What Kind Of Education Do You Need To Become A History Teacher....
Posted 04 February 2006 - 10:35 PM
Posted 05 February 2006 - 12:34 PM
Obviously you should take history, but other that that it doesn't really matter. Your school will have compulsory 'core' subjects that you'll be forced to take.
An interesting post though! Which subjects are you unsure / concerned about?
Posted 05 February 2006 - 04:52 PM
IF it's the UK you are talking about then you need to have at least a grade C in Maths at GCSE and as part of the teacher training qualification it's necessary to take a test showing a good basic mathematical competence, but that is all.
As Mr Field has said though, perhaps you could make things a little bit clearer and then we can see if we can help as we do have all sorts of contacts in various parts of the world.
Posted 05 February 2006 - 05:39 PM
Posted 05 February 2006 - 06:55 PM
As for your History/Geography teacher .... do be aware that requirements for teaching change over time in most countries and that s/he could well be out of date. For example, when I was your age - a very long time ago (!) - it was necessary in England to have a qualification in Latin in order to study any subject at all at a University here. That requirement was dropped a long time ago.
What I suspect is that a 'passing' grade in Applied Maths will be sufficient for what you want to do, but I emphasise that this is only a 'sensible guess'. All teachers need to be numerate and well-rounded individuals (as Mr Field said), but a History teacher does not need to be educated to a very high standard in Mathematics.
My best suggestion is to talk to the Careers advisor at your own school. If you can't do that, then contact the University you would like to attend and ask for their advice. It's not that we are unwilling to help, but I feel sure that you understand that any specific advice that we might give might possibly be wrong since we can't be experts on the requirements of other countries' education systems.
Posted 08 February 2006 - 03:42 AM
Posted 08 February 2006 - 01:37 PM
Posted 19 January 2012 - 05:41 PM
No one else seems to know...or care...I realize it's rather off topic...but I am struggling to decide what courses to take...I'm not sure what's the most important...
British students thinking of becoming a History Teacher should do a forum search on 'History teacher' as there is a fair bit on this. This thread might be a good place to start.
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