MA, PGCEi or Diploma?

Question from a reader:

I’m after some advice. I can’t decide which professional development course to do. I have a CELTA plus five years’ teaching experience and I’ve been thinking for a while about doing a DELTA or Dip. Then again, I’ve heard that for university jobs like teaching pre-sessional courses it’s good to have an MA. But recently I’ve heard people mention the PGCEi as a future-proofing qualification and I’m like… aargh! Which course should I do?

My comments:

Hmmm, where to start? There’s so much to consider! I’d say from the outset that there’s no definitive answer but I’m happy to share my views.

Okay, so first up I think you need to consider what you want to achieve from doing further studies. The two things you’ve mentioned are getting a job at a uni and future-proofing.

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