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English Teacher Career Pathway

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    I would like to get into teaching, specifically English. The trouble is, my degree is totally unrelated to English, it's in Music Technology, and I didn't take English at A-Level either.

    I've been considering undertaking another undergraduate degree in English Literature, but it's just too expensive. I also considered possibly doing a foundation degree in English Lit and then progressing directly onto a masters degree, but I don't think this is even possible.

    I just wondered if anyone could help in suggesting other potential routes that may allow me to get into this profession.

    Thanks for your help.

    To train to teach at secondary level, you need 50% of your degree to be in that subject. English is a very competitive course to get on, so without a relevant degree, I'm not sure there are any other options.

    Teach First let you teach English with just an A level in English I think.

    What has steered you towards the idea of English teaching, OP? What makes you think you would be good at it/enjoy it/be able to stretch a very capable A Level candidate who probably needs first-year university level material? Because all of these things are necessary in order to do the job effectively...
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