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Hello,

 

I am currently on my 2nd teaching waiver from Khrusapha so I am starting to consider my different options for further education so that I can obtain my teaching license. I am considering the University of Derby iPGCE, the course is entirely online, I've heard that Khrusapha are not keen on online courses, but my school thinks that this one would be okay and that I would be able to get my teachers license following completion. Does anyone know if it would be deemed sufficient for the license? Or am I better doing the Nottingham University PGCEi which I know they accept (but costs a lot more!!!).

 

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They usually issue three provisional licenses; a third one is shouldn't be any problem, especially when you're staying at the same school. They don't like it when people "jump" schools.

 

No idea if the Diploma in Teacher Education from a University of the Philippines with an office in Bangkok is still an option.

 

If you've got a degree in any field, a Diploma in Teacher Education will be sufficient to get you the license. 

 

I've done mine a while back, and paid around 60 K, payable in monthly installments.  A few years ago it was with some classes in Bangkok; if enough people signed up, you could also go to Korat and other places. 


I've just seen that they currently do not offer any courses, should you be interested, please send them a mail. 


Please see: http://www.saintrobertsgroup.com/ADMISSIONS/

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40 minutes ago, Isaanbiker said:

They usually issue three provisional licenses; a third one is shouldn't be any problem, especially when you're staying at the same school. They don't like it when people "jump" schools.

 

No idea if the Diploma in Teacher Education from a University of the Philippines with an office in Bangkok is still an option.

 

If you've got a degree in any field, a Diploma in Teacher Education will be sufficient to get you the license. 

 

I've done mine a while back, and paid around 60 K, payable in monthly installments.  A few years ago it was with some classes in Bangkok; if enough people signed up, you could also go to Korat and other places. 


I've just seen that they currently do not offer any courses, should you be interested, please send them a mail. 


Please see: http://www.saintrobertsgroup.com/ADMISSIONS/

Thank you very much, I have heard of this one and I'm considering it, but I'm still leaning more towards the PGCEi as my current school would prefer that I have this qualification, they will give me a decent pay rise when it is complete and (in my opinion) it will give me better career prospects in the future... Saying that, your suggestion is definitely work considering as it is a lot more affordable! Thank you 😊 

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If I were you, I'd really think about how long you're planning to teach.

 

But if you're still youngish, then continue studying and go for a Master's. 

 

The "Filipino university" had such an offer for an amount that would be affordable. And you can pay them in monthly installments.

 

  Best of luck, whatever your decision finally will be. 

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If you don't plan to go home to do a PGCE then I would recommend doing a PGCEi. I know a few people who have done that and been able to get into some of the mid - level international schools in BKK. 

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I'm fairly certain that I'm going to do a PGCEi as I don't plan on returning to the UK and I plan to teach in Thailand for the foreseeable future. You can use some credits from the PGCEi towards a Masters Degree, so that is there if I wish to pursue it later... 

 

I know that the PGCEi from Nottingham, Sunderland and Keele Universities qualify you for a Thai Teachers Licence, but the Derby one is new and all online, so I'm just concerned that after completing it I will find out that I still don't qualify for the Thai Teachers License... It probably is sufficient, but it would be nice to get some sort of confirmation before starting the course ^_^ 

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2 minutes ago, fin5prtw said:

I'm fairly certain that I'm going to do a PGCEi as I don't plan on returning to the UK and I plan to teach in Thailand for the foreseeable future. You can use some credits from the PGCEi towards a Masters Degree, so that is there if I wish to pursue it later... 

 

I know that the PGCEi from Nottingham, Sunderland and Keele Universities qualify you for a Thai Teachers Licence, but the Derby one is new and all online, so I'm just concerned that after completing it I will find out that I still don't qualify for the Thai Teachers License... It probably is sufficient, but it would be nice to get some sort of confirmation before starting the course ^_^ 

It would be nice, yes BUT this is Thailand and by the time you finish it, it may or may not be acceptable. You rolls the dice and you takes your chances. It's all a shambles and that's how they like to roll!

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7 minutes ago, thequietman said:

It would be nice, yes BUT this is Thailand and by the time you finish it, it may or may not be acceptable. You rolls the dice and you takes your chances. It's all a shambles and that's how they like to roll!

Hah! So very true... !!!

 

Sigh >.< 

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2 hours ago, fin5prtw said:

I'm fairly certain that I'm going to do a PGCEi as I don't plan on returning to the UK and I plan to teach in Thailand for the foreseeable future. You can use some credits from the PGCEi towards a Masters Degree, so that is there if I wish to pursue it later... 

