Originally Posted by Maroc_uk
I would like some advice on how I can get into teaching here in Cairo. I do not have any teaching qualifications and have no experience in teaching but I am looking for a career change and would like to go down this path. I have a Science degree and am currently completing my Masters online in a scientific field (both from a UK university). I am already living in Egypt due to my husbands work. I want to know how to go about doing this, I know in the UK I would have to complete a PGCE course which involves a few months training in a UK school, but what can I do here in Egypt. I want to teach either primary or GCSE Science. Do I just contact a school to see if I can work as a teaching assistant and during that time complete an online PGCE? Do I even need a PGCE to work here? Any teachers out there that can help me out please?????
No reputable school will hire you because the law requires a teaching certification in order to get a work permit.
You'll be left with the dodgy schools, where your contract (if you get one) will mean nothing and you may or may not see your salary - which will be next to nothing - on payday. Not only that, but you'll be working illegally. None of us appreciate immigrants the work illegally in our home countries, so why would we do the same here?
Do the PGCE first and become a trained teacher. After all, isn't a trained teacher who you would want teaching your own children?