Thank you for your interest in career opportunities 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 have a teaching career in kindergarten through high school classrooms. Candidates must speak German and English. Learn more here.
General Information About a Teaching Career 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.