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American education degree for UK (british citizen)?

Discussion in 'Thinking of teaching' started by LadyJoka, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. i would like to study in America as i prefer the higher education system, i would like to be a secondary physics teacher and some of the programs allow me to gain a masters teaching qualification specialising in secondary physics with classroom experience aswel as a bachelors degree in physics.

    would this be useful for me and will i be able to teach with it in the UK or will i still have to do a PGCE?

    even if i do still have to do the PGCE will it still be useful for me to do as i will gain classroom teaching experience?

    thanks in advance for any help :) x
     
  2. i would like to study in America as i prefer the higher education system, i would like to be a secondary physics teacher and some of the programs allow me to gain a masters teaching qualification specialising in secondary physics with classroom experience aswel as a bachelors degree in physics.

    would this be useful for me and will i be able to teach with it in the UK or will i still have to do a PGCE?

    even if i do still have to do the PGCE will it still be useful for me to do as i will gain classroom teaching experience?

    thanks in advance for any help :) x
     
  3. Hi
    If you train as a teacher in America you may be classed as an overseas trained teacher in the UK. You can contact NARIC (www.naric.org.uk) to see if they would recognise the teaching qualification/status, which will enable you to complete the Overseas Trained Teacher Programme in England and teach in secondary schools. If NARIC do not recognise the teaching qualification then you would not be eligible for the OTTP and would need to complete another route, such as the PGCE. Classroom experience will be important but training providers will really look for you to gain additional experience in the UK before you can apply for teacher training.
    I hope you enjoy your studies in the States and wish you well in your teaching career.

    Stephen Hillier, TDA
     
  4. hopscotch42

    hopscotch42 New commenter

    Hi
    The problem with studying in the US is that it is so difficult to get the right advice.
    I am currently a student at MIT, studying Mech Eng and I made the difficult choice to turn down a fantastic offer from UCL to venture overseas. Everyone is an expert so beware. There are a whole bunch of counselors and advisors who can give you the help you need to study in america but I can recommend www.ocuas.com. The advisors on the site were great and it was all free of charge. Good luck.
     

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