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    Step 9: TEACHING CONTRACTS

    If you have applied for a public school job and can fulfill the application requirements, you might be offered a contract. h4. 1. Committing Teaching is not a job you should quit half way through the year. Make a commitment for one year, or the length of your contract to try your best. Quitting would reflect poorly on your obligation to ...
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    Step 8: PROFESSIONAL EXPECTATIONS & BENEFITS

    Like most businesses, education has professional expectations and offers benefits. Though specific policies and benefits vary from school to school, they follow general guidelines. h4. 1. Professional Ethics Teachers are informed and accept a code of ethics at most schools. The policies can vary depending on the public or private status of the school. These codes outline what most of us ...
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    Step 7: FINDING A JOB

    Teachers are in need, but the job won’t find you if don’t look for it. Headhunters are for the private sector and rarely seek out teachers to offer jobs. h4. 1. Apply to your school system of choice Applying for state certification and applying for a job with a school system is not the same thing. You can request that the ...
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    Step 6: PREPARE TO FIND A JOB

    Finding a job should be on your mind well before you finish your degree program. A big factor in finding a job is how you were prepared as a teacher. Where you were trained can affect the ease of getting a teaching license, and thus, a job with a public school. If you are interested in private schools, it’s still not ...
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    Step 5: FIELD EXPERIENCE

    Once you are on your way to becoming a teacher, you’ll want to get out and get field experience. Look for situations that you might fit in best. What students do you work best with? h4. 1. Schools Visits Over the course of a degree program, you should have many opportunities to observe and research at local schools. Many programs require ...
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    Step 4: CHOOSE THE RIGHT PATH

    If you are certain that an education career path is right for you, there are general education courses you can take while you decide your specific path. It will be vital you choose you a focus as soon as possible because each degree has required courses. h4. 1. Early Childhood Programs Early childhood programs prepare teachers to work in nursery schools, ...
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    Step 3: FIND A DEGREE PROGRAM

    Teacher preparation programs exist in every state and usually cater to the state’s teaching requirements. Try to choose a program that offers a variety of options. If you enter your education experience wanting to be an elementary education major and change your mind, you want to have other options. Cost, location and degrees available will be important in choosing a school. ...
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    Step 2: DECIDE IF BECOMING A TEACHER IS RIGHT FOR YOU

    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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    Ten Steps to Becoming a Teacher

    Ten Steps to Becoming a Teacher
    Are you thinking about becoming a teacher? It's a profession with great rewards and challenges. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics says that job opportunities for teachers over the next 10 years will vary from good to excellent, depending on the locality, grade level, and subject taught. Shortages of qualified teachers will likely continue, resulting in competition among some localities, ...
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    Preparing for Your Education

    Find out what you need to do to prepare for education beyond high school. Education beyond high school can give you choices that may not otherwise be possible, open doors to better paying positions, and give you the opportunity to do the things you enjoy most. By advancing your education, you can expand your possibilities and increase your career choices. h4. ...
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    How to Prepare for Teaching

    All teachers in public schools must have a teaching certificate, a license to teach. Some are licensed to teach preschool through grade 3. Others are licensed to teach grades 1 through 6 or 8. Some are licensed to teach middle school or high school. Some have a license to teach a special subject. You must have a college degree to be ...
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    Choosing a School

    Choosing a School
    You've taken all the tests and made the grades, and now it's the moment of truth, deciding where to go to school! With so many schools to choose from, it could take forever to find the perfect one for you. Non-federal financial assistance programs and requirements often vary from school to school. Always check with your school before applying for financial ...
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    Applying for Admission

    Applying to schools means more than just filling out forms. You need to understand each school's requirements, gather information, meet deadlines, and pay any necessary fees for each submitted application. In this section, you'll get a look at the school application process. It may seem a little overwhelming, but once you have a clear picture of everything that's involved, you can ...
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    Advancing Your Education

    Advancing Your Education
    People of all ages are choosing to further their education by obtaining bachelors and even masters’ and doctoral degrees. Many people choose to go back to school to open new doors and get ahead in their job, as well as the rest of their lives! Sometimes it’s hard to stay in school if you think you need to be working to ...
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