How to Get Into a Teaching Job

Posted on October 25, 2013 at 4:42 pm

If you’ve recently decided that you may like to peruse a career in education as a teacher, then you’ve come to the right place. There are many ways to get into teaching, and technically, there is not right or wrong answer.

Firstly there is college where you can get NVQ’S under your belt, giving you the platform to then go to university on an undergraduate course. Alongside studying gaining work experience is sometimes essential and this will have to be off your own back. So gaining a position in a local school can really help you climb the ladder to gain a teaching job.

Previous education can also be important and it can help your chances such as GCSEs, which will need to be above Grade C for mathematics and English, especially between ages 7 and 14. You will also need a GCSE in a science subject.

Teacher training is also important and initial teacher training comes in many but all cover theory and practical sides. After university there is of course the option for further education, and a one year postgraduate course (PGCE), which focuses on your teaching skills rather than the subject you actually want to teach.

There are many different avenues, and levels needed to reach, so make sure you know what is expected before you commit yourself to a career in teaching.


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