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Unregistered 21-06-2015 01:05 PM

To be teacher, need to pass spelling, mental sums, ting xie, mo xie?

JT123 23-06-2015 09:37 AM

I am applying for the PGDE for window 17 Aug 2015 - 4 Sep 2015 window. I am mid career professional.

1. When can I expect a interview call. Is it as they state during the window Sep - Oct 2015. Or if i apply earlier, they just call you earlier
2. Can those you have gone for the interview please share what kind of essay titles and presentation is asked?

thanks

Unregistered 23-06-2015 10:12 PM

Anyone knows if there will be any salary adjustments for teachers anytime soon? The last adjustment was in 2012.

Unregistered 23-06-2015 10:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Metoo (Post 68380)
Nope. I have 3 years overseas teaching experience. Already went for the interview, waiting for the results.

Wow... I applied same window, and only got an e-mail saying still under consideration and must wait till 30 June. Then again, it could be a good thing, indicator that they haven't yet found what they're looking for even after interviewing for some time.

I think the selection tends to favour younger age applicants, as there's more potential for advancement and leadership roles in their future. I have teaching experience, and post-grad quals locally, so only age is the determining factor.

The thing that still attracts me to teaching in MOE school is the PGDE which is a recognised teaching qualification. And valuable even after leaving teaching service. Also the more "fixed" nature of the job and subject contents.

Unregistered 02-07-2015 01:13 AM

read a lot of horror stories about life as a teacher...is the work-life balance of teachers really THAT bad across the board?

i don't mind doing occasional OT or going back to school for CCA on the occasional weekend but if it's every day....I will think twice.

Ex Teacher 02-07-2015 10:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 68899)
Anyone knows if there will be any salary adjustments for teachers anytime soon? The last adjustment was in 2012.

With all due respect,if you need to ask such questions,it is likely that you are not suitable for the teaching profession.

Unregistered 02-07-2015 10:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Ex Teacher (Post 69294)
With all due respect,if you need to ask such questions,it is likely that you are not suitable for the teaching profession.

I agree fully - was thinking exactly that when I read his/her question!

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Unregistered 19-07-2015 07:53 PM

Chinese teacher
 
Hi guys, need some kind advice here. I'm gonna study business in NBS next year but I'm actually interested to be a Chinese teacher, will MOE recognize my cert if I apply straight out of uni or am I better off just changing my course of study to something more relevant to Chinese? I understand that teaching Chinese may not be the best prospect/subject, but with maybe a first class honors in biz, will I be placed in the management teachers scheme or Smth along that line? Thanks!

Unregistered 19-07-2015 08:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Ex Teacher (Post 69294)
With all due respect,if you need to ask such questions,it is likely that you are not suitable for the teaching profession.

shut up la. You think teachers don't have families to feed? There is absolutely nothing wrong in asking about pay revisions.

Stop putting teachers at such level where you all start thinking that teachers MUST and ONLY think about developing the future citizens. BS.

Unregistered 05-08-2015 05:29 PM

Hi everyone (=

I'm wondering what are the chances of getting into the PGDE course with a pass degree from an Australian university now that they've cut recruitment. I qualified for the honours programme, but sadly... ran out of funds... I did, however, graduate with a double major in political science and history; and I'm hoping to teach social studies and history.

Is it hopeless without an honours degree? I did really well in O' Levels but screwed up my A' Levels and wasn't very involved in CCA either (many regrets).

Thanks!

Unregistered 07-08-2015 10:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 71074)
Hi everyone (=

I'm wondering what are the chances of getting into the PGDE course with a pass degree from an Australian university now that they've cut recruitment. I qualified for the honours programme, but sadly... ran out of funds... I did, however, graduate with a double major in political science and history; and I'm hoping to teach social studies and history.

Is it hopeless without an honours degree? I did really well in O' Levels but screwed up my A' Levels and wasn't very involved in CCA either (many regrets).

