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    I am currently studies Education Studies and I'm not yet sure about teaching. I don't mind the idea but I am trying to think of what other options I could choose from if i decide not to go down the teaching route. Does anyone have any idea?


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    An administrative position in a school?

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    Not too sure really.
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    Do u think Education Welfare Officer maybe?
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    The replies here will only get you so far - have you thought about making an appointment with your university's career service? They can be of no help at all or they can really have you look into paths you hadn't thought of. I'd also suggest reading the description of the degree on your uni's website - more often than not, they'll have a 'what's next?' or similar section that can give you some ideas to start with.

    If you're not sure about teaching, the best way is to contact a few of your local schools and ask if you could observe a couple of lessons. Even better, if you can teach a bit yourself, that would give you a fair idea of what a teacher has to deal with. Don't forget to talk to current teachers as well - they'll be very honest about the realities of the job and it's always good to hear it straight from the people doing it as it definitely gives you some perspective.

    Good luck!
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    (Original post by Colloquial)
    The replies here will only get you so far - have you thought about making an appointment with your university's career service? They can be of no help at all or they can really have you look into paths you hadn't thought of. I'd also suggest reading the description of the degree on your uni's website - more often than not, they'll have a 'what's next?' or similar section that can give you some ideas to start with.

    If you're not sure about teaching, the best way is to contact a few of your local schools and ask if you could observe a couple of lessons. Even better, if you can teach a bit yourself, that would give you a fair idea of what a teacher has to deal with. Don't forget to talk to current teachers as well - they'll be very honest about the realities of the job and it's always good to hear it straight from the people doing it as it definitely gives you some perspective.

    Good luck!

    That's great advice thank you!!
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    (Original post by Colloquial)
    If you're not sure about teaching, the best way is to contact a few of your local schools and ask if you could observe a couple of lessons. Even better, if you can teach a bit yourself, that would give you a fair idea of what a teacher has to deal with. Don't forget to talk to current teachers as well - they'll be very honest about the realities of the job and it's always good to hear it straight from the people doing it as it definitely gives you some perspective.

    Good luck!
    Thread hijack, sorry...

    Is this kinda thing possible for an undergrad? Could I ask to sit in lessons and stuff?
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    (Original post by Cicerao)
    Thread hijack, sorry...

    Is this kinda thing possible for an undergrad? Could I ask to sit in lessons and stuff?
    Yep, lots of schools will let you do a week's work experience or something. Also if you do a STEM degree there are some schemes where you work as a teaching assistant for a few hours a week.
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    I have applied for an educational degree course too, I was also thinking of going into teaching after taking the 1 yr PGCE to get qualified teacher status, but I also thought of back ups incase I didnt want to follow a career as a teacher...

    Perhaps, you could do administration, learning mentor, librarian, manager, officer, examiner, co-ordinators, special needs...uhmmm maybe perhaps a buisness manager too...there lots of jobs in the educational field
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    Graduates of Education Studies can be found in a wide range of professional contexts, many of which will be influenced by the subject with which it is combined.

    Graduates may be found in the caring or voluntary sector, management, communication, public relations or publishing. Other graduates may choose to continue their studies through related postgraduate or research degrees.

    Those who wish to join the school teaching profession may do so through postgraduate training (PGCE).
    I do Education Studies too and there's a wealth of topics we cover (politics, psychology, history etc) so it's probably not going to count against you if you decide to change your career path. Don't forget plenty of other students go into fields that are completely unrelated to their degrees :p:
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    Along with all the good suggestions on here, I thought I'd suggest social work. My cousin did psychology and education studies at uni, and has just qualified as a social worker. She specialises in fostering placements for children. It's a very tough job but she really loves it.
 
 
 
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