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To want to do a degree in education...but not wanting to become a teacher?

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cardboardboxx Sat 19-Mar-16 20:04:46

I'm 26 with dcs age 5 and 3. I am qualified as a nursery nurse level 3 but have not been in education since i was 18. I have been a sahm for the past 3 years. I am itching to get back into work and/or education.

I have just been offered some voluntary work at my dcs school one day a week and it's made me realise how much i miss the classroom setting! But i have looked into teaching and i think it would be too much while my children are so young still. I really want to do some kind of degree that puts me in a better position to be employed in a school setting but i don't even know where to begin. I have briefly looked at open university courses.

Is it worth doing a ou degree or similar, but not with the ambition of becoming a teacher? Thank you smile

MegGriffin Sat 19-Mar-16 20:21:30

I work in a school and am studying a BA childhood and youth studies with OU. I do not want to become a teacher so have chosen this route as it interests me and informs my practice/understanding of children.

ilikebaking Sat 19-Mar-16 20:25:46

If you ever decide to become a teacher, having an ou degree will help. As you can do your pace.
Lord knows what will happen to teaching in the next five years anyway.

TeaBelle Sat 19-Mar-16 20:28:31

OU courses are expensive. Unless you can afford it without worrying at all about that money, I would want to know if the course would help. A course specifically geared towards teaching assistants may be more relevant. Of course if teaching isn't for you right now but is a longer term aim then spreading the training out over a long period shouldn't be an issue

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