I just had a long conversation with a Ramkamheang University rep.
She said their teaching profession diploma is no longer valid to get a license so nobody wants to enroll
I asked her about a degree in education or a PGCE or anything?
She said, no, no way. She said the rules now are simple. Everyone takes the tests no matter what. The end.
I asked about study materials. She said the council will probably come up with their own study course.
Honestly, I am not taking it until they figure this out. It is a waste of my time.
what is it with Thais and change?
Just sponk talking out of his arse
Daniel Bedingfield claimed that his new album is what it would sound like if Sting, Stevie Wonder and Micheal Jackson were in a basement together - I haven't got the album so I'll have to imagine the sound of a blind bloke and a Geordie kicking the shit out of a pedophile.
I hope that's not true, how will I get a job there because I cannot speak any Thai langauge yet, once I get there I will be able to study and learn, do you need this license before you start teaching in Thailand ? Could help decide if I go Hong Kong or China or thailand.
I am just reporting what she said.
I know someone who received his teachers license this year using his PGCE. Maybe the new rules?
Not sure, but if someone can confirm this it would be great.
That being said, a PGCE wouldn't get you a teachers license in the USA either.
I sure hope it is not true as we can do the PGCEi in Thailand. I'd rather do that than take the stupid tests.
Can someone confirm about the PGCE? please say it isn't so. The Ramkamheang rep seemed to be very sure. I asked In English and had someone else ask in Thai. Same answer.
Does anyone think that the people in Thai bureacracy are going to seriously start questioning foreign professional certification.
I hardly think so.
Not to worry.
A PGCE by itself does not qualify you to be a licensed teacher in the united states. Each state has their own rules and regulations.
As you say, you do have to test.
So we are back to square one. Thailand is doing the same. Even if you have a PGCE you must test to be a licensed teacher in Thailand. No different than in the USA. A PGCE does not automatically make you a teacher in the USA, so I can see why Thailand wants everyone to test. Seems reasonable. This is not England after all.
This is the "easy" test you are referring to. This is an example of the state of Michigan. These are the tests you must register for to have a teaching license in that state.
Last edited by sl4ve; 20th November 2010 at 20:02.
Don't know about the PGCE being sufficient or not but if your degree is in education (BA (Hons) Primary Education, MEd) you will receive the 5 year Thai license providing the Thai Culture course has been completed.
The Thai 5 year license belongs to the teacher now and allows for teaching at any Thai school. Previously, the license was only applicable to a named school.
Ramkhamhaeng, ABAC and other universities are now offering the two year Masters in Education to qualify for the teaching license. TCT will accept a Masters if it is in Education.