EPIK endeavors to facilitate all Guest English Teachers (GETs)' growth and development as teachers by offering training programs that are required by the Ministry of Education and the Metropolitan/Provincial Offices of Education (MOEs/POEs). The training programs are designed to assist and augment your abilities to teach in the Korean public school system.
Mandatory Training Requirement
|No.||Program||Hours||When to Take|
|1||Online Pre-Orientation||15 hours||Before arriving in Korea or directly after your school placement|
|2||Main Orientation||30~45 hours||Right after the arrival in Korea and before your school placement|
|4||Online In-service Training||15 hours||After the school placement|
The Ministry of Education and the MOEs/POEs believe that these training programs will help teachers make better connections with their students. All GETs are required to complete the online pre-orientation program before coming to Korea and present the certificate during the main or additional orientation. After the main or additional orientation, teachers are required to take the online in-service training program while they are teaching. This in-service training program will broaden teachers' understanding of co-teaching skills. The completion status of each program will be reported to the MOE and POE supervisors.