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PC812
June 6th, 2009, 19:58
This isn't going to be an issue for a while as I'm just finishing up my first year, but I'm interested in the possibility of teaching at an international high school after I'm done with JET. Has anyone else done this or know of any information?

AliDimayev
June 6th, 2009, 21:10
This isn't going to be an issue for a while as I'm just finishing up my first year, but I'm interested in the possibility of teaching at an international high school after I'm done with JET. Has anyone else done this or know of any information?
Do you have any teaching qualifications other than just being an ALT?

PC812
June 6th, 2009, 21:23
In the States, I was a substitute teacher for a year but no official credentials. Probably should have been more specific in my initial post, but I was wondering what sort of credentials are needed here.

AliDimayev
June 6th, 2009, 21:24
I've looked into it and most prefer actually credentials (liscence) as well as experience.

Kitsune
June 7th, 2009, 02:34
This isn't going to be an issue for a while as I'm just finishing up my first year, but I'm interested in the possibility of teaching at an international high school after I'm done with JET. Has anyone else done this or know of any information?

This is actually exactly what I want to do when I'm done :D
Of course, after JET I have to come back to Canada and do Teacher's College for a year. I would think you need at least a B. Ed before being able to teach there. What are your teachables? (I have Bio and Math) Or are you doing something like foreign language teaching (i.e. teaching the foreigners to speak Japanese)

PC812
June 7th, 2009, 08:00
I've got my BA in English (literature, not language), I did a bit of the education program in college (had to drop it because of severe overcrowding) and I'd probably want to focus on something in that vein.

mteacher80
June 7th, 2009, 09:10
just for some basic info, take a look at this list of international schools in the tokyo and yokohama area, if you go to each specific webpage some have information on what you would need to work there.

http://www.realestate-tokyo.com/info/school/

Powers
June 9th, 2009, 16:34
The only person I know who has done this after JET had a teaching license in his home country in math. (He teaches math now too.)

mteacher80
June 9th, 2009, 16:56
another thing you can look into is private schools, they hire alts directly most of the time, and usually have good contracts. the only thing that is difficult is that 9/10 times they hire in april like the normal japanese schedule. so if you are done in august you will have a bunch of time inbetween. but interac i think and some other places let you sign 6 month contracts with them so that could work out perfect

PC812
June 15th, 2009, 22:52
Private schools was something else I was considering. Thanks for the info, everyone!