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Education Most states require that teachers have at minimum a bachelor's degree, and have completed teacher training as a student teacher. You must be licensed in order to teach, and continued education is also a requirement for license renewal. There are a range of certification programs available that allow teachers to validate professional competence.

When looking into earning an educational degree students must be prepared to study a variety of subjects including psychology of learning, teaching methods, English, social studies, math, and productivity and discipline. With a degree in the field of teaching you will be educated to work in different schools providing education for all types of children. Teaching is an exciting career, but may require long hours working in schools and even at home creating lesson plans and grading papers.


Elementary Education

With an elementary education degree you can prepare to work in a variety of public or private schools, child care and with many types of young students. Elementary education provides training for teachers to educate elementary school students in a variety of subjects, as well as teach productivity, discipline, and social interaction based on national and state standards. Instructing children in English, math, science, history, art, music, social sciences, physical education, and more are responsibilities for elementary teachers.


Degree programs in teaching are available in specific areas including music, special needs, physical education, and more. Accredited post-secondary schools allow you to obtain the knowledge and skills to work as a teaching aide, preschool teacher, teaching assistant, elementary teacher, or other level of educational instructor. Courses for teaching degree seekers may include computers, psychology of learning, teaching methods, philosophy of education, math, music, English, social studies, and much more. A license must be obtained after receiving your teaching degree, and license requirements as well as conditions for student teaching vary by state.


When applying for attendance at an educational facility it is important that you look into whether or not the school or college of your choice is fully accredited. The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) is just one of many agencies approved to provide accreditation to schools, colleges, and universities. Full accreditation is your proof of a quality education that will be respected by peers and future employers.


Select a program from above for more information on Education programs listed on Contact several accredited schools and colleges to obtain more information about starting a teachers education today.

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