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    Also, do any of you know if the early years PGCE is recognized in the US?
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    I don't think as many organisations do Early Years anymore, I know Middlesex uni doesn't. So i should imagine getting a place on the few that do, will be quite difficult!
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    I can't answer your questions but at Edge Hill University where I have just done an Early Years Leadership Degree the early years are highly regarded and courses appear as popular as primary. I am currently looking at doing school direct and am disappointed that there are more primary places than early years, especially as there appears to be political backing for more specialised early years teachers. I would have thought the degree would be recognised in the US as they value early years and have initiatives such as head start that preceded our version (sure start).... Why don't you phone the teaching agency and see if they know? They are usually really helpful x
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    It will be different at every university.

    Some universitys don't offer Early Years courses, while others (like Bath Spa) are really keen to get people on their Early Years course.
    During my interview day, about 90% of people applying wanted the 5-11 so that was more popular than the 3-8.
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    I wonder if the move away from Early years PGCE is due to the push for EYT's? supposed 'Early Years Teachers' but without the pay! I have this qualification myself so I am in no way dissing anyone who has it - but now plan to get PGCE as feel the qualification is more recognised and has higher pay / rewards. Think the government would like to undermine the pay and status of teachers in general imo.
    Uni's local to me do the Early years PGCE but it is limited - but then the positions available to apply for locally will also be limited.
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    Also, do any of you know if the early years PGCE is recognized in the US?
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    I'm not sure if this is absolutely true, but from what I could get from my brief research into this is that there is an equivalent training course in the US that is followed by an induction period similar to that of our NQT. Working on that premise, were you to get your PGCE, the next step would be to complete an induction period at a school here or in the US. However, to be a Qualified Teacher in England, you must complete your induction period in a UK state school.
 
 
 
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