Hey, asking for some advice regarding acceptable teacher certification for visa purposes.
A friend showed my CV to the principal of a well-regarded, English-medium private school in Taipei. She said she would be glad to hire me to teach English literature (I have a PhD in that field), but she she’s not allowed to sponsor my visa hire me unless I get a teaching license.
So my question is: what exactly counts as ‘teacher certification’ for visa purposes? Does this include less-than-full licenses, like preliminary or initial or probationary teaching certification? Or does it have to be a ‘full’ license?
I’m looking at the Massachusetts preliminary license and the New Jersey certificate of eligibility. They’re easy to get and they’re first-stage licenses but technically they allow you to teach in NJ or MA.
I’m grateful for anyone’s wisdom or advice!