Education in Azerbaijan is publicly funded however the country is known to lack funding in this area, spending approximately 3.1% of GDP on education in comparison with the European Union, which spends 5% on education. Nevertheless the country regards its education system with high consideration and becoming a teacher there is a reputable and highly coveted job to have.
If you are interested in becoming a teacher in Azerbaijan you will first be required to sit and pass the relevant examinations. Both Azerbaijan citizens and foreigners to the country can become teachers in Azerbaijan, though it is essential to pass all the required tests and courses prior to gaining professional status as a teacher.
In order to become qualified as a teacher in Azerbaijan you must ensure that:
· You have not been convicted of a crime
· You have not suffered a disease that could threaten the life or health of the students.
There is plenty of work for teachers in Azerbaijan therefore once you have passed the necessary prerequisites you can begin your search for employment.
· Competitive salary
All teachers in Azerbaijan are entitled to a competitive salary that has the potential to increase on a yearly basis.
· Generous annual leave
Teaching in Azerbaijan enables teachers to take advantage of generous annual leave, including time off at Christmas, Easter and during the summer period.