 

I know that the PGCEi from Nottingham, Sunderland and Keele Universities qualify you for a Thai Teachers Licence, but the Derby one is new and all online, so I'm just concerned that after completing it I will find out that I still don't qualify for the Thai Teachers License... It probably is sufficient, but it would be nice to get some sort of confirmation before starting the course ^_^ 

Dear OP, please get in touch with Khurusapha ( Teacher's Council of Thailand) and ask them in an email if your chosen path would satisfy them.

 

Before I signed up for the "Filipino Diploma", I wanted to go for a Masters in English that would have taken up to three years on weekends.

 

I was already registered, knew my first assignment when I luckily decided to make sure that such a Masters would really be accredited.

 

  When TCT replied, I couldn't believe my eyes. They told me that such a Masters wouldn't be sufficient to get the full license?!

 

 The mostly online course for the Diploma in education is more a joke, to be honest. Many people had just copied and pasted their stuff from certain websites, but it didn't seem to matter.

 

  They can and hopefully will tell you right now if your institution will be accredited.

 

But please use easy English and please be aware that such an answer can take a few weeks.

But they do answer your questions. I had to "read between the lines" but finally understood their message. 

 

I hope that you'll have good luck!! Here's a link: http://site.ksp.or.th/contact-us.php?site=englishsite&SiteMenuID=17

 

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17 hours ago, thequietman said:

The Masters doesn't get you a licence either. Even for the provisional TL, they won't give it until you show your bachelors. Explaining that the masters supersedes the bachelor goes right over their heads. 😞

Yep, amazing, innit? I meant to go for a Masters after her first course. It's indeed more than a joke that such a Diploma is accredited while a Masters in English isn't.

 

 They're so stubborn and might not understand the difference it would make.

 

But their regulations are so strange, it could be that the Masters in English for them isn't directly education related. Even when it is. 

 

I don't think that it's possible to explain that to soldiers in power. 

 

   

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On 7/14/2019 at 10:26 PM, thequietman said:

The Masters doesn't get you a licence either. Even for the provisional TL, they won't give it until you show your bachelors. Explaining that the masters supersedes the bachelor goes right over their heads

This comes straight from Khurusapa?

I read this one here from ajarn.com which suggests quite the opposite: 

 

I know a few foreign teachers who never finished their Bachelor Degree and they are a little stressed out about that fact, vis-à-vis the (not so) new teacher licensing regulations from The Teachers Council of Thailand. In an effort to help them, I compiled the following list of several websites that refer the surfer to various online and/or distance learning college/university programs.

 

This is the site for The University of Leicester (England) and its' Distance Learning Masters Degrees in Applied Linguistics, Educational Leadership or International Education. Why am I putting this link into an article to help people who never finished their Bachelor Degree? Because Leicester has the right, like any other British University, to accept students into their Masters level programs who never finished their Bachelors, as long as they judge that you have enough teaching experience to equate with what you would have learned in the last two (major focused) years of an Education bachelor degree. Why just get a Bachelors when you can spend 2 to 3 years and graduate with a Masters from a university that is accredited by The British MOE? It costs around 300,000 Baht, but WHAT a deal! I already checked with both The British Embassy and The British Council and the both assured me that it is legit. You will have to type a rather lengthy essay, explaining to them why you think they should admit you to the program. Obviously, if you have several years of teaching experience, this will help you sell yourself. You'll also need a few references, the more impressive the better and you will have to show them your transcripts from any college level courses you DID take. They may accept you or may not. A great program all around.

 

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On 7/15/2019 at 4:23 PM, Isaanbiker said:

Dear OP, please get in touch with Khurusapha ( Teacher's Council of Thailand) and ask them in an email if your chosen path would satisfy them.

 

Before I signed up for the "Filipino Diploma", I wanted to go for a Masters in English that would have taken up to three years on weekends.

 

I was already registered, knew my first assignment when I luckily decided to make sure that such a Masters would really be accredited.

 

  When TCT replied, I couldn't believe my eyes. They told me that such a Masters wouldn't be sufficient to get the full license?!

 

 The mostly online course for the Diploma in education is more a joke, to be honest. Many people had just copied and pasted their stuff from certain websites, but it didn't seem to matter.

 

  They can and hopefully will tell you right now if your institution will be accredited.

 

But please use easy English and please be aware that such an answer can take a few weeks.

But they do answer your questions. I had to "read between the lines" but finally understood their message. 

 

I hope that you'll have good luck!! Here's a link: http://site.ksp.or.th/contact-us.php?site=englishsite&SiteMenuID=17

 

Thank you so much for this! I have sent them an e-mail, I will let you know the response 🙂

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There was a Scottish teacher at my school who only had a Masters degree and not a Bachelors. Never understood it but some peculiarity about some Scottish universities calling their undergraduate degrees masters degrees. Anyway they would not issue a Thai teaching license as couldn’t show a certificate with Bachelors on it. Bonkers. This was a few years back mind.


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