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What are the steps to become an elementary school teacher?

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Tia elementary school teacher education requirements vary by state, as well as by public and private schools, so make sure to check the requirements for the state Washington if you plan to live and work in the Seattle area. For example, the requirements for elementary school teachers in Washington are different that the requirements for New York.

THREE STEPS IN BECOMING AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHER

STEP 1.) EARN YOUR BACHELOR'S DEGREE
All elementary school teachers are typically required to earn a bachelor's degree, usually in education. These degrees may be in general education with a specialization in elementary grade levels or degrees specifically in elementary education. Those with a degree in another area could still become an elementary teacher though, by completing a teacher education program. Elementary school teaching degrees are often offered as Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) in Elementary Education programs. These programs typically take four years to complete and help prepare you for state licensure. Many programs are available on campus, but there are some teaching degree programs offered online, which may be able to be completed faster than traditional programs.

STEP 2.) GO TO THE HEAD OF THE CLASS
Most bachelor's degree programs in elementary education require students to complete a student teaching program. Student teaching programs allow students to gain hands-on learning under the supervision of a mentor teacher as well as gain experience working in a classroom with actual students. Throughout this time, student teachers are gradually given responsibilities, such as developing lesson plans or teaching a lesson to the class. Student teaching usually occurs during the last semesters of a teacher education program.

STEP 3.) GET YOUR TEACHERS LICENSE
The exact requirements for licensure (or certification, as its called in some states) will vary with each individual state, but they usually include passing a background check and certification exams. States typically issue these certifications or licenses by grade level, so potential elementary school teachers will usually have to pass an exam in elementary education – such as the NES Elementary Education exam or the Elementary Education Praxis exams – as well as a basic skills test.

Some states may have additional requirements for teachers over time, such as professional development requirements to maintain or renew licensure. There are also some states that require teachers to obtain their master's degree. The average Teacher Elementary School salary in the United States is $59,900 as of May 28, 2020, but the range typically falls between $48,200 and $79,900. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession.

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First things first, got to get through high school and college. Check your state's requirements to teach. Most educations systems require a degree. Become certified. Find opportunities to gain experience teaching like shadowing a classroom. Being a bilingual can give you a step up on the competition as some school districts are looking for that skill. Research areas of need state programs and federal programs that could provide loan forgiveness.
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It could take from four to six years to become a teacher depending on where you complete your Education degree. The following steps will give you a clear picture to proceed further,
1. Earn a bachelor's degree in elementary education.
2. Complete an internship in an elementary school classroom.
3. Take your state's licensing exams for elementary teachers.
4. Apply for a license through your state board of education.
5. Once you have received your license, begin applying for open positions.
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Kaylee’s Answer

Hey once you get into college they will give you a list of all the classes and the steps you need to take to get this degree.
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