It is incredibly awesome you have dreams to become an educator at your age! It is one of the best fulfilling occupations in my opinion.
The requirements to become a teacher really depends on the state, but at the most they are closely related to each other.
For example, in California, you need a bachelors degree in Liberal Arts to become an elementary school teacher. To become a high school teacher, you usually major in what you are interested to teach. Whether that is English, history, science, whatever subject you find to enjoy most. After you receive a 4 year degree at your college, you then join the credential program. The credential program is usually a one year process, and it throws you into the world of teaching! After one year, multiple state tests, many hours of hard work, ta-dah! You can apply to become a teacher!
You may have to do the research on the best schools around you in your area. It is important to do the research to find what school fits best for you.
Good luck on your endeavors; I wish you the very best.
Kylee recommends the following next steps:
- Volunteer for classrooms in high school
- Research colleges
- Take a childhood education class in high school