You are allready a teacher from EU member StatesAustria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom or European Economic AreaIceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or from the Swiss Confederation:
You should sit the examinations pertaining to the national competition for the recruitment of Public Sector Teachers in the subject of your choice. You may, ultimately, depending on your professional experience, on the advice of the national Minister for Education, Secondary Education and Research, and following consideration of your case, be granted an academic exemption from certain training modules following success in the first round of the competition selected.
You wish to become a Primary School Teacher or a Secondary School Teacher
To teach in France, you must pass a national Civil Service entry competition for school teaching in order to teach at Early Years or at Primary School level and, to teach at Secondary School level, you must pass the "CAPES" (a Certificate of Competence for Secondary School Teaching) or the "Agrégation" (the highest competitive examination for teachers in France).
For further information, visit the website of the French national Ministry of Education.
To sit the examinations for the competition, you must be a citizen of an EU member State or of a country belonging to the European Economic Area or of the Swiss Confederation, and must hold a qualification certifying three years of higher education study. Additional conditions are specified in the Official Bulletin of the National Ministry of Education, Secondary Education and Research.
- Documentary evidence to be supplied
You wish to become a Teacher of higher education
Research/Lecturing positions with French universities may, under certain conditions, be held by foreign persons holding a foreign doctoral qualification.
The job candidate must sit a compulsory examination for employment, convened by subject and by educational establishment, following registration on the list of qualifying candidates for positions as Lecturers; applications should be addressed directly to the Head of the chosen higher education institution.
The recruitment of lecturers for legal, political science, economics and management subjects is carried out mainly by means of a national "Agrégation" competition.
The recruitment of lecturers for medical studies is carried out by means of a recruitment competition notified through an Order issued jointly by the Ministry of Education, Secondary Education and Research and the Ministry of Health. The Order is published in the Official Journal of the French Republic.