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job overseas

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by licaayres, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. Dear all,

    I was wondering if it is possible for a Brazilian Teacher (currently working as
    a kindergarten teaching assistant at an IB school in Brazil) to apply for a job in some
    school overseas (United Kingdom/USA/Canada). What should I do? Could you inform/help me?

    I’m looking forward to hearing from you.

    Kind Regards,

  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    I know nothing about USA or Canada, only UK.
    Well, first of all you need to have permission to live and work in the UK according to the 1996 Asylum and Immigration Act, as amended in 2004, 2006 and 2008. If you have Brazilian nationality this is unlikely, although if you can claim Portuguese nationality from your parents or grandparents this may be possible. You need to consult the Portuguese Embassy about this.
    Then to teach in a maintained state school in England or Wales you need to have Qualified Teacher Status. If you have Brazilian qualifications, you would need to get them validated. I suggest that you consult the British Embassy about this.
    Boa sorte!
    Best wishes
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    For the full TES Weekend Workshop programme please visit www.tes.co.uk/careerseminars or contact advice@tes.co.uk for one-to-one sessions.
  3. Diddysan

    Diddysan New commenter

    In the USA each state controls it's own teacher certification. You would have to apply to the dept. of education in the state you wish to teach in order to see if your training in Brazil is equivalent to the standard in the state. As a side note, I do teach with a lady who is from Sao Paolo and was trained there. She is married to a US citizen so immigration status was not an issue.

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