In order to teach at either TAC or Tarsus SEV, a prospective candidate must be eligible for a Turkish work visa. For visa approval, the requirements of the Turkish Ministry of Education and the Turkish Ministry of Labor stipulate that the teacher must have:

 

  1. An undergradute degree from a  4-year accredited college/university in the subject area to be taught. This mean a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in a teachable area. For example; a Math Teacher should have at least B.A. degree in Math subject.

 

  1. A teaching license from an authorized educational authority (state or provincial teaching certification) with an appropriate subject/grade level  endorsement.

 

There are no exceptions to these requirements.

 

Please note that all social studies classes are taught in Turkish by Turkish nationals.

 

In Tarsus SEV Primary, the school looks for candidates with ESL/EFL experience in addition to an undergraduate degree in English or Elementary education. The degree in elementary education which is common in North America applies only to grades 1-5. Middle school teachers must have an undergraduate degree in English with middle school licensure.

 

Beyond the academic credentials, the schools also look for candidates with experience in international or intercultural working environments, a high degree of flexibility, professional collegiality, and educational experience outside of the classroom such as sponsoring clubs, coaching, or service-learning experience.

 

The salaries of our international teachers are paid both in US Dollars which are transferred to the teacher’s account of choice and Turkish Lira which is paid to a Turkish bank account. The salary, free of Turkish taxes, can provide a comfortable living under local conditions and also allow for travel both inside and outside of Turkey. A portion of the monthly salary is deposited into a local bank for use by the teacher in their daily living. Benefits include furnished housing plus utilities, round-trip airfare for the beginning and end of the contract, baggage allowance, an annual pension contribution, and medical insurance within Turkey.