Teaching is one of the most rewarding careers available. For many people following the path of teaching can seem a daunting prospect, but few who take it ever regret it.

1. Every day brings a new challenge

via GIPHY

When it comes to teaching, there is no such thing as an ordinary day; every student you meet, every lesson you teach, none are ever the same. Everytime you walk through the door you’ll be dealing with new and interesting challenges. If you’re the type of person who loves variety and pushing themselves, teaching is definitely the option for you.

2. Your students won’t be the only ones learning

via GIPHY

Being a teacher means that, more often than not, you’ll learn alongside your students. You’ll get to build on your existing knowledge as well as getting the opportunity to explore whole new worlds you’ve never experienced before.

While you teach your students, you’ll find they’re also teaching you. Their perspectives and discussion will offer you the chance to see topics in a completely new way, and together you’ll spark innovative thoughts that will help both of you to reach your goals.

3. Teachers have the chance to change lives

via GIPHY

Ask any teacher and they’ll tell you that the moment a student suddenly understands something you’ve taught them is one of their greatest memories. Perhaps that’s because that moment doesn’t just change the student’s life, it will change yours as well. Once you’ve had that experience you’ll be completely hooked and will want nothing more than to help every student you teach have that same moment of success.

4. As a teacher you can work anywhere in the world

via GIPHY

There are few careers better placed than teaching to help you explore the world. Teaching is a highly transferable skill and with international schools all over the world there aren’t many places you won’t be able to work. Better still is that many international schools look favourably upon teachers who have trained and qualified in the UK.

5. Teaching offers plenty of perks

via GIPHY

As well as boasting a competitive salary (beginning at £22,917) and flexible working patterns, teaching also offers financial support while you train. This includes a number of grants and bursary options and, if you focus on a particular subject, you may even be eligible for a fully funded scholarship!

And let’s not forget the holidays…

6. Speaking of holidays…

via GIPHY

Do you remember that feeling as a child; the knowledge that no matter how tough school had become, a blissful six week break was just around the corner? Not only does teaching offer you that feeling again, your six week break is just one of a series of regular holidays you get throughout the year.

While this may not be the number one reason to become a teacher, it’s definitely an added bonus.

7. You’ll be in high demand

via GIPHY

While the demand for some careers comes and goes, teachers will always be essential and there is an incredibly high demand for qualified teachers across the UK (and the wider world). Teaching also offers a high degree of mobility both in and outside of schools, meaning you’ll always have opportunities to develop and improve.

8. You’ll never work alone

 

via GIPHY

When times are good you’ll have people to share in the success, and when exam season is looming you’ll have colleagues by your side that you can rely on. In addition to your fellow teachers, you’ll also enjoy support and interaction from teaching assistants, students and parents every day.

9. Your lessons, your way

via GIPHY

You are in charge of your own classroom. You plan out your lessons, you deliver them and you make the decisions regarding what is best for your students. Obviously you’ll need to follow certain standards in your curriculum but even then you have the opportunity to inject your own personality into the job.

10. Teaching is much more than “just a job”

via GIPHY

Teaching is an immensely satisfying career, where you truly know that you’ve made a difference. Best of all, that satisfaction won’t end when the school day does. Getting to see students who you’ve taught ‘make it’ after they leave school is a sensational feeling. The knowledge that you played even a small part in someone achieving their dreams is the ultimate in job satisfaction.

Which is the best route into teaching?

via GIPHY

Hopefully you’re now convinced that teaching is your calling in life. So why not apply to a leading University for Initial Teaching Training?

We offer multiple routes into teaching, including our BA (Hons) in Primary Education with QTS, PGCE Primary Education, PGCE Secondary Education and School Direct

We’re a Gold rated institution for Teaching Excellence, as evidenced in the recent Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). When it comes to preparing teachers for education we’re hard to beat so make sure when you have the chance you learn from the best.

