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US Teacher Certified in UK?

Discussion in 'Career clinic' started by KarrynL, Jun 11, 2017.

  1. KarrynL

    KarrynL New commenter


    I am a teacher from the US certified for Secondary English in the states of Pennsylvania and California, originally through a university certificate program. I also have a Master's degree in English. I recently moved to the UK to join my husband who is studying here. My question is, can my certification translate over, or is there a route to getting certified to teach in the UK? Also, what are requirements for supply teaching, and how can I get notified of opportunities for it?

    Thanks for any help/suggestions!
  2. KKaupa

    KKaupa New commenter

    Hi Karryn,

    You've got two options really - one is to convert our qualification directly over to what we call QTS - as you're from the US, we have a relationship where we will honour that qualification. However, as you're not familiar with the English school system, you'd need to look at volunteering in schools to be able to prove at interview that you have the knowledge that makes you a strong candidate. (https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/explore-my-options/overseas-applicants)

    You may want to look at Initial Teacher Training - although you wouldn't qualify for any bursary or financial support with this, you would then have a qualification schools recognise. (https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/)

    Hope this helps a little,

    KarrynL likes this.
  3. KarrynL

    KarrynL New commenter

    Thank you for the information!
  4. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

    Please stop citing this in every post! If the OP has QTS, they don't need to do the ITT and there are numerous other options, such as Assessment Only QTS, schools such as independents which don't require QTS, etc.
    blueskydreaming likes this.
  5. blueskydreaming

    blueskydreaming Lead commenter

    I don't believe that the poster you're replying to is actually a teacher. It's a bit odd.
    sabrinakat likes this.
  6. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

    It is indeed odd. :eek:
  7. Moony

    Moony Lead commenter

    Isn't the American version/equivalent of QTS different to ours anyway?

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