Interested in teaching abroad but feeling a bit discouraged because most teaching positions require you to hold a degree? This may surprise you, but there are actually countless teaching positions around the world that do not require you to have a degree! Yes, you read that correctly, you can teach abroad WITHOUT A DEGREE! Wondering how? Keep on reading, we have put together a list of ways to get that teaching job you have always wanted and start living your dream life!
Get Your TEFL
The first thing you should do is get your TEFL. If you wish to teach English as a foreign language and do not have a degree, it is vital that you have a TEFL certificate. Enrolling in a TEFL course will provide you with all of the basic knowledge you need to become an English teacher. It will also set you apart from the competition, making you stand out and have a higher probability of getting the job!
Understand Your Options
Unfortunately, not having a degree will limit your options. For some countries, holding a college degree is a legal requirement to become an English teacher. However, there are several countries that do not have this legal requirement. These countries include, but are not limited to, Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Costa Rica, Brazil, Cambodia, Russia, Romania, India, and Poland!
Be Open to Different Opportunities
Although you may not be able to get a teaching job in some countries due to their legal requirements to hold a college degree, you can volunteer. Although it may not sound as attractive as getting paid to teach English abroad, it will still enable you to travel. This will also open up more possibilities in terms of which countries you can travel to!
Having experience teaching English will greatly improve your chances of being hired to teach English without a degree, although this is by no means a requirement. We know this can be an intimidating aspect, especially if you are just starting your teaching career. However, there are so many aspects to experience than classic teaching. This can include the skills you developed babysitting, tutoring, or traveling. Simply take those skills and apply them to those you need to become a teacher. Showcasing your experience in both your cover letter and your CV is key.
These are simply a few ways you can find a job teaching English abroad without a degree.
What country are you most interested in?!