Section 46 of the Teachers and Educational Personnel Council Act, B.E. 2546 (2003) forbids any person from claiming the right to teach or to practice the teaching profession without being licensed by the Teachers’ Council.
Educational institutions are also forbidden to employ as teachers anyone who is not specifically licensed or granted explicit permission by the Teachers’ Council.
In view of the requirements of educational institutions in developing educational programs, there is a need for foreign teachers to engage in instruction and supervise study in said institutions. The head of an educational institution must state the intent to the Teachers’ Council of Thailand, to employ an individual to fill a teaching vacancy when a licensed teacher cannot be employed if the criteria and conditions given below are satisfactorily met.
1. Criteria for Granting of Permission
Foreigners who are not holders of professional teachers’ licenses can be employed as teachers provided that they are qualified according to the following:
1.1 Not younger than 20 years of age
1.2 Satisfy one of the following requirements:
(1) Have qualifications not less than that of being holders of a degree in education or its equivalent or
(2) Have qualifications not less than that of being holders of a bachelor’s degree in an area needed by an educational institution requiring carrying out teaching duties or
(3) Are not holders of a degree, and they hold a teaching license from another country
1.3 Are devoid of prohibited personal attributes as specified in Section 44 (B) of the Teachers and Educational Personnel Council Act, B.E. 2546 (2003)
2. Conditions for granting permission are as follows:
2.1 Educational institutions must request permission in specific cases. Foreigners must teach in educational institutions under the control of the head of educational institutions of said educational institutions in accordance with the conditions specified in their teaching permit.
2.2 No more than two years can be allowed in a single permission period and can be extended for a total period of not more than six years.
2.3 The person granted permission to teach is required to satisfy professional qualifications for a teaching license within a period of six years from the first permission of teaching permit.
2.4 If the person granted permission to teach violates professional ethics, does not adhere to the conditions specified, or does not satisfy the professional development standards, conditions and methods specified by the Teachers’ Council of Thailand, said person’s permission to teach shall be revoked.
Teacher Council and Educational Personnel Act, 2003, Section 46, prohibits anyone from acting in any way for others to understand that they have the right or readiness to practice professionally. Without obtaining a license from The Teachers Council of Thailand and the educational institution are prohibited from accepting non-licensed students to practice control in educational institutions. Unless authorized by the Teachers Council of Thailand.
Due to the reasons and necessities of educational institutions in the development of education which requires foreign teachers to manage teaching but unable to accept the professional license to practice teaching, the school has a letter to the Teachers Council of Thailand Secretariat to clarify the reasons and the need to hire that person with attached request form.
Documents and supporting documents for consideration
1.1 Not less than twenty years of age
1.2 Having qualifications according to one of the following criteria
(1) Qualifications not less than an educational degree or equivalent or
(2) Qualifications for a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a field that is a requirement of a school that is necessary
(3) qualifications lower than the degree but have a license to teach teachers from abroad.
1.3 do not have the prohibited characteristics as specified in Section 44 (b) of the Teachers Council and Educational Personnel Act 2003
2. Requests and conditions for permission
2.1 Educational institutions must make a written request to allow foreigners to practice the profession without temporary professional license. Individually By foreigners, must be taught in schools under specified conditions And under the control of school administrators
2.2 The period of time allowed to practice teaching for no more than 2 years at a time. The total duration of permission is not more than 6 consecutive years.
2.3 Within the next 6 years from the first permission to practice a foreign teacher must develop. To be qualified according to the Teachers Council of Thailand regulations Regarding the professional license, 2016, to apply for a professional teacher license.
2.4 If the person receiving the instruction to perform the teaching as determined by the Teachers Council of Thailand Board, violating the professional code of conduct or operating the wrong conditions The conditions and procedures prescribed by the Teachers Council of Thailand must be revoked.