Teaching Jobs in Russia

The education system in Russia is divided into pre-school, basic education, Higher education and University level education. The pre-school education is reserved for students from 2 to 6 years, followed by basic education from 6 to 15 years, higher education from 15 to 17 years, and University level education is for a minimum period of 5 years. Teaching Jobs in Russia in these levels vary according to qualifications and requirements. There are different types of Teacher’s Education for these categories.

For pre-school and primary education the training institutes do not belong to the university level. The course duration ranges between two to four and a half years. For secondary schools the teacher’s raining institutes are of university level and the course lasts for five years. University teachers have to have a post graduate degree along with a scientific degree which is equivalent to Doctorate Degree. This professional training for teaching jobs in Russia is a unique phenomenon where candidates receive the longest duration of training for teaching compared to any other country in the world. The following information will give an idea for the various types of teaching jobs in Russia.


Qualification: A Professional Degree in Teacher’s Education for Primary Level. For expatriates, a TESL certificate is required. Expatriates are hired in a large number for teaching English in Pre Primary and Primary Levels.

Work Experience: No specific Work Experience in required.

Working Hours: 20 to 25 hours per week

Pay Scale: Around 5000 rubles per month.

Basic Education

Qualifications: A Professional Degree in Teacher’s Education for Basic Education Level. For expatriates a Graduate Degree along with a TESL certificate is required.

Work Experience: For expatriates work experience of 4 to 5 years is sought. For Russian nationals no experience is required.

Working Hours: 20 to 25 hours per week Pay Scale: Around 6200 rubles per month.


Qualification: Master’s or Post Graduate Degree, along with a Doctorate or A Scientific Certificate is required.

Work Experience: Previous experience in teaching is preferred. Although exact years Experience is not specified.

Working Hours: not specified.

Pay Scale: Pay Scale or salary for University level professors or instructors is not specified by Universities in Russia.

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