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Celta vs US certification

Posted By: Robby <alamographics@hotmail.com>
Date: Monday, 30 December 2013, at 2:28 p.m.

In Response To: Celta worth it? (Suzanne fuss)

"I have a MS in elementary ed and I am certified to teach in the US. "

It seems you are now more qualified than most of the Celta/Dela crowd, at least on paper. I've been teaching in the Middle East for several years and a US or UK teaching license is, from my experience looking for future work, the gold standard. I'm referring to a bona fide teaching license/credential from a state board in the USA. Some of the big districts in the ME hold it in higher regard, even if they accept Celta certificates, 120 hour or 100 dollar. Some teaching bodies, for example the Abu Dhabi Education Council, the official education body for hiring in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, will only consider official teaching licenses from the US or UK or similarly ranked countries.

You've done the hard part, which is getting US certified, now go get yourself some experience, which is the other part of the equation. I'm working with some fine teachers who have have learned the craft of teaching from several years in Asia, in countries such as Thailand and Vietnam, which may not insist on the experience and sometimes don't even insist on a higher quality certificate such as Celta. At times the lack of actual teaching theory or methodology in these teachers may seem apparent to a formally certified teacher with a Master's in Education but many administrators are more keen to see their employees keep order in the classroom and instill the basics as prescribed in their local curriculums.

Good luck in your endeavors.

Messages In This Thread

Celta worth it?
Suzanne fuss -- Monday, 11 November 2013, at 4:07 p.m.
Re: Celta worth it?
Tim -- Tuesday, 12 November 2013, at 9:50 a.m.
Re: Celta worth it?
Jerry -- Thursday, 14 November 2013, at 4:36 a.m.
Re: Celta worth it?
Dan -- Wednesday, 4 December 2013, at 6:51 a.m.
Re: Celta worth it?
Robby -- Tuesday, 31 December 2013, at 5:06 a.m.
Celta vs US certification
Robby -- Monday, 30 December 2013, at 2:28 p.m.

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