It’s been a long time, but you’ve finally got there, you’ve graduated from university with a teaching degree. You now have many more options than you may think. With your teaching degree you have opened many doors for yourself when it comes to your chosen career.
Simply Education has undertaken some research to give us more of an idea about the most common routes recent teaching graduates take once they’ve received their qualification.
Start your first permanent teaching role
If you want structure, routine, and a salary you should start looking for permanent teaching jobs in your area. Of course, you’ll need to find a supportive environment in which you can complete your NQT Induction year, which may feel like a never-ending stream of work but is worth it in the end.
ESL: travel the world while teaching English
Once you’ve graduated, it’s likely that you’ll feel accomplished and free. Hold on to that freedom and consider travelling to a different part of the world to teach English. Many schools abroad are on the lookout for qualified and experienced teachers who can join their workforce. There tends to be huge competition for these positions so you will want to submit a strong application and prepare well for your interview – be clear WHY you would be good in this job.
Keep it flexible with supply teaching
Supply teaching will give you the chance to complete your NQT Induction year, but you’ll also benefit from a less structured schedule than you’d have in a permanent role. This may mean that it takes you longer to complete your NQT, but it’s a great option for those who have other commitments (such as family) that they need to consider before they go full-time.
Broaden your knowledge even further
A lot of recent graduates loved university so much that they decide to apply for another qualification. There are plenty of postgraduate degrees out there for teachers looking to expand their knowledge of a specific area of the field, allowing them to find a role that’s perfect for them. Investing in a postgraduate qualification may seem like a hefty price to pay, but it stands you in a much better chance to earn a higher salary further down the line.