Teaching Jobs in the United Arab Emirates with the MOE

A great teaching opportunity is waiting for you! Work for the Ministry of Education and be part of the most important educational reform of the country's history. Innovative public schools throughout the UAE are looking for teachers of core subjects like English, Math, and Science. New: Recent grads who aspire to be English teachers don't need to have a teaching license from their home country to join the MOE's new English teacher development program. This is something we haven't seen to date in the Middle East.

The Ministry also has other positions that you won't find often in this region - Computer Science, Health Science, Performing Arts, Business, etc. For UK applicants, there are also roles available in the field of Special Educational Needs (SEN) and Psychology. 

Working for this well-established organization that provides excellent support for teachers, relocating to the UAE will be comfortable and stress-free. Enjoy your weekends and holidays exploring an outstanding culture, unique landscapes and vibrant cities of the Middle East!

In-person interviews being held in many cities throughout the UK, Ireland,  Australia, New Zealand, the United States and Canada. Apply now! 

Teaching positions with the Ministry of Education
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About the Job

Unique teaching positions with forward thinking schools are available throughout the different emirates. Apply with your resume through our free and easy application system to secure your interview spot. Start dates are available immediately and throughout 2018! 

We're hiring for the following teaching positions:

  • English
  • Business
  • Maths & Science
  • Creative Design & Innovation
  • Computer Science & Technology
  • Physical Education 
  • HECMA & Life Skills
  • Performing Arts
Requirements for teaching with the MOE

Requirements

For teaching positions with the MOE, a professional teaching license is strongly preferred, however in some cases also recent grads with related practical experience are accepted for some positions. Depending on the subject you want to teach, these are the basic requirements:

  • 4 year Bachelor's Degree in an education related or subject specific area (ie. Math, Science, English, etc.)
  • Master's degree in TESOL / TEFL is an advantage
  • Professional Teaching license or TESL/TEFL/CELTA
  • Experience living and teaching in the Middle East is an asset
  • Must be a native English speaker or hold an IELTS 7 or higher
  • Drivers Licence
  • Computer Literate
Benefits of teaching in the UAE

Benefits of working for the MOE

Besides making an impact on students of a different culture and gaining outstanding experience for your resume, the positions come with great benefits such as:

  • Tax Free Salary of 16,000-21,000AED (dependent on position) per month (inclusive of supplementary allowance to cover housing and transportation)
  • Two months' paid vacation plus all national holidays
  • Free economy class, repatriation airfare to and from the United Arab Emirates for the beginning and end of your contract
  • 2 year contract with option to renew
  • Being Part of a Major Educational Reform
  • Visa sponsorship for spouse and up to 3 dependents under the age of 18 who are residing in the UAE
  • Medical insurance for spouse and up to 3 dependents under the age of 18 who are residing in the UAE

Living & Teaching in the UAE

The United Arab Emirates consist of seven distinct regions. Of these, Dubai is the most famous - the dazzling world-class city and has quickly become a major hub for expats living abroad. With this government program, public school positions are offered not just in Dubai, but also in Sharjah, Ajman, Ras al-Khaimah, Fujairah, Abu Dhabi and Umm Al-Quwain - every part of the UAE.

Wherever you end up in the UAE, you can expect to be greeted with warmth and be no more than two hours away from downtown Dubai. Teaching in the UAE, it’s very easy to meet new friends, with lots of social events and groups available – everything from sports teams to lively nightlife. We’ve heard from teachers that they like international feeling and the diversity of colleagues they get to know during their time in this country. You are also very likely to meet lots of people from your home country which makes the transition very easy!

Here is what Footprints teachers say about the UAE

"I had and continue to have great relationship with footprints since they recruited me for a job in the United Arab Emirates. They provide all information and guide you to secure your dream overseas job. They are highly recommended." - Kenneth

 

 

 

"Firstly I would like to Thank Footpints for giving me this position. I am very happy with Edison. Every school has its up and downs but with time the school has started to grow on me. I have learnt a lot from this place. The staff is great and so is the management." - Hajra

Click on the Position You're Interested in for specific requirements and salaries!


English Teacher
Tax Free Salary of 21,000 AED / month (equivalent to GBP 4,600/month). This includes all allowances (housing, transportation, etc.)

- Bachelor’s Degree in English (or relevant field, such as literature, communication, journalism, linguistics, etc)
- Minimum 3 years of classroom teaching experience in English at the High School Level
- CELTA or TEFL certification


Science Teacher
Tax Free Salary of 21,000 AED / month (equivalent to GBP 4,600/month). This includes all allowances (housing, transportation, etc.)

- Bachelor’s Degree in Science
- Master’s Degree preferred
- Minimum 3 years of teaching science experience at High School Level
- College Board Pre A.P or A.P certification desirable
- Computer literate

Business Teacher
Tax Free Salary of 21,000 AED / month (equivalent to GBP 4,600/month). This includes all allowances (housing, transportation, etc.)

- Relevant Business degree
- Master’s Degree preferred
- Minimum 3 years of teaching business experience at High School Level
- Teaching and assessor qualification (PGCE, Cert. Ed, A and V awards)

Math Teacher
Tax Free Salary of 21,000 AED / month (equivalent to GBP 4,600/month). This includes all allowances (housing, transportation, etc.)

