How to become a High School Teacher
Have you always enjoyed math, history, science, English, or any other subject so much, that you've often considered teaching it? Well, you should know that there is tremendous demand for more qualified teachers out there. Especially at the high school level. If you've ever nursed a desire to share your passion with others, now is an excellent time to receive the training and certification required for this particular career.
There are actually several different paths to becoming a high school teacher. Some teachers earn a bachelors degree in a field of their choosing (history, English, mathematics, etc.), and then they earn a teaching certificate from an accredited program. This certificate allows them to work as a licensed educator in most public school systems. Alternatively, one could go to a teachers college and study curriculum development, instructional theory, and the subject of their choosing (history, English, mathematics, etc.) all at the same time. Lastly, one can earn a master's degree in the field of their choosing (history, mathematics, English, etc.).
Many school systems around the country will recognize such graduate coursework as sufficient for teaching such subjects at the high school level. One last option worth exploring is becoming a high school teacher in a private or parochial school. In many cases, a bachelors degree or equivalent backed up by excellent grades is often sufficient for working in some environments.
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