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Why you should become a teacher in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern:

Live and work in a fantastic place

Welcome to Germany’s Lake District that also boasts thousands of kilometres of Baltic Sea shore! The first-class cultural landscape, natural beauties and a wide array of sports activities ensure a high quality of life that is completed by a good job at one of our schools and your partner’s professional success in a thriving business sector.

Get paid well and experience job security

Teachers in Mecklenburg- Vorpommern are paid according to the collective agreement for public services (TVL). Foreign teachers’ gross monthly salaries start at level E9 of the collective agreement, i.e. 3,051.16 euros, depending on their degree, previous training as a teacher, and level of experience. Teachers in MV can also be granted permanent tenure as civil servants. 

Make the most of a healthy work-life-balance and free support

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is home to Germany’s most extensive day-care system and is the first of the northern Länder to make childcare in nurseries and after-school Hort free of charge. Our state-wide network of Welcome Centers will help you find nursery places, jobs for your partner or affordable living space for you and your family.


What you need to become a teacher in MV:

Trained teachers are welcome to apply to suitable positions advertised in our online database. Non-native speakers must be able to prove a command of German as expected from a teacher. Prospective teachers must therefore provide a certified level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) to be employed as a teacher. For the following assignements, a certified C2 level is required:

    teaching German (not German as a foreign/ second language, i.e. DaF/ DaZ)
    teaching in the first two grades of primary school
    teaching in the A-level qualification phase of secondary school, i.e. the last two years of grammar/ high school (Gymnasium)


Search our career portal for available positions and simply apply online. It is best to register and upload all of your forms and certificates that can then be used for all of your applications. We also recommend you plan ahead and apply early to allow enough time for the formal recognition of your foreign teaching degree. Find more information and all of the open teaching positions here:


Get in contact

for all questions concerning the teaching profession in MV

Christiane Schnippert

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