Thanks!

With Australian degree, if you are lucky, can get employed on the GEO2 payscale to teach in pri sch.

Unregistered 08-08-2015 02:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 71159)
With Australian degree, if you are lucky, can get employed on the GEO2 payscale to teach in pri sch.

darn. that's really maddening because I had lots of teachers when I was in school who graduated from unheard unis from all over the place...

Than 20-08-2015 11:27 AM

Want to swift for IT to Teaching Career
 
I am a middle age and work in IT for software field and want to swift to teaching career. I am very fond of teaching and like to teach. Currently working in a manufacturing company with IT post and volunteer teaching to some guys. I want to get some suggestion that how can I and what are the requirements need to swift the career.

Unregistered 20-08-2015 12:39 PM

I am sure that you can swift your career by working hard.

Unregistered 02-09-2015 10:40 AM

whats is the difference between a GEO1 and a GEO2?

thank you

Unregistered 14-09-2015 09:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 71159)
With Australian degree, if you are lucky, can get employed on the GEO2 payscale to teach in pri sch.

I just got shortlisted for an interview to teach social studies in sec school so sucks to you debby downer ha.

Unregistered 17-09-2015 08:49 PM

does MOE accept graduates from UniSIM's English Language & Literature degree?

if yes, would they be classified under GEO1 / GEO2 salary scale? thanks.

LUV2BTEACHER 18-09-2015 06:22 PM

Teaching sharing sessions
 
Will only those who are called for sharing session, be called for the interviews?
Or is there a chance for others as well?

Unregistered 21-09-2015 12:50 AM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 72770)
does MOE accept graduates from UniSIM's English Language & Literature degree?

if yes, would they be classified under GEO1 / GEO2 salary scale? thanks.

It is a recognized degree and will be classified under GEO 1 scale.

The scale will be abolished in October anyway, however, you will still command a higher pay compared to those without degree.

Unregistered 25-09-2015 03:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 72625)
I just got shortlisted for an interview to teach social studies in sec school so sucks to you debby downer ha.

Hi I also applied for history teaching for secondary school but haven't been contacted at all
.... may i ask how did your interview go? Anything you can share with me ? Did they give any info about whether they had finished shortlisting for instanc Thanks very much.

Unregistered 27-09-2015 08:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 71168)
darn. that's really maddening because I had lots of teachers when I was in school who graduated from unheard unis from all over the place...

Really? I was from a neighbourhood JC but most, if not all of my teachers were honours grads from local universities. Actually all were from NUS. One was from nantah.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 72625)
I just got shortlisted for an interview to teach social studies in sec school so sucks to you debby downer ha.

Wow. Social studies? Very impt subject. You have a bright and meaningful future in front of you.

Unregistered 29-09-2015 08:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 73118)
Really? I was from a neighbourhood JC but most, if not all of my teachers were honours grads from local universities. Actually all were from NUS. One was from nantah.

I was from a pretty good secondary school and JC. Most of my teachers in JC were scholars and such (some studied in Ivy league unis and OxBridge), but in secondary school, I had lots of teachers who were foreigners, and I distinctly remember my social studies teacher telling us he studied at a private school because he did poorly at O'levels. The difference is that my JC teachers were generally much younger than my secondary school teachers. I think many scholars teach for a few years and then take up a non-teaching position at MOE, or prepare to become principals, etc. Also, I suspect principals in autonomous and independent schools are allowed to choose their teachers and some are more elitist than others.

Wow. Social studies? Very impt subject. You have a bright and meaningful future in front of you.

It's way too soon to speak! I suspect this may be sarcastic because people on this thread are noticeably more hostile than in other career threads (perhaps its a trait more prevalent in people who want to teach).

Unregistered 29-09-2015 08:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 73052)
Hi I also applied for history teaching for secondary school but haven't been contacted at all
.... may i ask how did your interview go? Anything you can share with me ? Did they give any info about whether they had finished shortlisting for instanc Thanks very much.

