Hi everyone . I need some advice. I have a BS degree and I have been in the workforce for many years. I have some limited experience training in a professional environment but I have never had any teaching experience. I would consider myself relatively intelligent and definitely familiar with proper English grammar and usage. I am 33, unmarried, and to be honest ready for something different. I have tutored on the side and always enjoyed it, but again, I have never had any formal teaching experience in an “educational” setting. My local university offers a TEFL certification program that takes about 12 – 16 months to complete. It is given through the School of Graduate Studies and I am required to take the GRE prior to being considered for the program. Now that the background is out of the way, to the question: Should I be adequately qualified to obtain employment abroad after I successfully complete the program? I know that without all the details and the curriculum, etc. I cannot get a definite answer. I am not asking really about the quality of the program. But, in theory, should having a BS, being a native speaker, and having a university TEFL certification allow me to find employment abroad? I don’t want to pursue the certificate, when in reality, I probably will not be able to travel or secure employment. My other option is to enter into the Social Work Master’s program, but I would love to teach abroad now while I am still relatively young and unmarried/no children. I can always go back to school to get my MSW. Any advice or guidance would be greatly appreciated. Much thanks.