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Study Teaching abroad

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

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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

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Teaching study abroad programs

Teaching undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in teaching

  • University of Otago Logo

    Teaching University of Otago, New Zealand

    • Tuition fees per year 17,140 NZD
    • Program type Bachelor's
    • Duration 3 years
    • Start date February, July
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  • University of Wyoming Logo

    Physical Education Teaching University of Wyoming, USA

    • Tuition fees per year 17,570 USD
    • Program type Bachelor's
    • Duration 4 years
    • Start date May, September
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  • Lipscomb University Logo

    Interdisciplinary Teaching-K-5 Licensure Program Lipscomb University, USA

    • Tuition fees per year 30,860 USD
    • Program type Bachelor's
    • Duration 4 years
    • Start date January, September
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  • University of Waikato Logo

    Teaching (Primary) University of Waikato, New Zealand

    • Tuition fees per year 28,915 NZD
    • Program type Bachelor's
    • Duration 3 years
    • Start date February, July
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  • University of Hull Logo

    Primary Teaching University of Hull, UK

    • Tuition fees per year 14,000 GBP
    • Program type Bachelor's
    • Duration 3 years
    • Start date September
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Top-Up in teaching

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    Learning and Teaching (Primary QTS) University of Hull, UK

    • Tuition fees per year 14,000 GBP
    • Program type Top-Up
    • Duration 1 year
    • Start date September
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Pathway in teaching

  • Leeds Beckett University Logo

    Teaching & Education (Foundation) Leeds Beckett University, UK

    • Tuition fees per year 10,900 USD
    • Program type Undergraduate pathway
    • Duration 2 years
    • Start date January, September
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Certificate in teaching

  • Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Logo

    Mental Health Counseling (Non-Teaching) Certification Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, USA

    • Tuition fees per year 0 USD
    • Program type Undergraduate certificate
    • Duration 4 years
    • Start date January, August
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Teaching graduate programs

Master's in teaching

  • Long Island University Post Logo

    Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Long Island University Post, USA

    • Tuition fees per year 44,100 USD
    • Program type Master's
    • Duration 2 years
    • Start date January, September
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  • Arizona State University Logo

    Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Arizona State University, USA

    • Tuition fees per year 24,318 USD
    • Program type Master's
    • Duration 1 year 3 months
    • Start date August
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  • University of Liverpool Logo

    Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) University of Liverpool, UK

    • Tuition fees per year 17,750 GBP
    • Program type Master's
    • Duration 1 year
    • Start date September
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  • RMIT University Logo

    Teaching Practice (Primary Education) - by coursework RMIT University, Australia

    • Tuition fees per year 27,840 AUD
    • Program type Master's
    • Duration 2 years
    • Start date February, July
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  • University of Dundee Logo

    Education (Leading Learning & Teaching) University of Dundee, UK

    • Tuition fees per year 18,150 GBP
    • Program type Master's
    • Duration 1 year
    • Start date September
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Certificate in teaching

  • University of Central Arkansas Logo

    Computer Science, Teaching and Learning University of Central Arkansas, USA

    • Tuition fees per year 9,648 USD
    • Program type Postgraduate certificate
    • Duration 2 years
    • Start date January, May, August
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  • Missouri Western State University Logo

    Teaching of Writing Missouri Western State University, USA

    • Tuition fees per year 11,800 USD
    • Program type Postgraduate certificate
    • Duration 1 year
    • Start date January, August
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  • Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning Logo

    Teaching English as a Second Language Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada

    • Tuition fees per year 16,532 CAD
    • Program type Postgraduate certificate
    • Duration 1 year
    • Start date September
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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