I've been to the teachers' council website, but am still left without the nitty gritty:
Holding a non-education BA, a TOEFL certificate, but no home-country teacher certification, more or less how much...
...will it take to get a teacher's license?
Also, what do you do if your school and home are in a province far from Bangkok?
Thank you for any information and experiences.
Last edited by Buoyant; 8th July 2012 at 11:47.
Well, what time-frame are you asking about? Just 2 years or the next 8 years?
With a degree, you have what it takes to get a license. Non-native teachers need to get a certain score in some test - TOEIC? That will cost 1,500 Baht. And I heard of a Syphilis test. Why not an AIDS test? Thailand has a rampant AIDS epidemic...
Not sure about the "Thai Culture" seminar @ around 5,000. It was suspended. And you would start out by getting a waiver to the license anyhow.
That's not what the Teachers' Council website says. That site says:
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:(3) Professional knowledge
(1) Thai language and culture
(2) Professional ethics
My question is: Roughly how much...
...would it take to meet these requirements?
Also, what do you do if your school (and home) are in a province far from Bangkok?
(I read abou the initial two-year waver. Thanks.)
Last edited by Buoyant; 8th July 2012 at 13:23.
Got a degree = 2 year waiver.
Take the culture course (now 6000 thb) during that 2 years and get another 2 year waiver.
Start taking the teacher's license tests (1000 thb per test/ 4 tests over 2 days).
Get an additional 2 year waiver if you don't pass.
Get your 5 year renewable license if you do.
Next (10th) cycle is enrolling now to July 15th).
Tests are currently offered in: BKK, ChangMai, Khon Kaen, Songkhla and will take place on Sept.15.
1) Is the culture course given in the "testing cities", or are those extra cities only for the tests? Do you need to go to Bangkok for the culture course?
2) If the teacher doesn't live near wherever the culture course is held, are we looking at staying a few days at the culture course location, or longer than that?
3) What's involved to prepare to pass the teacher's license tests? Are some sort of preparatory courses mandatory or in most cases necessary? If courses are mandatory or necessary, where are those available, and roughly how long do that take to complete? Days, weeks, months?
4) Are any of the courses or tests given only in Thai? How much Thai do you need to know to take any of the courses or tests?
Thank you for your help.
Check here http://www.thailandteaching.asia/teacher-licensing-tct/ for the most up to date information on the TCT tests.
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Thanks, Wangsuda, but that site isn't much use to newbies. The site requires you to have made 30 posts to view that thread properly. Also every time I go in their site, my CPU usage mysteriously soars to 100% and doesn't come down till I exit.
Last edited by Buoyant; 8th July 2012 at 18:48.
Below is what you've to study.
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Psychology for Teachers
Educational Measurement and Evaluation
Educational Innovation and Information Technology
Visiting a website or using a browser do not do that kind of harm.
culture are done everywhere but the license exam only in the cities mentioned above , the culture course lasts two days like the license exam, the license is pretty weird you may need two to three tries a t least to get but u only have to retake the sections you failed.
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