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  1. Same here. Happens a lot in the UK educational system. Unheard of in the USA and TH educational systems. Applied for my initial TCT teacher license in September 2011 and received it in November 2011. Applied for my second one in April 2016 and got the new one a month later.
  2. 28 January 2016 announcement in the RG. Sent pictures to SB on 8 February 2016. Picked up my naturalization documents on 18 February 2016.
  3. Congratulations. For your information, after my oath it took a little less than 4 months before it became published in the Royal Gazette. Best of luck.
  4. That Facebook group is a group mostly about teaching jobs only.
  5. I recall that these two universities are or were offering the BA TESOL program specifically for foreign teachers in Thailand without a degree under management of Bruce Velthuisen. Is this program on the 'problematic' list?
  6. Degree in education or a (post) graduate diploma in education/ teaching profession. Follow the link below. 20 pages of info on this course.
  7. Just introduced in Phetchaburi. Modified version though as in Chiang Mai.
  8. The requirements of a degree in education or a graduate diploma exists since 2003 and 2006. From 2007 or 2008 until 2011 applicants could also sit the TCT Professional Knowledge Tests. However, after 11 times, the tests were abandoned. Notthingham PGCEi cost 150,000 THB while the IFUGAO graduate course cost 55,000 THB. After reading your several posts I'm wondering where you got all your incorrect information from. Or is there a language barrier?
  9. Call one of the by the TCT accredited providers listed below to find out when the next one will be held.
  10. Experience both abroad and within Thailand is accepted. When you hold a PGCE and the Thai Culture Course certificate you're eligible for the TCT teacher license. TOEIC, TOEFL, IELTS, CEFR, Cambridge Exams and VEC are English proficiency tests for non-native speakers of English required to further their English education of pursue occupations that need a certain English proficiency. Related to the TCT, such certificates are only needed when applying for the provisional teaching permit (waiver). Such courses/ certificates are not considered as development towards the teacher license. For the latter you've to think about post graduate certificate courses in the teaching profession or education which take about one year of study. Some universities' demonstration in Thailand fall under the OBEC and therefore TCT and some don't. It depends whether the demonstration school is registered as independent entity or faculty of the university. The latter will fall under the OHEC.
  11. Teaching License Requirements 1. Be at least 20 years of age 2. Hold a degree in Education or an equivalent or in other related fields accredited by the Teachers Council of Thailand or • Hold other degrees and a teaching license from abroad or • Hold other degrees and a graduate diploma in Education with 1 year course of study 3. Completion of training course on Thai Language, Culture and Professional Ethics from a training institution approved by the Teachers’ Council of Thailand 4. Not Possess any of the prohibited characteristics pursuant to section 44 of the Teachers and Educational Personnel Council Act B.E. 2003 • Having improper behavior or immorality • Being an incompetent or quasi-incompetent person • Having been sentenced to imprisonment in any case, in the opinion of the Teachers Council of Thailand, which may bring dishonor upon the profession. 5. Have experience in teaching with not less than 1 year Required Documents1. Completed Application form (KS.01) 2. A copy of all the used pages of the applicant’s passport, particularly the latest update current school NON-B Visa 3. A copy of all pages of work permit 4. A copy of educational background or certificates-holding at least a bachelor’s degree in a field of education / teaching or its equivalent (If the documents are in a foreign language besides English, it must be translated into Thai. Translation must be certified by a competent translator and notarized by notary organizations) 5. A copy of official transcripts (if any) 6. A copy of teaching license/certificate from abroad (if any) 7. Work experience verification (a letter from employer in Thailand or overseas with not less than 1 year, clearly identify the period of teaching) 8. A copy of certificate, having completed a training course on Thai Language, Culture and Professional Ethics from a training institution approved by the Teachers’ Council of Thailand 9. A copy of certification of professional knowledge test-9 subject matters for teaching Profession (In case of holding other degrees without a teaching license from abroad or a graduate diploma in Education) 10. A copy of employment contract 11. Two 1-inch photos, wearing formal clothing and do not wear hat and sunglasses 12. Registration fee is 500 Baht Note: Applicants must certify true copy of all documents
  12. Several foreign teachers in our provincial capital have obtained a third provisional teaching permit without any problems. That is, they have not been enrolled in any graduate diploma course or haven't done any other development to meet the teacher license requirements. It seems that The Teachers' Council of Thailand just grants provisional teaching permits to anybody who asks for it provided that applicants holds a university degree of any kind.
  13. I know you're clueless about the air pressure of pickup truck tyres but you're also clueless about teaching websites. Let alone the teaching profession in Thailand.
  14. Good on you. No worries for the coming 2 years. Congratulations.