Oh the Humanities!
October 4, 2012 3:57 AM Subscribe
What qualifications do I need to teach humanities, beyond the normal education teachery qualifications? Victoria, Australia, to be specific. I am a Spanish/English methods teacher, but would love some more advice on applying for all those English/Humanities jobs out there.
posted by titanium_geek to Education (4 answers total)
I am at the stage of my life where I am applying for real grown up jobs, as a teacher, being in my final weeks of a Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary), methods English and Spanish. (yay and argh at the same time!)
As I expected, Spanish jobs are thin on the ground (non-existent), and I am focussing on English jobs, and most of those seem to be English/Humanities as I understand budgets are tight and it's nice to get two teachers for one.
I have applied for those jobs anyway, but would like to know what schools are looking for in a humanities teacher. Is Humanities code for 'history teacher'?
I have done 'official' history subjects at university (Medieval and Renaissance, first year) as well as history, culture and politics as part of my Spanish major, at higher than 1st year level, including 3rd year level. I think this is enough, but is it?
PS (hello Metafilter! it's been a while.)