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With a maths degree and a masters of social work degree would I be competitive for a teaching position?
I do not have a teaching degree but I have a maths degree and a masters of social work degree. Would I be able to get a job as a teacher? Or will I have to do another degree in teaching? Goal is to work in Steiner school.
- GypsyfishLv 72 months agoFavorite Answer
I have no idea what a Steiner school is. I can tell you that most public school systems are so desperate for math teachers that they have special licensure plans- where you can get hired and take a few years to take the education courses you need for licensure. Private middle and high schools can hire you without licensure. I know someone who had a math degree but no education courses. She was snapped up by a private school at a pretty good salary.
- fcas80Lv 72 months ago
You should visit the board of education website of the geographic location and learn the requirements to become a teacher. A public school teacher will certainly need student teaching experience, plus passing some state exams. Private school teaching may have different requirements.
- MSLv 72 months ago
Steiner/Waldorf schools have a lot of freedom to determine their own curriculum and their own hiring practices. I imagine your chances would depend on the particular school and its practices. You would not be qualified to teach in the public school system with those degrees.
- Spock (rhp)Lv 72 months ago
Steiner schools, I'm told, are different. The ordinary state requirements for being a teacher may not apply. Please inquire directly.