Becoming a Teacher: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)
These FAQs are intended to answer some of the most common questions we receive here at Teaching asking how to land a career as an educator. We encourage anyone interested in an education career to begin their journey by using the comprehensive guides we have put together. These guides cover everything you’ll need to know on how to separate yourself from the competition in your job search:
Five Steps to Becoming a Teacher – this guide will walk you through the entire process from starting a degree in education to searching for a job with school.
The Ultimate Guide to Getting a Teaching Job – these resources will help you prepare resumes just for educators, as well as questions that are commonly asked in teaching interviews.
The Most Comprehensive Teacher Salary Guide on the Internet – combines all of the salary info you need to make an informed decision about where to teach and what to expect to get paid.
Popular Careers in Education these resources will help you prepare resumes just for educators, as well as questions that are commonly asked in teaching interviews.
If after reading the guides above or the FAQs below, you still have questions, please visit the "Education Career Discussion Forum ":http://teaching.monster.com/discussions/2-education-careers and review the past discussions or ask your own question there.
I do currently live in the United States, but can I still become an educator?
Yes, but there requirements for teaching in each of the 50 U.S. states is different. Refer to Certification Requirements to see what you’ll need to accomplish to be a teacher in the U.S.
How do I search for a job in education?
Are there any scholarships available for putting me through an education degree program?
If you are attending college or university to start or further your degree for your career in education, then you may be eligible to receive traditional scholarships, grants, and/or financial aid. Teaching has put together the largest database of scholarships available, and it is free to use for all Teaching members.