I looked around for a bit, but I didn’t see an answer to my question so I thought I’d ask.
I taught English for two years in Taiwan at some buxibans. I had a good time, but I left two years ago to come back to the states, finish my masters in history, and get a job working in history. I thought I’d like it, but working a 9-5 sitting at a desk and staring at a computer screen all day has just left me absolutely miserable. I miss teaching and Taiwan, but if I go back, I’d like to teach history at an international school in Asia, preferably in Taiwan. It just seems like it has more of a future than playing with a monkey puppet in front of 4 year olds for $700/hour. All of them seem want a) teachers licensed in their home countries and b) teaching experience, which seems quite reasonable, but I’m not sure the best way to go about transitioning. There are some programs in the states, like the American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence, which offer online courses that I could get certified to teach, but I would only get a temporary license and need a few years experience to get a permanent one. I’ve also thought about applying to Teach for American for 2016, but it seems to be a very controversial program so I’m a little reluctant. I could also get an M.Ed., but I don’t know if that’s overkill, and I still have pretty substantial student loans from my last graduate degree.
Anyway, I’ve just been exploring my options, and if anyone has any experience they could add, it would be really appreciated.