What type of degree do I need to become a teacher?
You’ll need at minimum a bachelor’s degree to become a school teacher. Your degree should be a major in education, special education, or early childhood education, depending on your career focus. Your major could also include Mathematics, English, Science, and many other subjects that you can discuss with an admissions counselor beforehand if you’re undecided. If you know what grade you’d like to teach and if you’re interested in teaching a specific subject to high school students, this will make it easier to choose the proper courses. Upon completion of your degree program, you’ll then take a series of tests to become teacher certified.
Most Important Skills for School Teachers
Are there any special skills that I should have as a potential school teacher?
One of the most important skills that you’ll need as a teacher are your ability to work with children and at times to work with children under pressure. When working with kids, patience and understanding is a must, along with the ability to lead and teach well. Before actually entering the field of teaching, you’ll want to gain some experience working with children. This will not only help prepare you for your first teaching position, it can also help you get hired after graduation. Consider volunteering your time with organizations that work with children.