Not a teacher- help for DD

(12 Posts)
whatIforgottoday Fri 01-Jul-16 17:56:06

Hi, as per the title, I'm not a teacher but I'm hoping for some advice for DD.

DD1 is 17 and we are currently up and down the motorways looking at universities. DD has always wanted to teach from a young age and will almost certainly do a PGCE or teach first after her degree.

She is looking to do Education (which doesn't give QTS) to study as an undergraduate and she was wondering if there was anything in particular she could begin to read etc?

She have come across the Times Educatuon supplement online but we are struggling to find a stockist. Is there any one shop in particular that stocks it?

Secondly, is there any basic Eduation books she could begin to read over the summer to support her personal statement?

Thank you all so much

PotteringAlong Fri 01-Jul-16 17:58:58

My advice would be: Don't do an education degree - if she doesn't want to teach at the end of it then she's got a very specialist niche degree. Any national curriculum subject will give her full access to teaching and keep her options open.

cansu Fri 01-Jul-16 18:00:52

She would be better off doing a degree in a subject of relevance plus then do PGCE. This keeps her options open.

whatIforgottoday Fri 01-Jul-16 18:12:11

Thank you for your help,

DD is also looking at history. It's confusing but she fancies History at 3 uni's, then Education and History at Durham and Education, policy and international development at Cambridge!

I would like her to take a NC subject too, just in case she decides to come out of teaching as I know many do now.

situatedknowledge Fri 01-Jul-16 18:14:37

Doing history eg would also keep secondary open as a teaching option.

IceMountain Fri 01-Jul-16 19:42:18

DEFINITELY degree, then PGCE. Keep options open.

IceMountain Fri 01-Jul-16 19:46:09

With a history degree, your have many options.

With a teaching degree, you have teaching.

(Not quite so black and white, but you get the idea)

EvilTwins Fri 01-Jul-16 23:36:01

TES is available everywhere. Supermarkets stock it. It's a magazine not a newspaper though.

BoneyBackJefferson Sat 02-Jul-16 13:05:11

Look into shortage subjects that she is interested in.

It should also be mentioned that after being a teacher there are many skills that cross over in to what many aresholes would call real jobs.

DullUserName Sun 03-Jul-16 14:15:25

She can read plenty of the TES for free via their website / FB page. If you really want to buy a hard copy, use TES website to get it delivered.

[And definitely go for a degree in a subject, rather than in education]

sashh Mon 04-Jul-16 08:28:32

Another vote for a subject first then PGCE.

Have a look at shortage subjects - might as well be educated in a subject where she can get a job.

whatIforgottoday Mon 04-Jul-16 17:34:24

Thank you all for your comments,

DD currently reads TES online, we were just wondering if the actual hard copy contained more articles etc.

In terms of degree, she's looking at history at 3 uni's but education (with another core subject) at her favourite two uni's. I'll relay the info about the degrees onto her.

Thanks again

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