Do you think your child may be interested in becoming a Gaelic teacher? Here for some information to help them or you along the way.
The first thing you should do is to advise you child to consider which education sector then would like to teach.
Are they good with younger brothers, sisters cousins or friends? If so, nursery or the lower primary teaching could be for them.
Or maybe they’re interested– in being involved in teaching a number of different subjects across the curriculum and dealing with kids from ages 5 to 11? If so, primary teaching could be for them!
To get the chance to specialise in one subject such as Gaelic, teaching in the Secondary sector would be most suitable for them. What is your child’s favourite subject? There are also opportunities to teach all curricular subjects such as Geography; Science; French or Maths through the medium of Gaelic!
Are you considering teaching yourself? Some courses now allow you to study from home, making it easier for parents to train as a Gaelic teacher. Teaching is a great career for those with a family for many reasons. Studying to become a teacher is a busy, but rewarding course. Before you embark on the training you should consider whether you are able to commit the time to it. You should be aware that the training and courses placements may involve you having to travel.
Please visit the A Change of Career Section for more information.