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I've finally decided that I want to work in the education field. However, I am unsure whether I want to go into teaching and would possibly rather work in education in another way.

I've thought of possible careers involving education:
  • Still working in schools, ie. mentoring students. - Not so keen on.
  • Working for the local authority.
  • Working for the government.
  • Education Journalism.
  • Education text books.
  • Exam boards.
Can anyone think of any other jobs envolving education? Also can someone tell me how I would go about getting such careers, as I'm very unsure.

Also, degree wise - should I do a normal degree in well, anything. Or a straight degree in education?
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I want to work in education in some way as well. I would recommend a joint degree, so combine your favourite AL subject with education e.g. i could do 'geography with education' perhaps. A straight education degree could actually close more doors than it opens if you are not 100% sure because you will have no specialist knowledge or skills in another area. Oh yeah and if you want to be a teacher you need about 50% of the content of your degree to be related to the subject you wish to teach.
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Isn't it better to get a degree in the subject you want to teach, then get a PGCE? Hmm...that's only my opinion.

If you haven't see it, the goverment's website on it has lots of info Can Teach
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Isn't it better to get a degree in the subject you want to teach, then get a PGCE? Hmm...that's only my opinion.

If you haven't see it, the goverment's website on it has lots of info Can Teach
If you are really interested in education then it doesn't matter whether you do a joint degree with another subject. But subject -> PGCE has got to be the most common route i would guess.
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Totally off topic SiAnY - but do you plan to update your sig regularly about the exams?
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Totally off topic SiAnY - but do you plan to update your sig regularly about the exams?
Yeah of course why?
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Yeah of course why?
Heh, it doesn't actually both me, but it's nice to know that the time to them is going down - just keep it upto date, otherwise I'll start getting confused!
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Well, the way im becoming a teacher is to first get and english degree and then after 3yrs of doin that im going to do a one year PGCE in which they not only give you £6000 as a bursary, they also give you a Golden Hello of £4000 if you become a secondary school teacher, or pay off some of your student debt if primary, my selected route....hope this has helped....
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im going to do a Degree.. prob geography (nat curriculum subject).. then take a year out then a PGCE (primary)
.. the way i see it is, if i then decide that i dont want to go into teaching i have still got my original degree to fall back on, not just an "education" one, which could leave me in a dead end if i change my mind..
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