Degree or not?
Teaching is the profession which needs lots of skills and there have always been confusion on whether you need a degree for teaching English in Thailand or not. The debate goes on and on. The government have issued the work permits for those who are without a degree. At present there is shortage of the English teachers in country and thus this school will be happy to hire you but you need to be at least TEFL qualified.
The TEFL chiang mai certification is the teaching training course which is becoming popular. It is the course which takes 3 weeks and develops the teaching skills including the grammar and planning and development skills. You can start earning after the course gets completed and you get a certification. There is shortage of teachers in Thailand and along with that there are number of other factors which work in your favour and you might get a job for teaching English without a degree.
TEFL qualification versus degree
At present the graduates are not at all interested in the low salaries which are offered in Thailand and they choose to stay in the home countries. The candidates wish to get more pay after getting teaching degrees which means that there are less qualified teachers in Thailand who will be applying against you in Thailand. It is not necessary that holding teaching degree means that you have the teaching skills. Instead of that having the practical TEFL qualification assures to have a better proficiency and it is assumed that you will be having a better practical knowledge. It is preferable that the Thai schools choose the TEFL qualified teacher who is ready to accept lower wages at the cost of staying in the wonderful city.