Continuing your education studies can give you the opportunity to learn new skills, specialise in a particular field and gain further employment opportunities. If you have a particular field which you’d like to concentrate on, a number of options are available in various institutions. You can study part-time so that you can work around your career.
Studying for a Masters in education is the first step up from your undergraduate degree. If you haven’t started studying yet, you can opt to enrol on an MA course and complete this qualification directly after your undergrad degree. This can lead on to further academic study should you wish.
Further teaching qualifications can help you to further your career if you want to move into an advanced administration position in the future. This will often require some kind of postgraduate qualification, and you can gain specific qualifications in leadership available for aspiring principals and vice principals. Until then, some schools will be willing to pay a higher salary to a teacher with advanced qualifications.
Regardless of whether you have specific plans for your progression in the field of education, a postgraduate qualification will help you with your career. Of course, it isn’t compulsory to have any further education qualifications to be an excellent teacher, but most people have areas they’d like to improve on. A postgraduate qualification is an opportunity to equip yourself with new practical skills, immerse yourself further in your field and focus on becoming a better teacher.