I'm considering studying education, but I have to study online through open uni and the only degree offered is a Bachelor in Primary Education - ideally I'd love to be a secondary school english/lit teacher - Could I do a Bachelor of Arts majoring in english/writing, then go on to a master of secondary teaching? Or is the only way into a master of secondary teaching to do a primary education degree first?
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28-03-2012 07:03 #1
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28-03-2012 07:23 #2
You can do a BA first, and get a more in depth education in your areas of specialisation, then follow of up with a Graduate Diploma of Education (or whatever the equivalent is they offer at your uni) to become a high school teacher. That will take 4-5 years full time, depending on the length of the GradDip.
Or you can do a Bachelor of Education, which will have more of a focus on teaching but possibly less on your subject areas. Have a look at the programme to see how many English subjects you would be doing. That will take 4 years full time.
I did a BA and then graduate teaching programme and thought it was great. I wouldn't recommend it for primary school teaching, which is not as content driven.
Also, you need to have two subject areas to teach, so if you were doing the BA first you would need to make sure you completed a minor study area in that second teaching area.
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28-03-2012 07:43 #4
Thanks for your replies! Looks like I've made my decision. I'm excited now And really happy to be studying a BA, especially english and literature which is my passion
28-03-2012 07:49 #5
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