How To Get A Teaching Degree
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Hi, I'm Suzie Butler and I work for Career Teachers Educational Recruitment firm based in London, in the UK. I've been a teacher for the last ten years and now, I work with their training department to train all their teachers. So, how to get a teaching degree. Well, the first place obviously, you need to look is through UCAS, and look at the courses that are available. There's a variety of options if you're thinking of becoming a teacher. But you do need to be looking for the qualification that gives you QTS or Qualified Teacher Status. This will actually provide you with the qualification to be able to teach in primary and secondary maintained schools in England. There are other options. You might get a teaching degree or certificate in education, etcetera. And these, although, will go through the theory, perhaps won't actually allow you to be an on-the-job teacher. Throughout your teaching degree, you're going to do a mixture of theory about teaching and actually on-the-job practical work. When you're out and about and teaching in school, and that is a progressive amount of teaching that you will do. So, your first few placements, you're going to be assisting a teacher and working along side them. But towards the end of your degree, you usually, commonly do a six-week placement and take on a fair amount of the teaching, there. With the other teacher, the normal class teacher, perhaps, sitting back and watching. You will be observed in your work and that all counts towards your grades. So, you'll have teachers from your university coming in, checking up and doing observations. Along side the school themselves, offering support, and generally, there isn't usually a formal exam at the end. It's a cumulative grade over your essays and work and your observations within school. Most importantly, it's really hard work. So, make sure you allow plenty of time to relax. Because when you're out teaching and you're marking, and you've got essays to write, it can be really hard work. But it's definitely worth it and it's a really good job. So, good luck. And that's how to get your teaching degree. .