If you’ve ever considered getting certified to teach K-12 in the US or international schools, please read on.
You can now get K-12 teacher certification in 9 months entirely on-line through TEACH-NOW (teach-now.com). The TEACH-NOW program is licensed in Washington DC.
You can complete this program while living in Taiwan or any other country. This certification qualifies you to teach in DC, obviously, but it also qualifies you to teach in international schools around the world. TEACH-NOW is extremely competitively priced.
If you are teaching in Taiwan in any capacity or simply looking for a career change, this is an excellent opportunity. There is an ongoing need for qualified, certified teachers in the US, and International schools usually provide extremely good benefits including housing, airfare, and insurance, in addition to relatively high salaries and good working conditions. Getting certified also allows you to teach what you want, where you want.
Most US states have a reciprocal arrangement with DC allowing you to easily attain certification in another state once you have been certified in DC.
You do NOT have to be a US citizen to get certified in DC. If you are not a US citizen, please note that getting certified does not in itself allow you to live and work in the US, but you can still use this certification to teach internationally.
This certification is a full-fledged, Regular II license good for 4 years initially but renewable for life.
I have lived and worked in Taiwan for many years, and I will be happy to answer any questions you have about completing the TEACH-NOW program while living in Taiwan or another country. Please understand that this is a rigorous, intensive program. If you are looking for a means to essentially buy certification, this is not a good option for you. You will learn a lot, and you will emerge from the program fully prepared, and certified, to teach your subject area of choice in a K-12 environment.
TEACH-NOW has been reviewed and approved by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education in Washington, DC. You can see TEACH-NOW on the list of approved educator licensing programs at osse.dc.gov/.)