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Online teacher training qualification

Discussion in 'Mathematics' started by billcarson, Aug 27, 2019.

  1. billcarson

    billcarson New commenter

    Hi everyone,

    I'm a qualified PE teacher (PGCE) that has recently moved to teaching maths. I'm looking at potentially moving abroad in the next couple of years. Doing some research & looking at job adverts through international agencies they ask for a degree in maths and a PGCE in secondary maths.

    I've done an SKE (Subject Knowledge Enhancement) in Maths for KS3 /4 and this year did a TSST (Teacher Subject Specialist Training) in KS3/4 Maths.

    I work full time as a KS3 maths teacher so trying to do any full time qualifications isn't possible.

    Does anybody know about any online maths teaching qualifications or part time qualifications that would be recognised and are worth doing?

    Thanks in advance for any help and information.
  2. adamcreen

    adamcreen Occasional commenter

    Try the Advanced Maths Support Programme - they're not just for post-16!
    They have a new extended course coming called "Teaching GCSE Maths" which is in the mould of their current A Level and Core Maths courses
    This would definitely help you to develop as a teacher, but whether overseas schools would have the faintest clue (given their existing ridiculous requirements) is anyone's guess.
  3. frustum

    frustum Star commenter

    The Open University has some maths education modules, which were originally aimed at people like you. I think you can do them as stand-alone modules, or you could bite the bullet and do the degree in maths and its learning, as a long-term investment. I don't know whether how the overseas schools would regard individual modules as opposed to the full degree.
  4. billcarson

    billcarson New commenter

    Thank you for the replies, will look into them.
  5. briancant

    briancant Occasional commenter

    Move to Spain. Some international schools there don't worry too much about qualifications. My boss at my last school who taught up to IGCSE maths had only one qualification to do so, a grade C in O level from the 1970s. Really you would be very well qualified in fact at that school they would probably have you teaching A level maths and physics.
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  6. BW12345

    BW12345 Star commenter

    Yup, friend of mine is teaching Psychology A level an International school in Majorca. She's never studied it.
    A level maths would be harder, but if you can do it...

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