Yes, through having a degree in education or equivalent.
Yes, through having a Teacher License from back home.
Yes, through sitting the TCT Professional Knowledge Test.
No, but I'm currently sitting the TCT Test.
No, I'm still on a Provisional Teaching Permit/ waiver, but will sit the TCT Test when it expires.
No, I'm still on a PTP/ waiver and have no plans to sit the TCT Test when it expires.
No, the TCT requirements donít apply to sector of work
No, for other reasons.
In October 2006 I was working in a government English Program in the upper south. Our administration ordered all foreign teachers to apply for a teacher license from The Teachersí Council of Thailand. It was just a registration form that had to be filled out.
Rumours were already starting on several teaching in Thailand related websites that rules on teacher licensing for working in basic education schools were in progress.
In October 2007 I did the Thai culture course. When I did that course, the lecturers explained about tests for the teacher license. Not knowing what it was about I signed up for the test and did it in December 2007. The test comprised of 4 sections with in total 600 multiple choice questions. I only passed 1 section.
In April 2008 I went to Immigration for my yearly extension of the permission of stay. I was refused one because I lacked a waiver of The Teachersí Council of Thailand. The waiver allowed me to teach in basic education schools without a teacher license. I went to the TCT in Bangkok and got one after which I got my immigration extension of stay.
I kept on going with sitting the TCT Professional Knowledge Test.
In April 2010 I applied for the yearly work permit renewal. As of that time also the Labour Office in our province demanded the waiver.
In 2011, I finally passed all sections of the TCT Professional Knowledge Test. I applied for my teacher license in December 2011 and received my teacher license certificate and card in March 2012.
In the years things have changed. This year, requirements for the provisional teaching permit/ waiver have been set by The Teachers' Council of Thailand. A database is available to check the status of your provisional teaching permit. The TCT wants you the check the accreditation of your university and so on. Immigration and Labour are less lenient when lacking the provisional teaching permit.
Iím curious as to know whether you have a TCT teacher license or are in the process of getting one.
Thanks for voting.
Nope. I consider it a massive waste of time.
Guy Manpoof sux nuts for $$.
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I love the province, the town and love teaching in basic education. The TCT requirements are until now still not enforced at schools or the Service Area of the Ministry of Education in our province. However, they are enforced at both Immigration and Labour. No teacher license or provisional teaching permit means the end of work.
Last edited by Stamp; 28th August 2012 at 14:54.
just to clarify, you wouldn't need to take the tests to get a license if you were certified in your home nation, would you? i think Massachusetts' tests would be more useful to me in the long run...
Imodium can't stop me.
Teachers Council of Thailand (TCT) has developed Self-Assessments to help applicants discover which requirements and standards they must meet prior applying for a license.
Route 1 :
Persons who have had teaching experience with not less than 1 year and
1. Hold a degree in Education or
2. Hold other degrees and a teaching license from abroad or
3. Hold other degrees and a graduate diploma in Education with 1 year course of study.
In addition, they also must successfully complete a professional training course and pass assessment of knowledge as follows: (1) Thai language and culture (2) Professional ethics When they have passed the assessment according to (1) and (2), they can file an application. In case of applicants’ teaching experience with less than 1 year, they shall provide a certification letter, issued by an educational institution, and submit it to the TCT for issuing a teaching practice certificate and permitting them to attend the training course.
Route 2 :
Persons who have had teaching experience with not less 1 year and hold other degrees without a teaching license from abroad; or those who do not hold a graduate diploma in Education with a study course of not less than 1 year, must pass the test, training and assessment as follows:
(1) Thai language and culture
(2) Professional ethics
(3) Professional knowledge When they have passed the assessment according to (1), (2) and (3), they can file an application. In case of applicants’ teaching experience with less than 1 year, they shall provide a certification letter, issued by an educational institution, and submit it to the TCT for issuing a teaching practice certificate and permitting them to attend the training course, and professional knowledge test.
Route 3 :
Persons who have had teaching experience with not less than 1 year, and also hold a teaching license from abroad, but do not hold a degree must show a certification letter with a document pertaining to recognition and reliability of teaching experience issued by an educational institution. To certify professional knowledge and experience must be done in accordance with the resolution of the TCT Board whereby applicants must successfully complete a training course and pass the assessment of knowledge as follows:
(1) Thai language and culture
(2) Professional ethics When they have passed the assessment according to (1) and (2), they can file an application.
Last edited by Stamp; 1st September 2012 at 12:30.
You left off: Yes, by being grandfathered in.
Thanks for your votes until now.
Please keep them coming.
I've not voted yet but thanks for the thanks
What about us grandafther clausers?
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ticked, but I actually have 33 credits of post grad so I don't feel too bad about choosing that option.