Information for Teachers and Trainers

FAQs

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Please note that Maple Bear recruits only fluent English speaking candidates for teacher positions, with a preference towards local native language teachers. While most countries require only a university degree, Maple Bear teachers generally have one or more of the following qualifications, with strong preference for teachers trained in Education and who have classroom experience: Bachelor of Education (BEd), Masters of Education (MEd), TESL/TESOL Certification, Early Childhood Education (ECE), international teaching experience, experience with youth (camp, coaching, tutoring, etc).

To apply as a teacher at one of our bilingual locations, please fill out our contact form and select 'Teaching opportunity' under the subject drop-down menu. A list of contacts and school locations In Mexico can be found here.

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Currently there are more than 260 Maple Bear schools in 15 countries: Bangladesh, Brazil, India, South Korea, Vietnam, Morocco, China, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, Mexico, Turkey, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Nepal, Kenya and the United States. Our headquarters are located in Vancouver, Canada.

You can find out more about our locations in Mexico or browse our global locations and visit our regional websites to learn more about any particular market.

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Maple Bear schools hire year-round, and as such we accept resumes anytime. Whether you are applying for an advertised position, or simply would like to be considered for the next available position, we are happy to receive your resume and begin the dialogue. Please fill out our contact form to enquire about teaching positions.  

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Most schools require that you teach 30 hours per week plus an additional 10 hours per week of preparation time. Schedules vary between locations, but a 9-6 schedule is not uncommon (keeping in mind that you won’t go over the 30 hours in class). Teachers typically work 5 consecutive days per week with two consecutive days off. Most of our schools operate a Monday-Friday schedule, however, some schools offer a Tuesday through Saturday program. Academic support personnel, Directors, Head Teachers, and other positions involving administrative duties will have customized schedules based on the needs of the school

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Most class sizes are no more than 15 students.

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Maple Bear is a private school system which operates on a franchise model globally. Maple Bear Global Schools Ltd. is based out of Vancouver, BC, Canada, however we collaborate with experts from across Canada in the fields of English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science to develop the very best curriculum for our students. Maple Bear offers an inquiry-based learning environment to our students, and operate with a student-centred methodology. Maple Bear teachers work in a professional, North American style, teaching environment and we pride ourselves on our professional conduct and ongoing training/development. Teachers are paid competitively, on time, and have a number of supporting academic staff available to help if needed. Maple Bear places experienced North American Academic Directors in nearly all of or schools in order to maintain the high quality of the education programs and teacher development. Quality Assurance visits are conducted by Canadian Education professionals at least annually at each of our schools.

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For teaching positions we usually ask for a commitment of one year minimum with full time hours (approximately 30 hours of teaching per week plus 10 hours of prep time). This is to keep consistency in the classroom with our young learners. In some locations that offer weekend programs, part-time positions may be available. Trainers and facilitators, however, are often sent abroad for a shorter contract as their roles are much more complex and specific to a need at a specific school.

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