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    BA, Elementary Education

    BA, Elementary Education
    A Bachelor’s degree in elementary education provides graduates with the training necessary for initial teaching certification K-5. Those who want to apply to a bachelor's program in elementary education should have graduated from high school or have obtained a GED. Each college or university has their own admission requirements, often including a personal essay and previous grades. Before deciding if a ...
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    Alternative Routes to Certification

    "Alternative" in what ways? Instead of drawing primarily from the traditional pool of teacher preparation candidates which consists mainly of college students and recent graduates, alternative route programs cast a broader net, making efforts to attract older, non-traditional candidates who come to the program already well-versed in the content they want to teach. Because novice educators in these programs can begin ...
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    5 Steps to Becoming a Teacher

    5 Steps to Becoming a Teacher
    Are you thinking about becoming a teacher? It’s a profession with great rewards and challenges. Education is also a profession that generally is in demand, providing steady jobs for the millions of women and men in the field of education. Whether you're thinking about becoming a teacher right out of college, or choosing teaching as a second career, our *5 Steps ...
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    No Teacher Left Behind: Together We Can End the Struggle

    No Teacher Left Behind: Together We Can End the Struggle
    Tutors for Teachers (T4T) Aims to Help Boost Test Scores for Aspiring Educators and Career Changing Professionals Have you struggled to meet certification requirements in the Praxis, NBPTS, NYSTCE and all other state exams*? Are you an aspiring educator or a career changing professional soon to take your teacher certification exam? T4T is here for you! Tutors for Teachers Certification, LLC ...
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    Characteristics Teachers Need

    Characteristics Teachers Need
    Being a teacher isn’t for everyone. Teaching does not come with a high salary, though it can come with high rewards. Many skills are required to become successful in a classroom. If you are selecting education as your first or second career, there are several qualities that are helpful to possess. Ask yourself the following questions. h4. Do you like people? ...
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    Teachers Inspire Future Teachers

    Teachers Inspire Future Teachers
    What is the impact of a teacher? How far does it extend? How many students do we positively affect? We can’t accurately answer this. Teachers are told we make a difference, and in our hearts we know we change lives. Yet, it’s hard to point to hard data that really captures the full extent of our impact. Rather, we see glimpses ...
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    Why Teach? A Teacher's Prospective

    Why Teach? A Teacher's Prospective
    I went to my 20th high school reunion this weekend. One of my friends, Charles, told me that he could see that I really cared about the success of my students. Another was encouraged by my efforts and said, "that's what the world needs, more committed teachers!" The thing is, other than sharing the fact that this was my 10th ...
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    Teachers in Demand

    Teachers in Demand
    Job opportunities for teachers over the next 10 years will vary from good to excellent, depending on the locality, grade level, and subject taught. Most job openings will result from the need to replace the large number of teachers who are expected to retire over the 2004-14 period. Also, many beginning teachers decide to leave teaching after a year or two—especially ...
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    Elementary School Teacher

    Job Description Elementary school teachers instruct one class of children in several subjects. In some schools, two or more teachers work as a team and are jointly responsible for a group of students in at least one subject. In other schools, a teacher may teach one special subject—usually music, art, reading, science, arithmetic, or physical education—to a number of classes. ...
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    16 States with Great Alternative Routes to Teaching

    [photo:51622] Becoming a teacher is a tricky process, made even more complicated by the fact that every state in the U.S. has different qualifications. Teaching researched and found 16 states that offer easier routes to teaching with various alternative programs. These states are ideal for prospective teachers who have completed a non-teaching degree or are choosing teaching as a second career. ...
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    Middle School Teacher

    Job Description Middle school teachers help students delve more deeply into subjects introduced in elementary school and expose them to more information about the world. Middle and secondary school teachers specialize in a specific subject, such as English, Spanish, mathematics, history, or biology. They also can teach subjects that are career oriented. Vocational education teachers, also referred to as career ...
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    High School Teacher

    Job Description High school, or secondary teachers help students delve more deeply into subjects introduced in elementary and middle school and expose them to more information about the world. High school teachers specialize in a specific subject, such as English, Spanish, mathematics, history, or biology. They also can teach subjects that are career oriented. Vocational education teachers, also referred to ...
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    Special Education Teacher

    Job Description Special education teachers work with children and youths who have a variety of disabilities. A small number of special education teachers work with students with mental retardation or autism, primarily teaching them life skills and basic literacy. However, the majority of special education teachers work with children with mild to moderate disabilities, using the general education curriculum, or modifying ...
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    Gifted Education Teacher

    Gifted Education Teacher
    Job Description Gifted education is a broad term for special practices, procedures and theories used in the education of children who have been identified as gifted or talented. Programs providing such education are sometimes called Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) or Talented and Gifted (TAG) programs. *_Are you a gifted education teacher? Please share your thoughts about a career in ...
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    Principal

    Job Description Principals set the academic tone and hire, evaluate, and help improve the skills of teachers and other staff. Principals confer with staff to advise, explain, or answer procedural questions. They visit classrooms, observe teaching methods, review instructional objectives, and examine learning materials. They actively work with teachers to develop and maintain high curriculum standards, develop mission statements, and ...
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    Professor

    Job Description Postsecondary teachers instruct students in a wide variety of academic and vocational subjects beyond the high school level that may lead to a degree or to improvement in one’s knowledge or career skills. These teachers include college and university faculty, postsecondary career and technical education teachers, and graduate teaching assistants. College and university faculty make up the majority ...
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    Wading Through the Bureaucracy of Teacher Certification

    Wading Through the Bureaucracy of Teacher Certification
    This is the summer that I had to buck up and undergo the certification renewal process here in Wisconsin. I should say that I probably find the Wisconsin process more annoying than people who have always lived here do because in my home state of Illinois, a teacher only needs to teach and take six credits to switch from an initial ...
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    PreSchool Teacher

    Job Description A Preschool Teacher is a type of early childhood educator who instructs children from infancy to age 5 The term "preschool" refers to instruction in non-public arenas such as licensed preschools, childcare centers, family day care centers, home day care centers, center-based programs, federal programs like Head Start, and full or part-day private child centers/day care centers sponsored ...
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    Teaching Assistant

    Job Description Teacher assistants provide instructional and clerical support for classroom teachers, allowing teachers more time for lesson planning and teaching. Teacher assistants tutor and assist children in learning class material using the teacher’s lesson plans, providing students with individualized attention. Teacher assistants also supervise students in the cafeteria, schoolyard, and hallways, or on field trips. They record grades, set ...
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    School Counselor

    Job Description Educational, vocational, and school counselors provide individuals and groups with career and educational counseling. In school settings—elementary through postsecondary—they usually are called school counselors, and they work with students, including those with academic and social development problems and those with special needs. They advocate for students and work with other individuals and organizations to promote the academic, career, ...
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