Why can't I just teach maths?
Published 25/08/2010 | 05:00
Who wants life-experienced maths teachers? Not the Department of Education.
As a computer engineer with a BA in mathematics, 10 years' experience using maths in the workplace and an A in Leaving Cert honours maths when it was "harder", I thought I might give something back and become a teacher . Oh, the irony.
The department does not want maths teachers -- it wants general teachers -- teachers with two differing subjects in their degree.