To teach English in Korea you'll need first and foremost to be a native English speaker and have a university degree. Granted you have those requirements to teach in Korea you'll then need to prepare some paperwork and documents. These documents can take quite a bit of time to process too.
What are the required documents?
- FBI apostilled criminal background check (CBC)
- Apostilled copy of your diploma
- Possibly university transcripts
The CBC must be done nationally. Previously a state level check was enough, however now you need a national check through the FBI and have it apostilled in your state.
Lastly individual schools can have their own requirements.
10 things you need to teach in Korea
- English speaker
- CBC (criminal background check)
- Apostilled diploma
- Transcripts (public school)
- Passport photos
- Passport with at least 1 year left on it
- TEFL certification (depending on the school)
- Reference letters (EPIK and it doesn't hurt at other schools)