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I think that teaching classes would be interesting. I have a lot of industry experience, but I never actually got a degree in the field I work in, and I don't have any sort of degree that deals with teaching. Is it possible to get a job as a teacher without those?

Edit: I'm in the US specifically looking at teaching college courses, but K-12 could be interesting, too.

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[-] Demonmariner@lemmy.world 13 points 1 month ago

Community colleges often hire teachers solely based on applicable experience. For K-12, teaching without a degree may be possible depending on the demand and where you live.

[-] atomWood@lemm.ee 11 points 1 month ago

I’m sure it varies from country to country, but here in Canada, at least Ontario, which is the only province that I am familiar with when it comes to teaching requirements, you would definitely need to attend teacher’s college, which is a two year program.

[-] Nemo@midwest.social 7 points 1 month ago

I used to teach CS to middle schoolers at a private school. Illinois doesn't require a bachelor's for teachers at private schools as long as the teacher has "demonstrated competence". I taught there part-time for twelve years and then full time for a year.

[-] jordanlund@lemmy.world 5 points 1 month ago

I taught computer classes for multiple for-profit schools without a degree. Not sure it was worth it though. ¯⁠\⁠_⁠(⁠ツ⁠)⁠_⁠/⁠¯

[-] wjrii@lemmy.world 4 points 1 month ago

Many states have accelerated certification programs for K-12 education, and while some subjects would require a specific degree for secondary grades, many wouldn't. Then there's guest lecturing, adjunct work, and sketchy for-profit places will bring on anybody who knows more than the students.

So, I guess it depends on who you want to teach, how often, and in what context.

[-] Urist@lemmy.ml 3 points 1 month ago

I got asked if I wanted to teach for teachers after studying half a year at university. It is an advantage, often a formal requirement, but in praxis not necessary to have a degree in order to teach classes. Personal qualifications on the other hand is a must.

[-] valen@lemmy.world 2 points 1 month ago

I have a degree in CS with a minor in Earth and Environmental Science. I taught middle school science, and could have taught math.

[-] DestroyerOfWorlds@sh.itjust.works -1 points 1 month ago

I hope your want is for something other than English.

Yes. In the US, there are credential programs depending on what state you live in. At least for K-12.

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