- Bachelor’s Degree in Maths
- Master’s Degree preferred
- Minimum 3 years of teaching maths experience at the High School Level

Creative Design and Innovation Teacher
Tax Free Salary of 21,000 AED / month (equivalent to GBP 4,600/month). This includes all allowances (housing, transportation, etc.)

- University Degree (Science, engineering) or equivalent in a Design Technology related subject area.
- Qualified teacher status through PGCE, DTLL, PTLL or other international equivalent.
- Experience in supervising student projects for creative design and innovation.
- Experience volunteering or working with students, youth groups or training adults.
- Understanding of web design programming (java, HTML and python) and hardware (C++ & C#) is desirable.

Design Technology and Computer Science Teacher
Tax Free Salary of 18,000 AED / month (equivalent to GBP 3,600/month). This includes all allowances (housing, transportation, etc.)

- University Degree (IT, MIS, Science, engineering) or equivalent in a Design Technology related subject area.
- Essential understanding and application of programming web designing (Java, HTML, Python, C#).
- Industry Certification (i.e. Cisco, Microsoft, IC3 etc.) is desirable.
- Essential understanding and application of programming (C++ & C#) and web designing (java, HTML and python).

Health Education (HECMA) and Life Skills Teacher
Tax Free Salary of 16,000 AED / month (equivalent to GBP 3,600/month). This includes all allowances (housing, transportation, etc.)

- Minimum Level 3 qualification (NVQ, BTEC,).
- Minimum 2 years of teaching experience.
- Life skills / PE training qualification.
- Valid First Aid certificate.
- Teaching or assessing qualification (A1, PGCE, Cert. Ed) is desirable.
- Bachelor’s degree in Life or Health Science is desirable.

P.E. Teacher
Tax Free Salary of 16,000 AED / month (equivalent to GBP 3,600/month). This includes all allowances (housing, transportation, etc.)

- Minimum of 3 years’ experience of teaching Physical and Health Education or equivalent subjects (e.g. Sports Coaching, Health and Wellbeing, Fitness, Diet and Nutrition, Strength and Conditioning, etc.).
- Physical Education Degree, or Degree in relevant subject (Sports Science, Health Science, Sports Development, Sports Coaching and Management, etc.).
- Life skills / PE training qualification.
- Teaching Qualification (e.g. DTLLS, PGCE, Cert. Ed) or equivalent.
- Valid First Aid Certificate.

Performing Arts Teacher
Tax Free Salary of 21,000 AED / month (equivalent to GBP 4,600/month). This includes all allowances (housing, transportation, etc.)

- Bachelor’s Degree in Music or Arts (Music, Theatre Arts, Drama, Fine Arts).

OR

- B.Ed with a focus on Music or Arts (Music, Theatre Arts, Drama, Fine Arts).

OR

PGCE in Music and Arts or equivalent (Music, Theatre Arts, Drama, Fine Arts).

Special Education Specialists & Psychologists
Special Education Specialist

Responsibilities

- Supervision of special education programs and services.
- Organizing awareness programs for schools and parents of students with disabilities or learning disabilities.
- Assessing, diagnosing and identifying of needs of students with disabilities or learning disabilities.
- Educating teachers and parents about special education and training them in the use of special materials and exercises etc.

Requirements

- Bachelor's degree in Special Education + 8 years of experience

OR

- Master's degree + 5 years of experience

OR

- PHD + 2 years of experience

Special Education Specialist (Autism Specialization)

Responsiblities

- Work with the evaluation and diagnosis team for special education cases and provide technical support to teachers, specialists & parents.
- Development and supervision of educational plans for students on the autism spectrum.
- Prepare plans to raise awareness of students on the autism spectrum for use in schools, at home and in society.
- Preparation of quarterly and periodic reports and recommendations for best practices in the field.

Requirements

- Bachelor's degree in special education or psychology.
- 8 years of experience in the autism field.

Special Education Specialist (Emotional and Behavioral Disorders Specialist)

Responsiblities

- Preparation of studies and research in the field of behavioral & emotional disorders.
- Participation with the evaluation and diagnosis team for SEN cases.
- Supervise individual educational plans for those with behavioral and emotional disorders and provide technical support to teachers, specialists and parents.
- Preparation of quarterly and periodic reports and recommendations for best practices in the field.

Requirements

- Bachelor of special education or psychology
- Preferred master's or doctoral degree
- 8 years of experience in the field of behavioral and emotional disorders.

Psychologist

Responsiblities

- Provide psychological care services and programs for all students.
- Assessment and diagnosis of students with disabilities and learning disabilities.
- Assessing, diagnosing and identifying of needs of students with disabilities or learning disabilities.
- Provide services and treatment programs for students with emotional and behavioral disorders and other psychological counselling programs as needed.

Requirements

- Ba in Educational Psychology or Clinical Psychology (preferably Master's or PHD).
- 8 years of experience in the field of learning difficulties.

Special Education Expert

Responsiblities

- Providing the Department and its staff, technical and field specialists, with modern and specialized educational expertise in the field of special education for management.
- Make developmental proposals according to the latest international standards.
- Coordinating with concerned bodies to develop services in the field of special education.

Requirements

- PHD in Special Education or Psychology.
- Preferably proficient in Arabic and English.
- High capacity for training and knowledge transfer

- 10 years of experience in the field of special education.

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