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 C2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Job opportunities

In a pilot project, 15 school-specific positions are currently being advertised to start on 15 March 2021 or alternatively, as soon as possible in 2021, for which trained international teachers, especially from Poland, who have a good knowledge of German* and a teaching degree appropriate to the school type are welcome to apply by 3 February 2021. The teachers will complete a qualification process consisting of two modules: the first includes an intensive German course and covers content relevant to the school system of Germany and the land Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The second starts with teaching-specific theory modules before the classes begin and continues for one year on an in-service basis. Employment is on a permanent basis, if the language level C1 is achieved by the end of the second qualification module. Gross salaries range between 3,051.16 to 3,672.04 euros (steps  E9 to E12 of the TVL) pending fulfilment of the requirements of the collective wage agreement.

*at least B1* of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)


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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

Christiane Schnippert

email: c.schnippert@bm.mv-regierung.de

Tel: +49 (0) 385 588 72 14

Please send me a short email with details of your query and leave me your phone number – and I will get back to you!