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How can I become an elementary teacher with a BA in psychology? Please help!! Thank you
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How can I become an elementary teacher with a BA in psychology? Please help!! Thank you
Like a primary school teacher?

The typical route would be to do a one-year post-graduate teacher training course. This year is a combination of academic study and practical placements in school. There are a few options: School Direct, uni-based PGCE, SCITT etc. You can find out more information on the Get Into Teaching website.

Once you finish your training, you would then have a 2-year induction period. During this time, you would have a job at a school and be paid a salary, but would still have a mentor / increased number of observations / some paperwork to do before becoming a fully qualified teacher.
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Like a primary school teacher?

The typical route would be to do a one-year post-graduate teacher training course. This year is a combination of academic study and practical placements in school. There are a few options: School Direct, uni-based PGCE, SCITT etc. You can find out more information on the Get Into Teaching website.

Once you finish your training, you would then have a 2-year induction period. During this time, you would have a job at a school and be paid a salary, but would still have a mentor / increased number of observations / some paperwork to do before becoming a fully qualified teacher.
thank you so much for replying I couldn't find any information elsewhere!! Yes, I mean primary I said elementary because in the US we don't say primary, sorry! So in total, I would have to study at university for five years? I wanted to do an undergrad in Primary Education but got an offer for a BA in Psychology instead so that's why I was wondering how I could become a primary teacher with a psychology degree.
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thank you so much for replying I couldn't find any information elsewhere!! Yes, I mean primary I said elementary because in the US we don't say primary, sorry! So in total, I would have to study at university for five years? I wanted to do an undergrad in Primary Education but got an offer for a BA in Psychology instead so that's why I was wondering how I could become a primary teacher with a psychology degree.
If you’re in England, it should be only 4 years total (3 yr undergrad + 1 year post-grad).
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If you’re in England, it should be only 4 years total (3 yr undergrad + 1 year post-grad).
I’m studying in Scotland!
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I’m studying in Scotland!
Ah yes, bit longer then! I believe that in Scotland, it's a PGDE rather than a PGCE and the entry requirements may be different.

There's a thread for Scottish applicants here, which might have more relevant information:
https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho...560938&page=71
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Ah yes, bit longer then! I believe that in Scotland, it's a PGDE rather than a PGCE and the entry requirements may be different.

There's a thread for Scottish applicants here, which might have more relevant information:
https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho...560938&page=71
Thank you! Finding information as an international student is a little tough.
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