Thank you for your interest in working with us at German International School Boston. We do not currently have any openings on our faculty or staff.
We offer a limited number of internships at GISB for those studying to become kindergarten through high school teachers. Candidates must speak German and English. Learn more here.
General Information About Teaching at GISB
Teachers at German International School Boston are committed to educational excellence for all students. We strive to meet the needs of a diverse, multilingual student population. Our teachers‘ commitment to students, expertise in cutting-edge teaching techniques and classroom management strategies, and steady encouragement of students’ independence within a supportive learning environment contribute decisively to students’ success.
We select teachers and staff who exhibit strengths in the following areas:
- affection and respect for children and young adults
- educational values that align with our mission: independence, critical thought, a global focus
- ability to connect with and appreciate diverse individuals
- creative and determined problem-solving
- a passion for continuous learning
- commitment to partnering and communicating with families
- deep personal motivation
Qualification for subjects taught in German or bilingually:
Preschool or Kindergarten: teachers must have native-level German language skills, hold a Bachelor’s degree, and have two years of full-time teaching experience in an active, hands-on, early education setting.
Grades 1-12: teachers must have passed both First and Second State Exams for elementary and/or secondary education, or equivalent.
Clarifying information for non-German applicants: In Germany, teacher training for Grades 1 – 12 consists of four to five years of undergraduate education followed by a two-year graduate course (equivalent to an M.A. in Education.) Aspiring teachers then take the First State Exam and, if they pass, engage in two further years of training as a student teacher before taking the Second State Exam to become a nationally-certified teacher. We therefore consider U.S. equivalent for the Second State Exam to be a Master’s degree and 2+ years of full-time teaching experience.
- Flexibility in subject area (multiple certifications or experience)
- Exceptional differentiation skills and experience with cross-grade teaching and learning
- Experience teaching in a bilingual setting; commitment to employing language acquisition strategies regardless of subject
Qualifications for subjects taught in English:
Minimum Qualifications: a Bachelor’s degree and two years of full-time teaching experience.
Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree and at least two years of full-time teaching experience in early childhood, elementary, or secondary education.