Teaching Certification: Beyond Classroom Training
Before beginning your teacher education, you should first determine the requirements to become a teacher in your state. Many states require a bachelor's or a master's degree with a major or minor in education, some student teaching, passing a test such as the PraxisTM, and teaching certification.
At Teacher World, you'll find extensive information from some of the top online and campus-based universities in the country with programs leading to teaching certification. Examine what each school has to offer before deciding with one is best for you. Request free information from all schools that meet your educational needs to have the greatest chance of getting into the teacher-education programs you like most.
Listed below are some of the requirements you must meet to earn teaching certification:
You must hold a bachelor's degree to qualify for teacher certification. However, in some states, a master's degree is the standard. Depending on which state you wish to teach in, you may need a minor or major in education.
Request information from universities offering teaching certification programs:
- MA Education/Teacher Ed. for Elementary Education Licensure - University of Phoenix
- MA Education/Teacher Ed. for Secondary Education Licensure - University of Phoenix
If you want to teach in a secondary school (6-12), a bachelor's degree in each endorsement subject is mandatory in addition to your teaching certificate.
You must also complete an accredited education program that fulfills your state's student teaching requirements.
Typically, a certain number of hours of actual classroom experience are required before you can earn your teacher certification. If you are interested in becoming a teacher but haven't started your education yet, you may want to request information from Kaplan University regarding their Associate's program in Paraprofessional Education. This degree provides students with an opportunity to gain valuable hours in the classroom.
Lastly, you must pass a test such as the PraxisTM or an examination that your state has deemed an acceptable means of assessing teaching candidates. The Praxis I ® measures basic academic skills, and the Praxis II ® measures general and subject knowledge, and teaching skills.
Learn about the teaching certificate requirements in your state by clicking on one of the state links to your left. Find out how to earn teaching certification in your state.
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