Do you enjoy your job, do you get satisfaction?
How long did it take you to qualify for teaching?
I am thinking of becoming a teacher.
would you reccomend it?
I teach secondary science/chemistry (ages 12-18) in the UK.
My BSc took 4 years (honours degrees in Scotland do) and my PGDE took 1 year (I did not go straight into teaching after my degree though). Probation lasts 1 year (you do get paid though).
I spent years saying that I would never ever under any circumstances become a teacher.
I ended up helping at university open days, and various events aimed at getting school pupils to study science subjects (long story about how that happened) and discovered to my surprise that I actually really enjoyed it.
Since I qualified (2 years ago), I have enjoyed teaching immensely. It is very challenging and not for anyone looking for an easy life. The feeling you get of knowing you are helping someone do their best in life is more than worth the effort.
I would recommend finding out if you can do volutary work in a school (like student tutoring schemes some universities run). It is a very rewarding career if you enjoy working with kids and are willing to put a lot into it. If you do the training and then find out that actually, your heart isn't really in it, I would think it would be one of the worst jobs in the world.
I was a teacher till two weeks ago, I taught singing classes at a dance academy and it took me 2 years to qualify. The fact that I am no longer a teacher should answer you other questions.
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How long will depend on your state, but I would say approximately 4 and a half to five years if you don't attend during summer sessions. since you want to teach math, chances are you're probably going to have to major in math and then do a master's program to get teacher certification which will make your stay in college a year longer, but worth it since a master's degree will more than likely start you on a higher pay scale than having a bachelors. nearly every state university has a website, so you can go to the websites of the places you want to attend and find their tuition and fees, add about three to five hundred bucks per semester for books and bare in mind that tuition usually increases 5 to 10% each year
i used to teach crafts at a primary school
yes i got huge satisfaction from the classes
i hated the school itself though the other teachers used to treat me like a second class citizen because as they said crafts was not "proper teaching"
left about 12 years ago and never went back
taught crafts to adults for a while in a ladies group just to 'keep my hand in' so to speak but i would never return to teaching
i took my science degree after i left teaching and was offered a job back with my old primary but i declined
hi i am qualified as a maths teacher but work in a primary school therefore teach all subjects~it is very hard work during term time but we get very long holidays which is a big advantage if you have kids of your own. the job satif? well i guess that is what you make of it and how well you teach. i think teaching includes a real holistic approach and childrens social needs are as important as the maths english science etc
I qualified as a secondary school English and Drama teacher 2 months ago. As far as becoming qualified goes it takes about 4 years - three years for a degree and then one year for the PGCE. Some places do a combined four year course which is preferable in some ways as you get more teaching experience when training but I don't think many unis do this for secondary education.
The best piece of advice I can give you is go to school. Watch lessons, meet teachers and most importantly, meet the kids. I knew I didn't want to teach primary after spending just a few days in a primary school - you learn a lot.
As for job satisfation, my PGCE year was one of the hardest of my life - seriously - but at the end of the day I love being in the classroom with my kids and seeing them 'get' stuff. There is a lot of rubbish, red tape and abuse (parents, non teachers, sometimes even the odd kid) but at the end of the day you do the best you can for your kids and they give you a lot in return. I can't wait to get started properly! All the best with your decision!
I teach first grade. I love my job more than anything... as a matter of fact my summer has been quite miserable because I have been out of work. I can't wait for school to start back! I took me about 4 and a half years to get my degree in elementary education. It should have been only 4 but I switched my major in my sophmore year to education.
I would recommend it if it is something that you believe you would enjoy. It differs for every person. The university I went do did a great job of preparing me for what teaching was, required, and how to be effective.
Teaching is a passion for me and if you decide to go this route I hope it is for you.
Everyone needs a career where they look forward to work every single day. :) I consider myself blessed to have found that.
I teach Science at the middle school level.
I have been teaching for 30 years and most days I wouldn't want to do anything else. It is my calling.
I got my degree in 4 years including some summer classes.
If you want or need a great deal of personal recognition, money or fame then I would not recommend getting into teaching.
If you love to learn and share what you know with others then it may be for you.
I taught mathematics to 11 to 16 year olds.
I enjoyed my job tremendously for the first 25 years. Then the government interfered, and the job became one of constant testing, recording, and re-organisations. It`s an obsession of government: a re-organisation is progress..... but the politicians who did it aren`t around any longer when the full implications of their re-organisations bear the inevitable bad fruit..
It took me 5 years to qualify.
I would not recommend teaching as a career any longer.
I teach Social Studies and have taught Special Education in the past. All secondary schools. Now I am teaching 8th grade US History. I am a Jr.-Sr. High School person. I have no elementary experience or inclination. I also have an administrative credential and I had to train in an elementary school. It was O.K. but I still love secondary education.
In California it takes about a year after college. I was fortunate to have gone through that process when our state was in need of teachers so I taught through the process. That route took about 3 years on a part time basis. My administrative work took about a year as well and I earned an MA in Ed Admin.
I really enjoy my job. It is not an easy job as the preparation is, at times, very intensive. I get mountains of satisfaction financially, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. The unionization of the profession is a major boat-anchor on the system but you learn how to navigate the alligators in the water.
I would recommend the profession to anyone who is interested in making an investment in the lives of young people. You will need to find your niche and forge your own way. Public School teaching is a second career for me. I taught in a college and seminary environment and was a treatment administrator for the mental health department. The ability to teach young people how to think is an amazing thing to do every day!
I teach 5th grade English & Social Studies. I have taught every grade from 3-8, and enjoy 5th grade the most. They are at the point where they want to learn, and are willing to take risks with their own learning. Younger than 5th grade & I have found the students to be too needy (I don't wipe noses or tie shoes).
From when I decided to become a teacher to when I had my first full-time job it took 16 months, but I already had a BA so I just went back to school full time to get my Master's. During that year, I went to college full time, and took the required Praxis exams (each state has a different requirement). I had an opportunity to student teach at 2 different grade levels & then was a long term sub at various grade levels before sending out my resumes.
I love what I do, and since I previously worked in corporate, I know how demanding both worlds can be. I enjoy waking up every day & going to school to see my students. We have a strong connection with one another & there is definitely a level of trust there that is amazing. I go back to school in 2 weeks and am looking forward to it so much.
I highly recommend teaching, just make sure that you are teaching a grade & a subject that you are passionate about otherwise it is as bad as working retail the day after Thanksgiving!
I am a four year Pre-K teacher. I love my job.most days. It is satisfying. I love children and I love teaching. It is very rewarding to know that you have made a difference in a child's life. However, there are times when I question why I ever got into this profession. But the good differently out way the bad. And I can't think of anything that I would rather do.
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