Hi guys this is my first post here and I have a bit of a dilemma.
When I go to university next year I want to take a philosophy degree. Out of all the subjects I am taking at a level, it is the only one that I genuinely love.
But after that I want to become a primary school teacher.
So I was wondering, can these two exist with one another?
I really want to be a teacher but I don't want to end up doing a subject I don't LOVE for three years and have to pay for in order for this to happen
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- Thread Starter
- 14-04-2011 10:34
- 14-04-2011 11:54
From what I know of it, you can build on your degree with a primary PGCE to allow you to have qualified teacher status and to hence become a primary school teacher - that's one of the options I'm considering after I get my English degree anyway . I don't think your degree matters as much for doing a primary PGCE as it would if you were doing a secondary PGCE (where obviously, if you wanted to teach a science subject, you'd have to have a BSc), however I think you'd have to say which bits of your degree wopuld be relevant to the national curriculum subjects. I reckon work experiance would be just as valuable for doing a PCGE than just a degree too, so you could use that to sell yourself with when the time comes
BTW, this is just from my own research because I think that's the route I want to go down, but I hope it helps a little!
EDIT: You could always scrap the idea of the philosophy degree and go for a BA in Primary Education instead...however, if you really love Philosophy I'd advise doing a degree in that subject instead of a subject you don't know very well and as you said, you might not love. That's my reasoning for opting for an English degree over a BA in Primary Education tooLast edited by Flan!; 14-04-2011 at 12:02.
- Thread Starter
- 14-04-2011 19:46
Thank you That's cleared my head a lot
I'm hoping that philosophy could link to the curriculum through r.e.