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I want to become a professional teacher and want to teach in some foreign country. I am from India. what would be the courses to become a professional teacher and teach abroad.

Asked Hyderabad, Telangana, India

want to teach in a foreign country and want to know the further steps. #teaching #teacher #professor #mentoring #non-profits #immigration #immigration-law

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Thomas Aurelio’s Answer

Updated San Diego, California

Hi Nuzhath,

My suggestion would be to major in Education (Elementary or Secondary) and take courses designed to help you get a teaching credential. Most Universities offer a combination Masters Program and Teaching Credential Program simultaneously, so you can complete your studies in one or two years, once you have received your undergraduate degree. It took me five years to get my undergraduate degree in Biology and another year to get my teaching credential. You will now have to pass an examination to certify your competency (at least in CA). If you are looking to teach in a different country, I would think immersing yourself in the culture of that country would be paramount to helping you decide if that is where you would like to teach. Most countries are looking for English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers, so command of the English language will be a huge benefit. You will find immediate work in this area.

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Rachel’s Answer

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You will have take the Praxis. The PRAXIS is a series of exams that are taken to enroll in a graduate teaching program and to obtain teaching certification in most states. There is the Praxis Core which is a more general exam/standardized test. It covers math, english/reading, and various subjects similar to the ACT & SAT. Some teacher prep programs and graduate programs require the Praxis Core, others do not. Most programs will take you SAT or ACT scores instead. Also, if you get above a certain score on your ACT or SAT your Praxis Core can be waived even if it is required. Then, you have to take the Praxis II (which is ussually taken during your graduate course study for your teaching degree, or during your ARC (alternate route to certification) program, but it can be taken before the programs or passed after your receive your degree. Most programs will require that you take it at least once during the time you are getting your degree, but you MUST pass the Praxis II in order to become a certified teacher. The Praxis II will be taken according to the subject you wish to obtain your certification in. You need to do research according to the sate you live in and the program you are doing as well as the field of study you are getting your certification in. For example, I am a secondary ELA teacher so I had to take the Praxis II (5039) Content & Analysis. This is similar for other secondary ed teachers, but they wil take it in their own respective subjects. In contrast, elementary teachers must first pass the Praxis foundations of reading test. Then they have to pass Praxis subjects tests in various subjects.


Elaine’s Answer

Updated Clearwater, Florida

I really can't add anything to the earlier responder to you. Great suggestions. Get your basic credential and then find out where you want to teach and what you might need there to do that I agree with her that teaching English in other countries is very much in demand, and if you know something about the country to decide if thats where you want to be, and if you can speak a bit of their language, that would be a great help. Good luck