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I have a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management and I am about to apply for my 4th waiver letter from Kru Supa. I believe this is the maximum they give. I have already done the Culture course and as far as I know the 9 module course they had to allow people like me obtain the teaching licence has been scrapped. Is this correct? Kru Supa seem to be saying there is no course run by them now and you will have to find your own way to meet the minimum requirements i.e a degree in education. 

My question is what options are open to me? I live in Ubon so if there were online courses it would be easier. I am looking for a course which is accepted by Kru Supa and is the cheapest and of shortest duration. This is just for me to stay in Thailand. I am not doing this for employment enhancement. 

The best option I have heard so far is St Roberts in Bangkok which offer an education degree over 18 months for around 60k THB. This is through  IFUGAO University which is in the Philippines. I know this is currently approved by Kru supa as a couple of Filipino teachers here who completed the course have recently obtained their teaching licence. Does anyone know of other options? I heard there might be one in Khon Kaen?

 

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Red

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Be sure and check out whether they will recognize a degree from the Philippines if you are not a Philippine national.   There was talk about not permitting western citizens to get a Teacher's License with an online degree from the Philippines.  

 

Whether this is true or not, I don't know, but do check it out before investing in course work that may not achieve your goals.  

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Not sure why you would want to take a Filipino Education Degree.

 

Surely the best in terms of learning and career prospects would be a PGCEi. 

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On 3/7/2018 at 3:32 AM, Scott said:

Be sure and check out whether they will recognize a degree from the Philippines if you are not a Philippine national.   There was talk about not permitting western citizens to get a Teacher's License with an online degree from the Philippines.  

 

Whether this is true or not, I don't know, but do check it out before investing in course work that may not achieve your goals.  

Maybe "Jenny" could comment on this. Anyone rec'd or not a credential based on this stellar academic institution?

 

Many reasons to go with cheaper option. You work up country and will never make more than 40k. You are old and the cost does not work in favor of pgce. May leaving teaching in five years. You're happy with your career and salary trajectory and pgce won't change much.

 

Far better to be making 47/65 at a public school than 55/70 at a low-mid tier intl being overworked and possibly doing lots of grunt work for those with proper credentials from home.

 

7 weeks holiday, 5 weeks lesson planning, Thai holidays.

 

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Do a PCCEi from Nottingham uni. You can get a TL with that. Mostly online but you will have to join the group in Bkk or KL at some point

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My question is what options are open to me? I live in Ubon so if there were online courses it would be easier. I am looking for a course which is accepted by Kru Supa and is the cheapest and of shortest duration. This is just for me to stay in Thailand. I am not doing this for employment enhancement

 

I also had the exact problem as stated above. There is nothing offered in Ubon.  Last year, I signed up with Ifugao and had to travel to Korat to participate in the course work. I'm told by St. Robert's that they need 15 students to sign up and they would open a class in Ubon.

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If you are wanting to do it as cheap and as quick as possible and aren't doing it for any career progression or salary increase then I assume those Filipino ones are fine. 

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Do realize that if you actually want to get something (anything) out of the post graduate diploma/degree you will have to pay more than 60k for the 'education'. Read into that what you will and take heed.

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On 3/7/2018 at 3:32 AM, Scott said:

Be sure and check out whether they will recognize a degree from the Philippines if you are not a Philippine national.   There was talk about not permitting western citizens to get a Teacher's License with an online degree from the Philippines.  

 

Whether this is true or not, I don't know, but do check it out before investing in course work that may not achieve your goals.  

The Diploma in Teacher Education, offered by St. Robert's is accredited by Khurusapha. It's not fully online, the four to five "face to face" modules ( classes on a Saturday, or Sunday ) are usually available in Bangkok, CM and Korat, ( if there are enough students for a course).

 

   If the OP is staying at the same school it should be possible to receive another waiver. I think that they ( St. Roberts) would run a course in khon kaen if at least 15 people will sign up for a course.

 

   If the OP enrolls for a course they'll issue a certificate that will be enough to get you another provisional license. 

 

    

 

   

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You may want to check out Teach Now. It is a 9-month online program where you can earn a teacher's license. You will be licensed in Washington DC. I finished the program last year. I have licenses to teach K-12 TESOL and ESL.

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1 hour ago, uffe123 said:

What is Khurusapha.?

The TCT, or Teacher's Council of Thailand, sorry. 

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On 3/7/2018 at 9:05 AM, BobbyL said:

Not sure why you would want to take a Filipino Education Degree.

 

Surely the best in terms of learning and career prospects would be a PGCEi. 

Well, let's see, "I am looking for a course which is accepted by Kru Supa and is the cheapest and of shortest duration. "  I didn't see where he was seeking, " . . . the best in terms of learning and career prospects . . ."

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