Trained Teachers

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If you have a professional teaching qualification (such as the Postgraduate Diploma in Education and the Diploma in Education from the National Institute of Education), relevant content knowledge, and are keen to teach at our MOE schools, we welcome you to join us!

We also welcome former MOE-trained teachers who continue to have a passion for education to return to the teaching fraternity on a full-time basis.

Application Details

Classroom Teacher

Minimum Qualification required

Application Window

Application Closing Date

Interview Period

If you are shortlisted for the interview, you will be contacted by this date

Assumption of Duty

Diploma/ University degree with a professional teaching qualification

2 Jan to
23 Jan 2020

23 Jan 2020

Mar 2020

13 Mar 2020

Late Jun 2020

22 Jun to
17 Jul 2020

17 Jul 2020

Sep 2020

21 Aug 2020

Late Dec 2020

28 Sep to
16 Oct 2020

16 Oct 2020

Nov 2020

20 Nov 2020

Mid Mar 2021

To apply, please visit Careers@Gov to submit your application.

Your application will be considered based on our organisational requirements. Due to the high volume of applications received, we are only able to reply to those who have been shortlisted. If you do not hear from us by the relevant date indicated in the table above, you may consider your application to be unsuccessful.

For applicants who are unable to attend an interview in Singapore, your applicant may be processed outside of the above application windows.


Your school posting is subject to the Ministry’s organisational requirements and vacancies available. Those assigned to teach at the Secondary or JC level may be deployed to the Primary level in the course of your service with the Ministry, if the organisation requires it of you. If you are redeployed to a level you have not been trained to teach, training will be provided to facilitate your redeployment.

Key Personnel (KP)

If you are a former KP who wishes to re-join the service as a KP, please indicate your preference to re-join the service as a KP under Section (J) Personal Statement of the application form. Please note that if there is no suitable KP position available, we will consider your application for a classroom teaching position instead.

Your application will be considered based on organisational requirements. The processing time may take up to 8 weeks from the date that all documents are submitted for consideration. If you do not hear from us 8 weeks after the date of your application, you may consider your application to be unsuccessful.

Frequently Asked Questions

For a list of frequently asked questions, please refer to this.