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    I want to become a teacher but at the same time i don't want to give up the idea of ever doing further study myself. I thought id ask here if anyone has done a masters or Ph.D afterwards and how you did it. i.e did you take a year out for Masters or teach part time etc? Would you do anything differently?

    I'm also interested in how common it is for people to do Degree>PGCE>Masters>Ph.D
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    I've met quite a number of teachers who've done an MA in Education (part-time study, whilst teaching full-time). A lot of PGCE courses give you some credits you can transfer to that course.

    I've also known a few teachers who teach PT - 4 days out of 5 jobs seem to be available fairly frequently-so I dare say you could use the day off for study.
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    (Original post by greenbeans123)
    I've met quite a number of teachers who've done an MA in Education (part-time study, whilst teaching full-time). A lot of PGCE courses give you some credits you can transfer to that course.

    I've also known a few teachers who teach PT - 4 days out of 5 jobs seem to be available fairly frequently-so I dare say you could use the day off for study.
    Have you ever met any teachers who did their masters in a science? Mathematics is my field and although i want to teach, i don't want to stop studying maths.
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    A lot of teachers do a Masters in their subject BEFORE doing a PGCE. Not sure about after.
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    Thanks for the response but there is no way i can afford to do a masters before i start work.
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    (Original post by S27)
    I want to become a teacher but at the same time i don't want to give up the idea of ever doing further study myself. I thought id ask here if anyone has done a masters or Ph.D afterwards and how you did it. i.e did you take a year out for Masters or teach part time etc? Would you do anything differently?

    I'm also interested in how common it is for people to do Degree>PGCE>Masters>Ph.D
    I did a Masters in maths whilst teaching - I did it part-time but it was fine. You need to be organised as the work-load with teaching full-time was hectic.
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    (Original post by Muttley79)
    I did a Masters in maths whilst teaching - I did it part-time but it was fine. You need to be organised as the work-load with teaching full-time was hectic.
    Phew! I'm so glad someone has done it! I think I'd be tempted to do Masters full time and teach part time.
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    (Original post by S27)
    Phew! I'm so glad someone has done it! I think I'd be tempted to do Masters full time and teach part time.
    Other maths teachers I know have done Masters in Maths ed or similar - many teachers do part-time study because they can't afford full-time study.
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    I did an MSc right after my BEd.
 
 
 
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