After many years and a varied work history, I have recently found my dream career: I really want to become a Secondary English teacher and I'm wondering what the best route to gaining my specialist knowledge/qualifications. Work experience: I am currently teaching English in China (TESOL: Primary and Middle School.) I have previously worked as a tutor for adults in the UK (PTTLS: vocational courses) and I have also been a manager for various shops, responsible for training staff. Qualifications: BA Media Studies and Culture; A Levels: History, Media, Politics and Psychology; AS Level: Film Studies (No English A Level studied ); My GCSEs are good - all A and B grades. I also have TESOL and PTTLS as mentioned above. So, as far as I can see I have a few options to become qualified to teach Secondary English? BA English, then teacher training Masters in English, then teacher training Go 'back to the drawing board' and do A Level English and then one of the above options PGCE with English incorporated Some other route I'm not aware of? Sorry for the long post but I really want to get into teaching! With my varied experience and training I want to select the best route, bearing in mind I might have some transferrable skills. Please advise what route you think would be best - I really would appreciate any thoughts. Thanks!