Compulsory education lasts 10 years in Denmark and is provided by municipal schools, private schools and continuation schools.
To meet the requirement of qualified teachers, government has been flexible regarding their immigration rules for professionals in this sector.
Professional Bachelor’s Degree and Danish Authorization.
- Responsible for children’s creativity, self-development and growth.
- Inculcate the value system of trust and respect in children for their social growth.
- Ensures to create a school that speaks of the imagination and feelings of the child through narrative discussions, storytelling, song, dance, drama, games and creative activities and fellowship.
- Teaching in the public primary and lower secondary school is a regulated profession.
- One needs to apply to the Danish Agency for Universities and Internationalization, which is an authority under the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education.
- If one holds a teaching qualification enabling to teach classes 1 to 10 in the country where qualified, then that person can apply for authorization in Denmark.
- If the Agency recognizes one’s qualification, the person will receive an approval letter from the Agency.
Non-Regulated Teaching Profession
- If applying for a teaching position at a private primary and lower secondary school, then no authorization required from the Danish Agency for Universities and Internationalization.
The gross starting salary of a Danish teacher is DKK 360,000 (€48,000) per annum.