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Currently a 44 yr old teaching assistant. Been one for 8yrs, lots of experience. Wanted to teach for ages. No degree but plently of other qualifications. Would like to work on the job if possible. Primary school teaching is a possibility. Am I mad wanting to do this job??!!!!

Asked By: Mum - 6/1/2007
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Seems like all your answers are from USA, but I get the impression that you are in the UK. There are various options for training for PGCE (post graduate certificate in education) in the UK, but there is one in particular that I think would suit you down to the ground... More
Answered By: mant - 6/3/2007
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go to school
Answered By: PETER M - 6/1/2007
 
speak to your nearest uni, with your background, you should find it an easy step. Mad no way, you someone this country needs, A Good Teacher.
Answered By: paul h - 6/1/2007
 
I`m a primary school teacher and love it! Highly recommended job. Go to see your local careers office and ask about getting on to a course.
Answered By: jomamoeuskadi - 6/1/2007
 
Go to teachers training college.
Answered By: harryhotun - 6/1/2007
 
1st u should start in a primary school as a teachers assistant and go college at the nite time then hopfully the scholl ur trainin at will give u jod as a teacher when uve completed the course at school my mum has done wot ive just wrote and now she has a job as a teacher in the school she was trainin at my mother is... More
Answered By: helen a - 6/1/2007
 
No you are not mad, it has to be the most rewarding job on the planet. Talk to your local authority some are encouraging people to go into teaching by giving training 'on the job' you attend college and have teaching experience at the same time.
Answered By: jillybird - 6/1/2007
 
I don't think your mad at all! Will your state allow you to teach without a degree? Sometimes private and charter schools will. It all depends on where you live... More
Answered By: TumbleTim - 6/1/2007
 
Yes, if you don't know by now how much work is involved you have been asleep. you need a teaching certificate to teach. Depends on where you are. I recommend doing something else, anything else.
Answered By: KA - 6/1/2007
 
You are not "mad" for wanting this job. It's a great profession. (I'm a first grade teacher.) I'm positive you are going to need a degree and a teaching credential. It is very unlikely that you will be allowed to teach without one. Especially with all kinds of requirements for teachers. (ie NCLB) You may be able to... More
Answered By: i_b_winkn_at_u - 6/1/2007
 
It depends on your state. In California you must have a university degree, plus go through a credential program to teach in a public school. Private school teachers don't have to have this level of training, but most of them do. I can't comment on any other state.
Answered By: Mimii - 6/1/2007
 
depending on what qualifications you already have and depending on where you live! you can do a national registered teaching programme that ables you to learn/teach/study whilst working! you can also do a HLTA course i know park lane college do this! you need to be a HLTA to do the teaching programme tho! good luck
Answered By: lillypops - 6/3/2007
 
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