Hi! I received my interview details today. It's still pretty early in the interview process so don't be disheartened yet.

Unregistered 29-09-2015 09:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 73189)
Hi! I received my interview details today. It's still pretty early in the interview process so don't be disheartened yet.

Thank you. Appreciate that. Hope you get in buddy.

For my info, can I presume you applied in the Aug-Sep window?

LUV2BTEACHER 30-09-2015 09:04 AM

Question
 
Did you get called earlier for the teacher sharing session?
What level and subject have you been called for?

Unregistered 02-10-2015 04:39 PM

teachers can earn more than 100k per annum after 4 years of teaching?

Unregistered 02-10-2015 09:06 PM

I work in the private sector, abt 10 yrs of experience in finance.
I grad from a local uni.
I am thinking of making a mid career switch to teaching.

1) What is the working hours like?
2) How much will the expected starting pay be, for mid career professionals?
3) My preference is to teach in primary school. Is there any pay difference between pri n sec schools?

Thanks.

Unregistered 02-10-2015 09:22 PM

What's the pay increment like after completing the PGDE course?

Unregistered 07-10-2015 03:10 PM

It will be great if we can keep each other (candidates who applied for the Sep-Oct window) on updates of the application!

Unregistered 09-10-2015 08:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 73345)
teachers can earn more than 100k per annum after 4 years of teaching?

Where do I sign up?

Unregistered 12-10-2015 09:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 73345)
teachers can earn more than 100k per annum after 4 years of teaching?

Obviously not, even if they can get to 5.5k, that's approximately 80k on a 15 month pay package

Unregistered 12-10-2015 08:24 PM

I am a Second Lower Science grad, and I would like to join teaching. Can I ask what is the expected salary as I have to support my family.

Unregistered 19-10-2015 09:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 73662)
Obviously not, even if they can get to 5.5k, that's approximately 80k on a 15 month pay package

My bachelor and Masters degrees are from Oz Uni (distance learning). Should I even try applying to be a MOE teacher (mid career)? Do MOE even consider candidates not from local u?

I wrote in once last year but did not hear from MOE at all. I don't mind teaching primary schools kids

Unregistered 19-10-2015 09:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 73931)
My bachelor and Masters degrees are from Oz Uni (distance learning). Should I even try applying to be a MOE teacher (mid career)? Do MOE even consider candidates not from local u?

I wrote in once last year but did not hear from MOE at all. I don't mind teaching primary schools kids

Distance learning is not considered degree.

Unregistered 20-10-2015 02:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 71159)
With Australian degree, if you are lucky, can get employed on the GEO2 payscale to teach in pri sch.

Received shortlisted for employment email yesterday, only 2 weeks after the interview 😉

Unregistered 21-10-2015 12:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 73962)
Received shortlisted for employment email yesterday, only 2 weeks after the interview 😉

Congrats ! May I ask for what role and which window did you apply in? Also what did they ask you during the interview? Anything to share?

Unregistered 21-10-2015 01:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 73962)
Received shortlisted for employment email yesterday, only 2 weeks after the interview 😉

Congratulations!!!

Unregistered 24-10-2015 04:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 73932)
Distance learning is not considered degree.


Would taking a Masters of Arts (Education) from NIE make a difference?

justsharing 24-10-2015 12:54 PM

male singaporean, 28years old.
about 3.5 years in the teaching profession.
direct NIE intake after A levels. obtained a 2nd class upper. now earning 5090 (after the recent 4% increment). average performer.
i expect future increments/promotions to be of a slower rate, but i'm very much satisfied with what i'm earning :)

if you have a passion for teaching, join us! you wont get filthy rich like the bankers and lawyers, but you'll definitely get to build a comfortable life. i find it meaningful and fulfilling to be able to reach out to students and try to make a (positive) difference in their lives. cheers!


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