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    The Best and Worst U.S. Districts for Graduation Rates

    The Best and Worst U.S. Districts for Graduation Rates
    We all know it is important for students to attend school, but isn't it even more important that they graduate? Just as students across the U.S. represent a diversified population, the graduation rates for each state and their districts vary widely. The data for the 2005 school year has just been made available and analyzed by Education Week in "Diploma Counts ...
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    Three Easy Steps to Finding a Teaching Scholarship...PLUS Five Great Scholarships to Get You Started

    Three Easy Steps to Finding a Teaching Scholarship...PLUS Five Great Scholarships to Get You Started
    h2. Step 1. Find Schools You Want to Attend Most colleges and universities offer fantastic scholarships. So the BEST way to search for scholarships is to narrow the list to include only those schools you’d most like to attend, then research their awards and financial aid options. Many scholarships from corporations and nonprofits also require detailed information about your academic ...
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    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 ...
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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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    Step 4: Salary & Benefits Guide for Teachers

    Step 4: Salary & Benefits Guide for Teachers
    You may already be very aware that teachers don't earn as much as their educated counterparts in other professions, but knowing what salary and benefits package comes with teaching can be an important step in planning your future. Teaching has gathered numerous resources that will help you know what to expect. Being a teacher is not a high paying job. Don’t ...
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    Step 5: Get Hired

    Step 5: Get Hired
    Preparing a resume and interviewing for a job as a teacher will be unlike any other professional interview. The field of teaching is so unique that the resume and interview questions you prepare for are very specific. Your resume will need to be catered to teaching to get you the interview you want. Once you get an interview for a school ...
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    Step 2: Choose a Teaching Degree & Focus

    Step 2: Choose a Teaching Degree & Focus
    In order to become a teaching professional, you'll need to get a degree and choose a teaching specialty. Though most states only require a Bachelor's degree to become a teacher, a Master's Degree may help acquire a teaching job in more competitive areas. There are many specialty areas in education that you can focus on to earn a teaching degree, and ...
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    Step 1: Decide if Teaching is Right for You

    Step 1: Decide if Teaching is Right for You
    Being a teacher isn’t for everyone, but it may be the perfect career for you. Are you contemplating getting into a career in teaching but need some advice about what the career is all about? Teaching has pulled together advice from teaching professionals to help you make your decision to take the plunge into teaching. The teaching profession can be challenging ...
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    Conferences

    Conferences
    Education conferences are a great way to connect with other educators, learn new ideas, and visit someplace new. Our conferences are organized by date. Where available, Teaching has provided a link to learn more or register for a conference. Related Links Do you need hours to renew your teaching credentials? Get the hours your need with a degree program. Scholarships are ...
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    Don't Wait! Renew Your Credential

    Don't Wait! Renew Your Credential
    In every state, teachers must renew their teaching certificates before their current license expires. It is the responsibility of the educator to determine which workshops or training meet the requirements for standard certificate renewal. This requirement exists to make sure educators keep up with the latest in training to stay abreast of changing techniques and standards. School systems provide professional ...
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    Continuing Education

    Continuing Education
    Continuing education, degree advancement, credential renewal, scholarships, and much more. Connect with the resources you need now. If you're currently a teacher, you know that keeping up with certification renewal is a yearly process. Why not pick up an extra degree along the way and start earning more in a higher salary step? Don't forget to connect with scholarships and financing ...
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    What Does It Take to Get a Scholarship?

    What Does It Take to Get a Scholarship?
    Because there are millions of scholarships available, you’re almost guaranteed to fit eligibility requirements. We have hundreds of scholarships worth millions of dollars that are available to just about anyone. Many students assume that they have to be brilliant, or athletically talented, or gifted musically, to earn a scholarship for college. What they don’t realize is that sometimes they just need ...
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    What to Expect

    Congratulations! You’ve got an education degree, passed your exams, received certification and been offered a job. Now what? h4. What to Expect Expect to report to your school at least a week before classes begin to set up your materials, get your schedule and make your classroom your own. Take this preparatory time to see what you need to accomplish your ...
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    Popular Interview Questions for Teachers

    Popular Interview Questions for Teachers
    Teaching members have helped put together a list of popular interview questions for teachers. If you have questions to add, please add them "here.":http://teaching.monster.com/discussions/2/topics/143 1. Why did you decide to become a teacher? 2. Harder one: Why are you still teaching? 3. What is your philosophy of education and what tangible ways do you demonstrate it? 4. Where do you ...
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    Landing an Interview

    For teachers in high need areas, get an interview with a school principal might not be that difficult. To find out what jobs are available in the field of education in your area, use "Teaching Job Search.":http://teaching.monster.com/careers/search Here are a few ways to schedule quality interviews: 1. Send your resume to the schools you're interested in. Even though the district office ...
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    Creating a Teaching Portfolio

    h4. What is a teaching portfolio? A teaching portfolio is a history of your teaching career and continual work in progress. h4. Why Do I need a teaching portfolio? Many school systems require that you build your portfolio from year to year to show progress. Prospective employers may use a teaching portfolio to get to know you better. h4. How is ...
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    Five Critical Resume Strategies for Teachers

    The thought of creating a resume makes most people cringe. One of the biggest challenges of writing a resume is being objective, and thinking critically about what you have to offer. Writing your resume is one time you need to "boast" about your accomplishments; for many, this is extremely difficult. The following strategies and hints will help you get started in ...
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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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    Gaining Classroom 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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    10 Tips for Student Teachers

    10 Tips for Student Teachers
    Student teaching is the culminating experience of all you've been working towards in your degree studies to become a teacher. It will be a semester filled with learning experiences that will shape you as a teacher. h4. 1. Your Teaching Placement School Make sure your school placement for student teaching has been approved. Call your placement school to double check that ...
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