I am in my final year at university, and i have now decided that i would like to go into teaching, but i don't want to teach in a primary or secondary school :/
i would like to teach in a college.
but i'm confused as to how i would become a college teacher... would i have to do a PGCE? -__-
Also, i want to do a masters in Philosophy/Politics or something related to Politics after I graduate.. but a lot of people are saying doing a Masters is just a waste of money....
so should I just go straight into teaching??
Any advice will be appreciated!
Thank you! x
You would do a PGCE or equivalent in FE. This is what I did. I did my degree, then a PGCE and am now teaching at a college while doing my masters.
I would never say a masters is a waste of money, but you don't need on to teach at college level.
Hi I am in the final year of my degree too, I have applied to a further education PGCE that means I will be at college 2 days and placement for 100 hours over a year- which isn't that much. You can do them at universities and colleges and on some courses you accrue masters credits which you may be able to transfer over to complete a master's later on. It depends if your pgce is at level 7 or not. You don't have to have a PGCE to teach at this level, if you can find a job to employ you as an unqualified teacher they may be able to pay you to train, however these are few and far between. Good luck in your search for the right route for you!