Norm Smith Medallist
- Sep 6, 2013
- AFL Club
- St Kilda
- Other Teams
- Toby Greene, Man City, Timberwolves
Does anyone know where to get course advice as a mature-age student, or on how the process works? Just want all the options for studying teaching laid out in front of me. I have no idea how to do this, first degree was just end of Yr 12 through VTAC.
tldr; my past studies allow me to study as a PE teacher but I need another specialisation to do a Masters of Teaching (Secondary). Kind of want this new specialisation to be my main teaching area.My specialisation from past studies is PE. For the other, I'm looking at English/Hums/Legal.
Does mismatching my specialisation (PE/English) in two oversaturated areas just make me extremely unemployable?
The alternatives being to do PE/Health, or ignore PE and do English and either Hums or Legal.
I've already failed to get employed once out of Uni, so this is a pretty primary concern for me. Any advice appreciated on how to maximise employability (for someone with no aptitude for math/science).
I've narrowed my options down to two courses.
A. Graduate Diploma in Arts (English OR Sociology [eng v hums]). 1 year, totalling 3 years w/master of teaching.
B. Bachelor of Arts/Master of Teaching (Secondary). 4 year combined course.
The crux of the dilemma is how qualified do I need to be? To get jobs as a Secondary English or Hums teacher, is that one-year Grad Dip enough? Both to be employable, and to be knowledgeable enough to teach to a high standard?
Option A is just a year and a major, whereas in Option B I'd probably do an English lit major/Hums minor and then round it out with the four remaining units.
Any opinions appreciated, particularly if you have a HR/Recruitment/Management perspective. Kind of tearing my hair out and need to apply ASAP.