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Hi guys!
This summer I'm gonna get my teaching degree from my country. I'm not from the UK but I would like to stay here with a family member and work.
What would you prefer: doing a master degree in the UK or becoming a teacher (because I have that degree)?
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Congratulations on getting your teaching degree! I think it depends a lot on your personal circumstances and what your future career aims are - a Masters in the UK will cost more for an international student (so finances will be a big factor), plus you may be interested in getting some practical experience first. With that in mind, I don't have a teaching background, so you should definitely have a chat to your peers or reach out to your seniors for advice.
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Make sure that your teaching qualification is recognised here. You will likely still need to do QTS if you want to teach in a state maintained school (unless from an exempt nation).

I have both a masters and a UK teaching qualification and the master's was more fun but the teaching more fulfilling. I dunno what I'd pick.
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Make sure that your teaching qualification is recognised here. You will likely still need to do QTS if you want to teach in a state maintained school (unless from an exempt nation).

I have both a masters and a UK teaching qualification and the master's was more fun but the teaching more fulfilling. I dunno what I'd pick.
Thank you! I'll need the QTS qualification here in UK if I wanna teach, but this idea is more attractive to me and I don't know if the master will worth it. Are you currently teaching? How was the QTS?
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Congratulations on getting your teaching degree! I think it depends a lot on your personal circumstances and what your future career aims are - a Masters in the UK will cost more for an international student (so finances will be a big factor), plus you may be interested in getting some practical experience first. With that in mind, I don't have a teaching background, so you should definitely have a chat to your peers or reach out to your seniors for advice.
Thank you!
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Thank you! I'll need the QTS qualification here in UK if I wanna teach, but this idea is more attractive to me and I don't know if the master will worth it. Are you currently teaching? How was the QTS?
Not in a school, I'm back in a University for the time being (way better money and suits my current personal circumstances more in terms of freedom to not be in work when I need to be at home etc)

I did QTS as part of a PGCE and it was fine, no real issues at all. I think if you're an experienced teacher, the 'assessment only' route for QTS is really straightforward and shouldn't give you any issues at all
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Not in a school, I'm back in a University for the time being (way better money and suits my current personal circumstances more in terms of freedom to not be in work when I need to be at home etc)

I did QTS as part of a PGCE and it was fine, no real issues at all. I think if you're an experienced teacher, the 'assessment only' route for QTS is really straightforward and shouldn't give you any issues at all
In my country I did this course for 3 years, is part of my Uni program and I chose it and my experience is for 2 semesters, I taught some hours in a school, English and French, so for this, I'll get my diploma. I'll think about the idea of assessment, even if I'm specialised in Linguistics and Literature, cause I believe they require some math and science too for that. Thank you so much!
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