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06May2015

Why Abu Dhabi Education Council’s (ADEC) Licenced Teacher Program is Special

 

Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) aims at providing quality education to students, thus contributing to the development of UAE. To fulfil the demands of a highly efficient education system, ADEC is looking forward to hire qualified, talented and multi-skilled employees. ADEC has joined hands with various recruiting agencies to recruit skilled teachers as part of the ADEC Licenced Teacher Program, who are passionate about bringing a difference in education.

The ADEC Licenced Teacher Program provides excellent self development opportunities to teachers. Continuous training will be provided to the teachers as part of workforce development activities by ADEC. Also, the hired employees will receive salary free of any taxes, with additional benefits and pension schemes for UAE Nationals.

The ADEC New School Model

It was proposed as part of the ADEC Licenced Teacher Program. There are 296 schools where ADEC plans to implement the ADEC Licenced Teacher Program.

According to the ADEC New School Model, the hired teachers will be placed in one of the three areas, which include Abu Dhabi city, Al Ain or Al Gharbia (the Western Region). Majority of the students will be local Emirati children whom the teachers will teach along with other Western teachers, Emirati teachers and Arab expatriate teachers.

The schools are divided into:

Kindergarten level (Early Years)

Cycle 1 (primary)

Cycle 2 (Middle School)

Cycle 3 (Secondary/High School)

Some campuses have Kindergarten and Cycle 1 schools together while other schools have their own campuses, depending on the size and location of the schools.

Generally, a class will have 15 to 30 students.

Teaching levels

Subjects taught by teachers hired using ADEC Licenced Teacher Program and the responsibility of a classroom differs at each level of school.

Kindergarten level- Teachers hired using ADEC Licenced Teacher Program will teach English, Maths and Science along with other essential subjects. They will be co-teaching with a local Arabic teacher.

Cycle 1- Teachers hired using ADEC Licenced Teacher Program will teach English, Maths and Science. They will be in charge of their own classroom.

Cycle 2- Teachers hired using ADEC Licenced Teacher Program will be teaching English, Maths or Science and they will be in charge of their own classroom.

Cycle 3- Teachers hired using ADEC Licenced Teacher Program will teach only English. They will be in charge of their own classroom.

Pay scale and other benefits

The salary scale of teachers, fixed by ADEC, depends on the qualifications of the teachers and their teaching experience. The salary amount ranges from 12,300AED – 20,400AED per month.

The teachers will also be provided with the following benefits:

  • Air fare- ADEC covers yearly air fare for teachers, their spouses and up to 3 dependents
  • Health Insurance-for teacher, spouse and up to 3 dependents
  • Accommodation-ADEC provides accommodation to the teachers and it will vary depending on family status, with an additional 20,000AED for furniture. Extra allowance will be provided if it is unfurnished.  

The teachers will have to work from Sunday to Thursday, with 35-40 working hours per week. The summer break will be from mid-July to late August. There will also be a break in December, April and for national holidays. The duration of contract will be two years.

Criteria

The candidates applying for a job under ADEC Licenced Teacher Program will have to fulfil the following criteria:

  • Fluency in English
  • At least a Bachelor’s Degree/PGCE or the equivalent
  • Teaching Qualifications (should be licenced/certified to teach in home state/country)
  • At least 2 years of teaching experience

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