What a career in Education and Teacher Training looks like
03 Jun 20
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15 August 2020
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Some professions open up the doors to opportunities in destinations far and wide; teaching is one of them.
Many people decide to get into teaching for the opportunity to make a difference, they want to have a positive impact on people’s lives. They may have been inspired and encouraged by a teacher that saw their potential, and now there is no stopping them.
The desire to improve lives through learning can take teachers to positions around the world. How can you experience teaching overseas?
One option is to undertake volunteer teaching positions and paid roles through charity organisations. This could be something that you opt to do in a gap year. It can provide you with a structured ‘year out’ where you can gain experience while exploring another countries culture.
With around 12,000 international schools located in rural locations and bustling cities, there are plenty of global vacancies for English-speaking teachers. Typically, the requirement is a teaching qualification and two or more years of classroom experience.
TES International is a great place to look at the geographical scope of international schools. You will discover vacancies for fixed-term placements and permanent positions in Australia, Dubai, Hong Kong and Canada, to name but a few.
You may be considering how working abroad might impact on your career progression. The opportunity to become an international school subject leader and move up into senior positions is much the same as in the UK education system.
If you believe that teaching is the right career route for you, studying towards a PGCE or Cert Ed can follow graduation from your degree course.
As one of the largest providers of teacher training in the UK, the University of Bolton has considerable resources and expertise. Discover educational practices, explore the psychology of learning and develop engaging presentation skills. With the tools to teach, you can inspire the next generation across the world.