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devotedteacher 01-03-2012 03:41 PM

Career as Teacher
 
Currently a teacher undergoing training in NIE. Was a mid career switch.

What is the career prospect? Am thinking of doing a master or PHD to aid my career. Any thoughts?

miwashi 01-03-2012 03:48 PM

Teaching is considered a professional field. It has prospects but is very demanding and they expect you to be perfect. Sort of like, teacher must be perfect role model and cannot go to club, teacher cannot smoke, teacher cannot have sex, etc.

I'm exaggerating, of course.

If you're planning to do a phd you can probably end up as a principal very fast. But then it becomes admin rather than teaching. Of course, as a teacher nowadays it's still more admin than teaching too. You've got to juggle all the involvement in all kinds of committees and actual teaching.

There was this joke a friend told me last time.. it was something like, "so this school has best volleyball team, best this, best that, has Singapore Quality Class certification, and produced the top O level scorer. But do they still educate children about what living life is about?"

Unregistered 02-03-2012 10:23 AM

The renumeration not bad......even if u kenna stuck...your pay will hit 7K. plus some form of gratuity. 5 yrs - 10k, 10 yrs -15K 15 yrs - 20K.....

miwashi 02-03-2012 12:06 PM

That is true.. a lot of my peers same age or younger than me are getting something like 6 k after teaching 5 years. Their pay scale seems above average. They also have this thing called professional development time where they can take some time off every year to go for professional level courses.

Unregistered 02-03-2012 03:57 PM

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Originally Posted by miwashi (Post 21662)
That is true.. a lot of my peers same age or younger than me are getting something like 6 k after teaching 5 years. Their pay scale seems above average. They also have this thing called professional development time where they can take some time off every year to go for professional level courses.

Then what are you waiting for?? Why are you still cutting grass??!!!

miwashi 02-03-2012 04:00 PM

didn't get in
and i want to be able to have sex and live an unholy life

Unregistered 02-03-2012 04:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 21655)
The renumeration not bad......even if u kenna stuck...your pay will hit 7K. plus some form of gratuity. 5 yrs - 10k, 10 yrs -15K 15 yrs - 20K.....

Are you sure teachers can make 20k? Even principals don't make that much.

Unregistered 02-03-2012 04:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 21691)
Are you sure teachers can make 20k? Even principals don't make that much.

He is talking about gratuity lah.

Unregistered 02-03-2012 04:13 PM

Teachers need to uphold a certain image, very cham one. Cannot smoke, tatoos or go casino without the fear of bumping into someone they know.

Unregistered 03-03-2012 01:38 AM

a lot of modern teachers today not exactly the holiest saints around lor.
I once brought back a jc teacher i met at a club and she's those super chiong every week kind and worships angmo (SPG!). I also know of another lady who was the 3rd party in an engaged couple and they did all sorts of unwholesome stuff in the staff room toilet. all 3 of them are/were teachers. Dunno what happened after that or now.

But what i notice is that although their actions might be a bit unhealthy but what you notice is that they have the passion for their kids and that teacher 'fire' in them that they have when you talk to them.


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