Want to teac elementary abroad-no certification.
August 7, 2011 5:11 PM Subscribe
I want out of America--and I want to teach elementary school abroad, but I don't have any certification.
posted by fuzzysoft to Education (15 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
For a variety of reasons, I want to move to another country. I'm specifically very interested in Finland or Sweden. If not, somewhere in Northern Europe like Poland. I'm graduating in May with a BA, my majors are sociology and anthropology. Unfortunately my school doesn't have any courses or programs in education. I'm currently in an AmeriCorps program which I am in my local elementary school working as a teacher's assistant about 12 hours a week. I know teaching is what I want to do, but I'm not sure what my next step is.
I don't speak any languages but English, but I am open to learning one over time. Ideally, I'd like to go to grad school or a certification program abroad so that the transition to moving to that country is easier. However, I've spent hours looking online and found nothing. All the programs I've found require you to have certification and years of experience before you come over.
I'm wondering if there is a program out there in which I could be certified or receive a masters abroad in order to teach elementary school in said country? I am NOT interested in teaching English as a second language. I just want to be your everyday elementary school teacher. Any suggestions?