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Working As A Teacher In America

  • 11-03-2017 3:05am
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    Registered Users Posts: 2 lillie211


    Hi I'm wondering if anyone knows anything about the process involved in becoming an elementary school teacher? I am in sixth year, and while the CAO is closed now I've been going over my options some more, and I can change them, but I was wondering how I would go about it. I can't study to be a primary school teacher in Ireland as I don't have Irish, I'm exempted, and it's both too late and too expensive for me to go to college elsewhere at the moment. I was wondering if I could do an arts degree for three years and then do a post grad in the US or UK? Ideally in the US as that is where I wish to teach, but I don't know much information about studying over there. Or, if I'm exempted from Irish does this mean I could get into a primary education course here? Any help would be much appreciated thank you! If you need any more information or need anything clearing up then I can do that! And I'm sorry if this is in the wrong place I'm new :)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 405 ✭✭ An Bradán Feasa


    lillie211 wrote: »
    Or, if I'm exempted from Irish does this mean I could get into a primary education course here?

    You can't enter primary teacher training in Ireland without Irish. A large part of the course involves competency in using the language as well as competency in teaching the language. Your best bet is the UK!


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,258 ✭✭✭✭ Wanderer78


    You can't enter primary teacher training in Ireland without Irish. A large part of the course involves competency in using the language as well as competency in teaching the language. Your best bet is the UK!


    A cousin of mine done some training in the UK and I think he done some Irish courses here to, and was able to teach here afterwards. He's been teaching in Abu Dhabi last few years. Where there's a will, there's a way I guess. Best of luck op.


  • Registered Users Posts: 734 ✭✭✭ afkasurfjunkie


    Bear in mind the teaching conditions in America are often worse than here. Every state has different requirements, many teachers are educated to a masters standard and the pay isn't great. Spanish is needed as a language in some states as far as I know. It also seems expected that teachers buy their own resources in a lot of places.


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,258 ✭✭✭✭ Wanderer78


    Bear in mind the teaching conditions in America are often worse than here. Every state has different requirements, many teachers are educated to a masters standard and the pay isn't great. Spanish is needed as a language in some states as far as I know. It also seems expected that teachers buy their own resources in a lot of places.


    It's sounds like to me, their educational system is truly dreadful for all concerned but since I've no knowledge or experience of it, I can't be sure


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,221 ✭✭✭ Airyfairy12


    If you do primary school teacher training in the UK, including northern Ireland you can work as a primary school teacher in the republic but only in special needs schools as they dont need Irish. I dont know what the guidelines are for primary school teaching in the US, they have an entirely different curriculum, maybe you could contact some schools in the states for information.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2 lillie211


    Thank you everyone who replied I don't really know how to respond to everything individually but it means a lot to me thank you!


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