MA TESOL vs. Teaching license

Which is preferable?
I know the differences between the two and that they can’t really be compared but which ‘opens more doors’ /is more valued by employers/teachers?

[quote=“serendipityfox”]Which is preferable?
I know the differences between the two and that they can’t really be compared but which ‘opens more doors’ /is more valued by employers/teachers?[/quote]
Depends where you are trying to get a job. If you want to work in a public school, then you need a license. Most cram schools couldn’t care less. Actually, all the teachers I know who make more than $800/hr at cram schools get that much because they are good teachers, not because of a piece of paper.

Private schools?

I think you need a license there as well, but they get around it by hiring teachers with a JFRV or APRC. From what I have heard, you definitely don’t want to teach at a private school. :thumbsdown: