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you could always take some continuing ed courses at the university of phoenix....that teacher in the pic looks so happy!
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Hi guys! Just thought I would sign up to get some advice although your detour did make me chuckle!
Im currently studying psychology at degree level and am planning to do my teacher training after (probably PGCE). I was then thinking of saving up some money and emigrating to Australia.
I was just wondering if anyone could give me any advice on whether this is a good idea. I know I may have a very difficult time finding work but as I'm only 19 and have no kids its not as though I need to worry about childcare and therefore would be easily able to do relief work. Will I be able to get a job with a PGCE? I know there's lots of red tape to get through!!
It will be at least 3-4 years before I even get to the stage of applying for a visa but I thought starting to check things out now wouldn't hurt!
A bit of research adn planning never hurt anyone. In our case, we did 10 years of it... got the quals to go to uni so we could be teachers, and then get enough experience to meet visa criteria.
Anyway, the PGCE is the best route to go down. Certainly at the moment. The only routes accepted are the PGCE and the BEd. The GTP is not recognised as a qualification although there are some people challenging this as far as they can.
By then the criteria may have changed. The majority of the teaching population are over 45 in SA, and if I am honest, over 50. It is widely held that should the National Curriculum be introduced as expected in 2010, AND made compulsory, then this might trigger a wave of early retirement applications causing massive problems. As it is, alot of teachers think the Nat Curriculum will be a proposal to be followed rather than an explicit directive.
Good luck with the courses.