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"Content" teaching jobs without a teacher's certification

I studied history for my BA degree, but I never went on and did a teaching certificate. While I don't mind teaching English, I'm wondering if there any opportunities to teach history without a teacher's certification? I'd love to give it a try, but I don't see many jobs like this advertised.

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It'll be tough

I think it's going to be tough for you to find a job teaching history Jason. As you mentioned, there just aren't that many advertised. If you really want to teach in a content area, I think you'll have to bite the bullet and do your teaching certification. It's not a bad idea for a whole lot of reasons, but the best ones are:

-it opens up job possibilities back home post-teaching abroad.
-you can get into international schools, which often have way better benefits than ESL teaching jobs.
-you will get more "respect" because you're a "real" teacher.
-advancement opportunities into admin, etc.

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High-level "hagwons"

Here in Korea, there are some hagwons (private institutes) that specialized in high-level students. CDI is one for sure. You'll be teaching some more interesting stuff like literature or history simply because the students are beyond the ESL textbooks. It could be an option for you to check into, but of course, you won't get the same benefits that you could at something like an international school.

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Teacher's cert

I think if you're really serious about this Jason, you'd be much better off getting a teacher's certificate. Wouldn't it only take a year in New Zealand? Then you'll have 1000x more options both in terms of jobs back home as well as international schools.

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right here in Korea, there are some hagwons (non-public institutes) that specialized in high-stage students. CDI is one for
Do My Assignment positive. you may be teaching a few more thrilling stuff like literature or history clearly because the scholars are past the

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I really want to give it a

I really want to give it a try.
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