,680 USD
    Start date
    January, August
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Certificate in teaching

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    College Teaching - GradCert Central Michigan University, USA
    • Online

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    9,555 USD
    Start date
    August, January, May
    Show program overview about College Teaching
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    Assessment Only Route to Qualified Teacher Status - PGCert Bath Spa University, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    3,200 GBP
    Start date
    January, September
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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
    Tuition fees per year
    16,532 CAD
    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Teaching English as a Second Language
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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