TEFL jobs with no bachelors degree?

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TEFL jobs with no bachelors degree?

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Hey there,
My name is Adam, I have spent five years as an outdoor education instructor and a year as an assistant in a Montessori classroom. Although I do have years of experience and hold my TEFL certificate, I do not have a Bachelor's degree. I am reaching out to ask for resources to find a TEFL position in the US without a degree. I would appreciate any resources and/or advice any of my peers have.
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I would advise you to get a B.A. Teaching is a profession and has professional requirements.

Yes, there are people who can teach well without a degree, just as there are people who can heal you without a medical degree, but as an educational administrator or as a potential patient, I would not take my chances in either case.
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You need a diploma of education
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Hi, check Justlearn. You can teach your native language an earn $6 per 25 mins. Experience and degrees are recommended but not required. This link might help justlearn.com/application/teacher. Best of luck!
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I don't know about other countries, but if you want to teach English in China, the TESL certificate is not always a necessary qualification. You can teach in China without a credential if you are a native English speaker with two years of English teaching experience. You must, however, submit a letter of recommendation indicating that you have more than two years of full-time teaching experience.
But for a bachelor degree in China, it is necessary. Because you cannot teach English in China legally, without a degree that has been certified by the government.
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I suggest you review all the legal requirement for China at https://reddit.com/r/ChinaTeachers and at present a 4 year degree is required to teach in a school or training center. However if you get hired in a non-teaching position you will not need that degree. If you are a native English speaker with teaching experience you can easily find private tutoring work in upscale communities if you have good PR skills. Good luck
Before taking any teaching job in China make a quick visit over to https://reddit.com/r/ChinaScamCentral and https://reddit.com/r/TEFLreviews so your dream job does not become a nightmare.
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Depends where you’re from. A US degree is typically four years, but a UK one is three. You can do private tutoring in China and there’s no shortage of clients, but if you are found to be teaching outside the location stated in your contract and reported you will be arrested.
The click bait above is just the usual multi-click ones and has nothing to do with degrees or private tutoring work.
Before following CFTU click baits take a quick look at https://www.opnlttr.com/letter/china-fo ... scammed-me
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