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For Career Switchers

Bring your skills and experience to the classroom. Embrace teaching as your next adventure.

Teach lessons that outlast classes

Why choose teaching?

1. Impact Creation

Witness the magic of knowledge transfer and values in action. Your words resonate beyond the classroom, shaping lives and moulding futures. Every student you inspire becomes an active contributor and concerned citizen who improves their communities. 

2. Personal Growth

Teaching isn't just about imparting facts; it's about continuous learning. Adapt, innovate, and evolve alongside your students. Discover new facets of yourself as you guide them towards understanding and discovery.

3. Transferable Skills

Your diverse background brings a unique perspective. Leverage your skills - whether from finance, engineering, art or more - to create engaging lessons. Teach students to learn by creating curiosity and by developing adaptive thinking and other skills that they will need to thrive in the future.

4. Job Satisfaction

Few careers offer the intrinsic rewards of teaching. The 'Aha!" moments, the strong bonds forged, and the legacy you leave - it's a canvas waiting for your brushstrokes.


We will support your career transition

When you make the decision to join the teaching profession as an experienced hire, you can expect dedicated transition support to help you navigate the changes and ease your switch to teaching.

In addition to sponsored teacher-training at the National Institute of Education (NIE), we have school-based induction programmes as well as personal mentorship for new teachers, so that your integration into your new role and workplace will not only be smooth, but also enriching.

Impactful work in a nurturing work environment

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Start your career with us

Explore the different programmes and schemes available to help you become a teacher at primary or secondary schools, junior colleges or centralised institute.

Teacher Training programmes

Diploma in Education (DipEd)

For A-Level, Polytechnic diploma or International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma holder, you can become a teacher in our primary schools through the 2-year Diploma in Education (DipEd) programme.

Learn more about the programme and how to apply.

Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)

For university degree holders, you can become a teacher by applying for the Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE).

Learn more about the programme and how to apply.

For Trained Teachers

For former MOE teachers, or a Trained Teacher with a professional teaching qualification, you can apply for a full-time teaching position with us.

Other Teaching Subjects - Learn how to apply.

Tamil Language - Learn how to apply.

Note: If you are a former MOE teacher and would like to teach on a short-term basis, you can apply under the Contract Adjunct Teaching Scheme.