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Is it worth getting a Masters of Teaching to teach?

Postby whitecatdisguised » Wed, 27 Sep 2017 12:19 am

Hello!

I am from Australia and was considering teaching in Singapore, since my fiance is there (we are doing long distance and have been since the start of our relationship). I'm finishing up my honours degree in Industrial Design and was thinking it might be hard to land a design studio job there.

So as a back up I was thinking of teaching Arts/Visual Arts in Singapore. I was wondering if it was worth continuing onto Masters of Teaching in order teach/be eligible? Would it be worth the time, cost etc?
I'm wanting to be in Singapore asap since my partner is there, but I obviously want to make myself a living there too!

If Arts would be hard to get into to teach, I was also of thinking of possibly teaching English as well, but my main focus is Visual Arts!

Please let me know if it's worth getting into Masters, or if I can just go to Singapore with my honours degree to get experience in teaching.

Thanks :)

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Re: Is it worth getting a Masters of Teaching to teach?

Postby bgd » Wed, 27 Sep 2017 10:24 am

Look at what qualifications the facility members have and use that as a guideline.

With no teaching experience I think you will struggle to get a teaching role, unless you cover a niche not easily found here.

Teaching English is also not an easy option if you don't have relevant experience or qualifications. Previously the tutorial route was a soft option but they are closing that gap by demanding relevant qualifications and a higher proportion of local teachers.

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Re: Is it worth getting a Masters of Teaching to teach?

Postby whitecatdisguised » Wed, 27 Sep 2017 10:46 am

bgd wrote:Look at what qualifications the facility members have and use that as a guideline.

With no teaching experience I think you will struggle to get a teaching role, unless you cover a niche not easily found here.

Teaching English is also not an easy option if you don't have relevant experience or qualifications. Previously the tutorial route was a soft option but they are closing that gap by demanding relevant qualifications and a higher proportion of local teachers.
I was thinking of teaching Visual Arts mainly in primary schools, do you think that there would be a higher chance with that than teaching English?

Then do you feel that if I only have a degree in Industrial Design Hons, I would struggle without teaching qualifications? Or do you think I should continue onto masters to make me stand out in a way.

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Re: Is it worth getting a Masters of Teaching to teach?

Postby bgd » Wed, 27 Sep 2017 1:00 pm

You would be targeting international rather than local schools. They get plenty of applications from experienced teachers. My guess is you will struggle to get any sort of teaching role without decent experience.


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