GEPIK was absorbed by the EPIK Program in 2016 (mostly). As of 2020, almost all public schools in the Gyeonggi Province now secure their western teachers through the EPIK office. There are still a small handful of Gyeonggi public schools that hire independently but as stated above, most of these jobs now require teachers to apply via EPIK. Please visit our EPIK page for more details.
What is (was) GEPIK?
GEPIK was essentially a division/branch/office/program (you get the idea) of the Gyeonggi Office of Education. The program was tasked with issuing contracts to various recruiting agencies for the purpose of English teacher recruitment, and to screen candidates for all of the public schools within Gyeonggi territory.
GEPIK Hiring Dates
Gyeonggi public schools hires new teachers at the beginning of each semester. The first semester begins on March 1st; however, western teachers are expected to arrive in mid February in order to accommodate the GEPIK training and orientation period. The second semester begins on September 1st and new teachers are expected to arrive in mid to late August for training and orientation.
– Bachelor’s degree* (miminum requirement)
-No other certificates or experiences outlined in Categories 1 or 2