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James asked in Education & ReferenceTeaching · 2 months ago

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.

4 Answers

  • 2 months ago
    Favorite 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. 

  • fcas80
    Lv 7
    2 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.

  • MS
    Lv 7
    2 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.

  • 2 months ago

    Steiner schools, I'm told, are different.  The ordinary state requirements for being a teacher may not apply.  Please inquire directly.

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