Teaching in Irish Schools
Hi! I am new to this forum and am excited to learn more about moving to Ireland. I am in the process of applying to teach in the public schools in Ireland. I am wanting to learn more about the secondary schools, teaching in Ireland as an American, and any other tips related. Thank you!
what specifically are you looking for? Experiences, requirements, etc...
Since I have posted this I stumbled upon Engage Education, a company designed to consult for teachers in the UK. Ever heard of them? It sounds like they would be a great resource for my questions.
But to answer your question I am looking for a secondary position in English Language Arts. I am a third year middle school (12-14 years old) teacher in the states. I want a place where I can easily get to the city, or is in the city, and has a good sized population in their 20s.
I don't know much about the education in Ireland. Is it strong? Are there respect for teachers and education?
I have not heard of Engage, but I doubt that a UK service can give you all your answers for Ireland. There is a route to teaching in Ireland with an overseas qualification. Have you explored that? It's easier for middle/high than for elementary teachers, because the requirement of speaking Irish does not apply, unless of course you want to teach Irish 🙂
Education in Ireland typically ranks very high on various reports. I'm not sure what you mean by 'respect', but it is a pretty decent occupation, but comes with the downside that teaching comes almost everywhere - low potential for growth, and slowly increasing salary.
Yes, I am working on being vetted and applying to be qualified if that is what you mean by a route to teaching. I have heard it would be easier for me to come in for secondary. You may be right, I would probably be alright if I just follow the teaching council's step by step process.
That is good to know they have a high ranking. I have not done much research because that really doesn't bother me. I'm not moving to Ireland for the teaching job if you know what I mean!