Jobs With HKEDB - Hong Kong Education Board

The Hong Kong Education Board is advancing one of the world's biggest education reforms in its public schools. The Hong Kong government's NET (Native English Teacher) Program offers excellent pay to attract teachers from abroad to live and work in this busy international hub. Advance your teaching career by teaching in a country that's quickly become known for some of the world's highest student achievement rates.

  • Excellent salary and benefit packages - teacher pay in Hong Kong is in the top tier among teaching abroad opportunities
  • Teach in a primary or secondary public school with this well-organized government program
  • Read the full info and requirements below
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Teaching Jobs with the Hong Kong Education Board - Full Info:

The Hong Kong Education Bureau hosts one of the more desirable teaching programs in East Asia: the NET Scheme. The NET Scheme places Native English Teachers (NET’s) in the public school system across the special administrative region of Hong Kong. Footprints has been selected as the sole recruitment agency multiple times over the years. The Hong Kong EDB’s NET Scheme is over 10 years old now and continues to be a very sought after job for teachers abroad. The NET Scheme primarily hires licensed teachers with some experience and a thorough understanding of their teaching methodology.

 

Requirements:

The qualifications required of teaching jobs in Hong Kong vary on the level of students and type of schools in Hong Kong.  As for the minimum requirement for ESL teachers in Hong Kong, a Bachelor’s degree and a TEFL/TESL certificate like other ESL institutions and public schools in Asia would be required. 

To increase your opportunities with ESL teaching jobs in Hong Kong, Bachelor’s degree in Education is highly recommended as well as the teaching license.  For the TEFL/TESL certificate, minimum 100 contact hours are required including practicum.  The language institutions and public schools in Hong Kong have higher demands for certified teachers who have bachelors or masters in English along with teaching licenses and minimum one full year teaching experience at public schools or approved institutions.

If you follow the requirements of Hong Kong Net (Native-speaking English Teacher) Scheme which is the program from the Hong Kong Education Bureau for public schools in Hong Kong, they have 7 different categories for secondary school positions and 5 different categories for primary school positions, this will represent the qualifications for teachers what schools generally require in Hong Kong.  However the Hong Kong Net Scheme mostly focuses on hiring teachers in category 1 and 2 for each program.

For secondary teachers ( SNET)

The salary scale for secondary school positions is from HK$ 24,450 to 56,810 per month.

Category 1:

* Bachelor’s degree in English (BA or BEd)
* Post-graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) majoring in English, like MEd or BEd + teaching license (English)
* At least 1 year post-graduate English teaching experience at secondary level or above (ESL teaching preferred)
* TEFL/TESL qualification at the diploma level:
 DELTA
 Trinity College TESOL Certificate
 PGCE (Post graduate Certificate in Education) in TEFL/TESOL
 TEFL qualification with at least 250 contact hours + 20 practicum hours
 TEFL qualification with at least 250 contact hours + 2 yrs teaching experience

Category 2:

* Bachelor’s degree in English (BA or BEd)
* PGDE majoring in English  + teaching license (English)
* At least 1 year post-graduate English teaching experience at secondary level or above (ESL teaching preferred)  

For Primary teachers (PNET)

The salary scale for primary school positions is from 23,450 to 47,290 per month.

Category 1:

* Bachelor’s degree in English
* Teaching license/teacher certification in primary education
* TEFL/TESL qualification at the certificate level: minimum 100 contact hours, “pass” for practice teaching component. For topics that should be covered, see TEFL details for PNET
 
Category 2:

* Bachelor’s degree in any subject
* Teaching license/teacher certification in primary education
* TEFL/TESL qualification at the certificate level