Hello everybody! From my very particular situation, I want to make a call for any advice that both international and UK based teachers may desire to provide. I was a teaching assistant (part-time) during 3 years in the history department of an American university. When I finished my program of study (M.A.), I accepted a position as Gifted and Talented Education teacher where I serviced three schools (elementary, middle, and high school). After 1 year, I secured employment as 5th grade Spanish immersion teacher but I was forced to renounce before the beginning of the school year due to the impossibility of changing my immigration status. Now I am looking for teaching opportunities anywhere else in the world. I am particularly interested in working within the EU, since I have a Spanish passport. The main issue, however, is that I don't have QTS. In the US, each state has a different system but, generally speaking, individuals without a teaching degree or experience can teach and obtain QTS on the job after meeting certain criteria. These alternative paths are similar to the School Direct salaried option in the UK. Since I was only able to work for 1 year as secondary teacher, I have not completed all the requirements to be fully qualified. Taking into consideration that I have a family and that I need a paying job as soon as possible that, hopefully, advances my career, can I realistically speaking obtain a job without a PGCE or QTS? Should I apply for School Direct programmes in England and Wales? If so, I would need to pass an English "GCSE equivalency test" before applying to those programmes, and I don't feel too confident about my Maths skills (my undergraduate and both of my graduate degrees are in history). Or are there other alternatives, besides taking a year off to study a PGCE? Thank you in advance!