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28-06-2019, 13:23   #1
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Pathway into secondary teaching

Hiya everyone.

Asking on behalf of a cousin who isn't signed up to boards, so thought I would ask the knowledgeable boardies.

If a person, 33 years old, wanted to become a science teacher, is there any accelerated pathway to becoming qualified?

I understand that there is a demand for teachers in the STEM subjects.

The person has a B.A in history and geography, subjects which are over saturated with teachers, and a masters in an unrelated field.

Would they need an undergrad degree in science? Or is there any accelerated learning/intern program for the stem subjects.

Thanks for any feedback, it is appreciated
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05-07-2019, 20:48   #2
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Hiya everyone.

Asking on behalf of a cousin who isn't signed up to boards, so thought I would ask the knowledgeable boardies.

If a person, 33 years old, wanted to become a science teacher, is there any accelerated pathway to becoming qualified?

I understand that there is a demand for teachers in the STEM subjects.

The person has a B.A in history and geography, subjects which are over saturated with teachers, and a masters in an unrelated field.

Would they need an undergrad degree in science? Or is there any accelerated learning/intern program for the stem subjects.

Thanks for any feedback, it is appreciated
The Universities are trying to cope with a lack of teachers by offering teacher training courses.
They will take you in for a teacher training course one year at the start so you dont have to do a H.Dip at the end. They are pushing this idea at VTOS.
The course you are looking for is "Science through education".
Then you start your 4 year honours degree. This course is aimed at students from not traditional teacher families, migrants and travellers and mature students.


I dont think there is any easy way to get a degree, the way you are suggesting. I suggest you talk to a university about a masters in Education instead
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