Morim Olim: Licensing and Job Placement for Teachers
The Ministry of Education has a special “Morim Olim” program to help immigrant teachers become qualified to teach in Israel and integrate as smoothly as possible into the Israeli educational system.
Click here for information on the licensing process on becoming a teacher in Israel.
Click here for a step-by-step on the licensing process in Israel.
Click here for a 2-minute video explaining the process.
For personal guidance, we recommend you contact Ruti Sussmann, Coordinator of the Morim Olim program: firstname.lastname@example.org
Required degrees depend on which grade level you want to teach. In elementary or high school, a minimum of a BA (or B.Ed) and a Teudat Hora’ah (teaching certificate) are required. In order to teach on the high school level (grades 10-12) and the Bagrut, it is also recommended to get a subject specific Teudat Hora’ah. To teach in an Israeli college, a PhD is a must.
You might be able to start a teaching position without an official license but will be required to become licensed over the course of your first year of teaching. Teachers who were trained abroad might be required to undergo further training before entering the school system or while they are in their first two years of teaching.
It is strongly recommended to begin the licensing process prior to looking for a position. The licensing process takes approximately two months (not including courses you may be required to take).
Olim Teachers should contact one of the following supervisors at the Ministry of Education to review their academic and professional credentials, and to help them find a teaching position:
If you do not have a teacher’s license:
The Ministry of Education in partnership with the Ministry of Absorption offers training programs to immigrants with a BA degree who would like to become teachers in Israel. Some of these programs are subsidized depending on the particular needs of the Ministry.