 

Related Posts

Careers and Careers and Employability and Fees and Graduate Attributes and Learning and teaching and Learning Development and Postgraduate and Professional Studies and Progression Routes and Student loan and Student loans and Teaching Related Area

All
About BGU
About Lincoln
Academic Partners
Accessibility
Accommodation
Adjustment
Admissions
Alumni
and any other tag
Anglican
Apply
Apprenticeships
Archaeology
Archaeology Lecture
Art
Assessment Only Route to QTS (Primary and Secondary)
Bar
Bar BG
Bed and breakfast
Beyond ITE
BG Conference & Events
BG Futures
BG Generations
BG Talk
BG&You
BGCOSA
BGSU
BGU Foundation Fund
BGU Say
BGUSU
Bursaries
Bursary
Business
business inspiration
Business skills Support
Business TE
Campus
campus related news
Careers
Careers and Employability
Catering
CEET
CELT
Certificate in Education
Chancellor
Chapel
Chaplain
Chaplaincy
Christmas
Church
Church of England
Cinema
Clearing
Coaching
CofE
Coffee
Community & Partnerships
Community Music
Constance Stewart
Contact
Continuing Professional Development
Cornerstone
Councelling
Counselling
CPD
Crosstrend
Curiositea
Curiosity
Dance
DBS
Digital Learning
disability
Disabled
Diversity
Doctoral Study
Doctorate
Doctors
Drama
Drinking
Dyscalculia
Dyslexia
Early Childhood Studies
Eating
EdD
Education
Emotional and Mental Health Conference
Employability
Employment
English
Enrolment
Equivalents
ERASMUS
Events
Faith
FdA
Fees
Finance
Find us
Fitness
Food
For Business and Employers
Forms
Foundation
Freedom of Information
Funding
Fundraising
Futures
Generations
Geography
Governance
Graduate
Graduate Attributes
Graduating
Graduation
Grant
Grants
Gym
Halls
Halls of residence
Health
History
Honorary Awards
HR
Induction
Integrated Counselling
International
IT Services
Jobs
Learning and teaching
Learning Development
Library
LincHigher
Lincoln
Linguistics
Living
Loans
Longdales
Longdales House
LORIC
Masters
Mathematics
Matriculation
Mature students
Mentor Training
Military History
Money
MSc in Wellbeing in Learning and Teaching
NA-SENCO
News
Ofsted
Open Days
OSA
Our city
Outreach
Partnership in ITE
Partnerships
People and Organisational Development
PGCE
PGDE
PhD
Physical Education
Physics
Policies
Post Graduate Certificate in General Practice Nursing
Postgraduate
Pre-Teaching
Primary
Primary and Community Care
Primary Education with QTS
Procedures
Professional Studies
Progression Routes
Prospectus
Psychology
QTS
Rasen Lane
Refectory
Regulations
Research
Residence
Sandford
Sandford Award
Scholarship
Scholarships
School Direct
Semester Dates
seni
Short Courses
SKE
Social
Social & Cultural History
Social Care
Social Emotional and Mental Health Conference
Societies
Sociology
Special Educational Needs
Special Educational Needs & Disability
Sport
Sport & Fitness Centre
Sport centre
Sports
Sports centre
Staff
Student Admin
Student Advice
Student Ambassadors
Student engagement
Student Life
Student loan
Student loans
Student support
Students' union
Studentships
Study
SU
Summer school
Symposium
Taster days
Teaching
Teenage Market
TEF
TESOL
The city
The Venue
Theatre
Theology & Ethics
Theology & Religious Studies
Training and Skills
Tuition
Tuition fees
Undergraduate
Union
University Council
Value for Money
Venue
Vice Chancellor
Vision
Volunteering
What's on
Whats on
Wickham
Widening Participation
Load More

Careers and Careers and Employability and Fees and Graduate Attributes and Learning and teaching and Learning Development and Postgraduate and Professional Studies and Progression Routes and Student loan and Student loans and Teaching Related Contents

Load More
Your Journey
Starts Here