The teaching specialization (internship) is carried out in the first year of work in the education system and is mandatory for all graduates of the teaching certificate courses. It includes a 60-hour compulsory workshop to obtain a teaching license subject to the Ministry of Education regulations. Each year, the college offers 16-20 workshops intended to accompany the interns and promote their personal and professional development (regular, hybrid, and online workshops, and incubators: 7 incubator internship workshops, 4 regular internship workshops, 4 beginning teacher courses, 2 stage-1 mentor courses, 2 stage-2 mentor courses, and a combined hybrid tech workshop with Mofet institute). Starting in July, the workshops will be published in the newsreel on the college website and social networks.
Frameworks Approved for Specialization
- Internship in teaching should take place in a Ministry of Education supervised framework, including frameworks that do not belong to the Ministry of Education but are under its supervision. In these cases, the candidate must check with the school principal whether the framework is approved for the internship by the Ministry.
- The approved frameworks for teaching specialization (schools and kindergartens) are published annually in July by the Ministry of Education. The approval is for one year only; therefore, one must keep up to date regarding the latest list for that school year. The list can be found on the Ministry’s website, the teaching entry department, under ‘approved specialization frameworks’.
- Any employment in a framework that the Ministry of Education does not approve will not be recognized for the requirement of an internship in teaching.
Internship Placement - Ways to Find a Teaching Job
- Consultation with the principal at the school where the practical experience took place and integration into it.
- Contact, by email, the supervisor in the locality where you are looking for a teaching position (general, professional, special ed., Phys ed.).
- Search for a teaching position on the websites of the Ministry of Education, Teachers’ Union, and Teachers’ Organization.
- To work in elementary schools, contact the general or professional inspectors of the schools in the various districts of the Ministry of Education.
- To work in middle or high schools, contact the school principals directly.
Interns in special ed. must go through the supervision unit unless they enroll to specialize in an educational framework that does not belong to the Ministry of Education. One should contact the inspector of the requested district from June onwards, following the finalization of the placement committees. Details of the special ed. inspectors in all districts (Hebrew).
Candidates for teaching in schools – it is recommended to submit an online application for teaching at the “Teaching Staff Portal – Administrative Space – Submitting an application for teaching”.
Upon finding an internship/employment framework, you must complete steps 1-5 on the Stagkal (סטאז’קל) website, including opening a teaching staff file and filling out a framework approval form.
Opening a teaching staff file (Hebrew)
Payment During the Internship
Teaching work during the internship year is paid. The paying party is the Ministry of Education or the owner of the institution, or an association recognized by the Ministry of Education. Only paid work will be recognized as an internship.
See salary breakup:
- Interns who have completed 80% of their academic obligations for years 1-3 will receive a full-time intern salary level during their internship year (which is 90% of the salary of a beginning teacher with a BA degree level 1 and 0 seniority).
- Interns who have not completed 80% of their academic duties for years 1-3 will receive an unqualified teacher salary level during their internship year.
- Interns whose internship period is the year after completing their studies for an academic degree and a teaching certificate, as well as an intern who graduated from the excellent program (who complete their studies in a particular program, in three years) under the following conditions:
- The intern must produce certificates of eligibility for an academic degree and a teaching certificate by the end of March of the internship year to continue receiving the salary mentioned above until the end of the year.
- In the case that the intern does not produce certificates of eligibility for an academic degree and a teaching certificate by the end of March of the internship year, they will receive an intern’s salary grade and their salary will be deducted retroactively from September 1st of that year (by the difference between the salary of a teacher with a BA degree and the salary of a teaching intern), depending on the work and scope of the position.Those not in the ” Ofek Hadash” agreement will be paid during the internship period according to their degree. In this case, interns who chose to carry out the internship concurrently with the last academic year will receive a “senior qualified teacher” salary, provided they have presented a certificate from the training institution attesting they fulfilled the academic obligations for previous years.See the teaching staff portal for employment details, wages, wage agreements, etc.
Registration Procedure for Internship Workshops
During the internship year and to obtain the teaching license, interns must participate in an internship workshop that includes professional support and guidance at a college of education or a university.
The workshop is not recognized for professional development credit in “Ofek Hadash” during the internship year.
Participation in professional development training is not required in the internship year, as the internship workshop and mentoring are the only required frameworks. For an intern at “Ofek Hadash” who completed the internship year – the internship will not be recognized for promotion. The workshop may be recognized for professional development credit for an intern who is not in “Ofek Hadash” and is doing the internship year after completing all academic duties for a degree and a teaching certificate.
