A degree in any subject is for visa requirements only,( They just don't want any Tom, Dick, or Harry Teaching )
A degree is often not required to teach EFL/ESL. The more important qualification is some kind of TEFL certificate. Experience can also count highly. The snag is that in many countries, especially in Asia and the Middle East, a working permit will not be granted without a degree. So a degree is more to satisfy the country's authorities than the language institute's real requirements. With a TEFL certificate, it is certainly possible to find work without a degree, but you should check the country's legal requirements in advance—or be prepared to work illegally, which is not unheard of.
You don't need a Degree to Teach English as a Second Lanuage, If you a only
thinking of Teaching Englsh.
Any Teaching Related Degree is is for More professional Teachers...( Anything from Teacher Trainers, to Director of Studies )
A TEFL Course will benefit you and your Students, you can Take a Teaching English as a Second Language Diploma for £260.00,and pay by Installments of £25, at Stonebridge Associated Colleges.
TEFL certification enables the teacher to gain experience in English teaching even before stepping into the classroom.
Reputable courses outline all aspects of the language: reading, writing, speaking and listening. The English teacher leaves the course feeling more than competent to deal with the ever changing needs of people who study the language.
There is such a huge demand for qualified teachers all over the world. Nearly a quarter of the world's population speaks some English (about 1.6 billion people), but only around 400m are native speakers. This means that there are approximately 1,200,000,000 potential students out there, just waiting for the chance to improve their grammar and pronunciation with your help.
And more thing in a language school you may have to Build up your own student base, so if you need to Keep your stutens, you need to offer them Someting..
In China you can teach in a University, and you have the Class provided for you, so you can work on you Teaching skill, without the worry of Losing Students and Face.
Some parts of China and countries in Latin America are quite open to people without degrees. Indonesia doesn't require a degree. Even Japan is a possibility for people with Working Holiday Visas (common for Aussies and Kiwis). Thailand, in theory, requires degrees. But many schools will hire you without one, though getting a legal work permit is very difficult without a degree. Ask on the discussion boards for the most current information. Things change from time to time.
In countries where they are typically required, many non-degreed people work only part-time jobs, short-term (just a few months), or just do tutoring. Just like back home, short-term and part-time work often pays more per hour - so people who can organize a good schedule may find themselves earning more than the eight-to-five school teacher.
Happy Teaching, David