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Become a School Teacher



Teaching school is one of the most fun and rewarding jobs out there and at the same time you must keep in mind that working with pupils sometimes isn't as easy as we imagine, that's why you need to be patient and understanding. Getting that license and first job sure can be a daunting task. However, there are some ways to make it an easier ride.

Getting an Education

Graduate secondary/high school. You will need to at a minimum have a secondary/high school degree in order to get the further education necessary to become a teacher. In some countries, certain grades from these school years are necessary. In other words, the better you do, the better your chances.

Get experience working with kids. Most teaching programs won't even consider admitting you if you don't have a reasonable amount of experience working with kids. Volunteer in a classroom, doing Big Brothers, Big Sisters, or get a job at a daycare or other child-friendly facility.

Graduate from university. You will need to get a higher degree beyond the basic secondary/high school degree. This should preferably be a degree in education, but some countries and states have a bit of a leeway on that. Find out the requirements for your area. Again, the better your grades, the better your chances.

Get teacher certification. There are usually a series of tests you will need to complete in addition to your degree, which will allow you to become a teacher. Complete these tests and anything else necessary to get your certification.


Success stories

calanthe brown

May 04 at 21:19 pm
awesome .

alice -

Sep 25 at 17:44 pm
as a primary school teacher.

Tamy D.

May 11 at 05:19 am

Abby Farmer

Dec 27 at 07:54 am
Graduation in 2004