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teaching different subjects

Discussion in 'Modern foreign languages' started by Marlies, Apr 22, 2011.

  1. Marlies

    Marlies New commenter

    I am at the moment training to teach MFL but would be interested to teach other subjects as well (as I have qualifications in maths and geography).
    So how do I do this?

  2. Once you have QTS you will be able to teach any subject which your head teacher thinks you are competent to do. So even if you qualify as a MFL teacher, you will be able to teach maths or geography, even though there is some disquiet about people without maths degrees teaching it.
  3. Marlies

    Marlies New commenter

    Thanks for your answer.
    So what you are saying is that I need QTS to teach other subjets then the one I have been training to teach? I was wondering if it would be possible to do my NQT year teaching another subject, as it is very hard to get a post teaching languages in my area!
  4. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    It's a little late to be changing your major specialism subject. If you studying for a B.Ed or PGCE it's not the subject that is that important, you're being trained to teach & with that qualifiaction, technically that skill is transferrable to any other subject area.QTS is just Qualified TEACHER Status, so qualifies you to teach any subject you're asked to by your Head.
    People often ask me "What do you teach? ", to which my reply is always "Children". Although my original qualifiaction is MFL with a major in German, there is so little German available & so I have taught English, Maths,History, Geography, Art, DT, RE, albeit not to GCSE standard or beyond.

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