Students of ‘Retraining Academics’ programs, graduates, and external students must complete a registration form.
Fourth-year (regular (סדירים)) students register online once the teaching induction unit opens a system placement.
School internship workshop – registration form
Kindergarten internship workshop – registration form
Conditions for Obtaining a Teaching License
- Successful summative evaluation.
- Receiving a letter from the director of the teaching internship department confirming success in the internship year.
- Successfully meeting the requirements of the teaching specialization workshop with a minimum score of 75.
- Bachelor’s degree completion certificate
- Teaching Certificate
The certificates/documents will be submitted online to the teaching staff portal to obtain the license. Teaching Licenses Division email: [email protected]
An intern who does not meet the conditions will not be able to obtain a license to practice teaching and will have to repeat the internship year, including a workshop. An appeal can be filed. Appeal form (Hebrew)
Stagkal – The website that will accompany you throughout the process of entering teaching (Hebrew)
1. Target audience: It is possible to integrate into the internship starting from the last year of studies for the degree and the teaching certificate, provided that at least 80% of the study obligations and 100% of the practical experience within the teaching certificate have been completed.
Students in the ‘Retraining of Academics’ program – completing the practical work duties and the first aid, road safety, and Security and safety courses.
Eligibility for exemption: teachers with more than five years of teaching experience or tenure in the education system. An application for exemption from internship must be submitted to the Department of Entry into Teaching at the Ministry of Education to Mr. Baruch Alon at [email protected]
2. Employment in the education system within the field of knowledge and the age group for which the intern was trained in the teaching certificate.
3. The duration of the internship is one academic year. If the intern was not offered a placement for an entire year, the internship would be recognized if it took place for at least six full months consecutively or in two periods of at least three consecutive months each in the same year. The deadline for entering the internship, for a work period of at least six months, is December 20th. In any case, the accumulation of individual working days as a daily substitute teacher will not be recognized as a teaching specialization.
4. The scope of the position for an internship is at least one-third of a position: 12 hours in the “Ofek Hadash” reform, and 13.5 hours in the “or Oz LeTmura” reform, as detailed below:
“Ofek Hadash” reform:
In elementary school: 8 frontal hours + 2 individual hours + 2 stay hours (12 hours).
In middle school: 7 frontal hours + 2 individual hours + 3 stay hours (12 hours).
In pre-primary: 10 hours of work in the kindergarten for a kindergarten teacher; 11 hours for a supplementary kindergarten teacher.
“Oz LeTmura” reform (high school):
8 Frontal hours + 2 Individual hours + 3.5 stay hours (13.5 hours).
Framework with no reform (such as Talan): elementary and pre-primary 10 Frontal hours; upper elementary 8 Frontal hours.
Frontal hours – teaching in class for a fixed group of learners, at least 15 students.
Individual hours – instruction of a student individually or in a group of up to 5 students.
Hours of stay – staying at the school for meetings, preparation of learning materials, meetings with parents, etc.
For further information, including wage agreements, education, seniority and benefits, welfare and rights, and more – see the teaching staff portal (Hebrew).
5. Professional accompaniment by a mentor who is a faculty member in the educational system where the intern works. While assigned to work through the district’s HR management, the intern must present the mentor’s name and ID number.
• For further information, the teaching staff portal (Hebrew).
6. Participation in an internship workshop for support, empowerment, and professional development throughout the internship year.
• For details and registration
7. Two evaluations will be performed during the year: a formative/mid-year evaluation (in January) and a summative evaluation (in May), as detailed below:
In the schools, it is carried out by the school principal and the mentor.
In kindergartens, it is carried out by the kindergarten supervisor, the kindergarten teacher, and the intern.
An online evaluation is conducted by a committee led by a supervisor or manager and is fed into the teaching staff portal in the administrative section.
In the schools, the evaluators are the school principal in cooperation with the inspector, the tutor, and the intern.
In kindergartens, the evaluators are the kindergarten supervisor, the kindergarten teacher and the intern. The committee is chaired by the referring district inspector, with the participation of the teaching specialization branch member.
For further evaluation information, the teaching staff portal (Hebrew).
Formative evaluation form for school teaching staff (Hebrew)
Formative evaluation form for kindergarten teaching staff (Hebrew)