I’m a teacher from the states. I’ve been teaching in the U.K. at a small independent special needs school since April 2017. I have my bachelors degree from a university in Pennsylvania in elementary education, and Masters of Education in Reading from the same university, and a Masters of Science in Special education. I left Pennsylvania in 2011 to teach in Las Vegas where I taught special education for 6 years. (I never taught in Pennsylvania). When I apply for QTS using my Bachelors degree, they keep denying it because I have a Level 1 teaching certificate, and they only recognize level 2. Unfortunately to gain a level 2, you have to have your teaching experience in Pennsylvania and mine is only from Nevada. I just don’t know what to do...with all of my qualifications and now almost 7 years of experience teaching SEN, I’m tired of not getting paid on a proper pay scale. I’ve had to take such a huge pay cut with only being able to teach at independent schools. And I’m getting stuck with applications because so many require QTS. Please send advice.