Hi, hopefully this doesn't sound too stressed, I'm just confused about what to do. I'm a degree student in my second year and I'm thinking of going into teaching. I started classroom observations in late November until we broke up for the Christmas holidays - so far I've racked up 40 hours of classroom experience. What's the next step? Do I become a TA? No-one seems to give me a clear answer when I ask this, a receptionist told me I need 60 hours of classroom experience to become a TA, but I don't know if that's true. As my degree isn't at a main university campus, it's at a college campus that has a university provision in the form of a university building, the college offers teacher training courses, but every year it becomes delayed for a year because of a lack of applicants. On the application page of some of those they say you need to have a placement already anyway - it's so confusing. Whenever I've looked at TA job listings, they all have requirements that I don't have - they seem to be aimed at people who have been teaching assistants for some time. I just want to know what the next step is for me to go into teaching, do I go through a company or agency to become a teaching assistant, do you have to go through a teacher training program before that, and if so, where? Thanks!