whats the best school to get my teaching education
i want to become like a kindergarten teacher or a pre school teacher, but i just don't know what school i want to go to. All i know is i want to go to one of the best, and i want some advice.
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A lot of schools have great programs for people trying to pursue a career in education. My recommendation is to go to a school and a program that will 100% have you certified upon graduation. A lot of state's schools have teacher prep programs where you complete all the required coursework and required tests prior to graduation. I definitely recommend finding a group of schools that you like then further researching their education program.
If you know what subject area you'd like to teach, you can do some internet searching for the top performers in that field of study. If you're unsure, talk to your career counselor at school about taking some assessments that might point you in the right direction. I've linked a free career information site below (CIS) which provides an online tool for researching schools and careers. You can also compare schools side by side once you narrow your selections.
I also agree with the campus tour idea - especially if you are moving away from your home town. It's important to feel comfortable and connected. Virtual tours are better than no tours!
Good luck with finding the right school to pursue your education degree.
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Yay for you! There's nothing more important than making a difference in the lives of others, and you will be starting on the ground floor with the little ones.
The great thing about education is that every state has multiple public universities offering education degrees. Remember that there are many aspects to the college you choose, and it's important to find a good fit for you.
My advice is to start close to home - in a community or junior college, maybe even living at home if that situation works for you. Education is expensive, and you will save SO much money. You can get started on your core curriculum and get a feel for what college is like, while researching where you want to study. Your college advisor will be a great resource - they will be able to tell you which colleges in your state are the best for your major, and help you take the right courses your first year.
AND, I really encourage EVERYONE to visit the campus they think they would like to attend. Start on their website and view their virtual tour, but go there IN PERSON if at all possible. There's a vibe or atmosphere that you can't get until you actually visit. Then visit other colleges too - the ones that are easy to get to, and your 2nd and 3rd choices too. Then you will really understand about the atmosphere. The place where you feel like you "fit" is probably the place for you! Good Luck!
Alabama State Department of Education - https://www.alsde.edu/
CAEP/NCATE - http://www.ncate.org/
CAEP School Search - http://caepnet.org/provider-search
My mom was a Kindergarten teacher, and now she teaches second grade for over 20 years!! Her advice was to go to a state school, because they typically have the best programs for the best price. I have attached a link of the best schools ranked in Alabama https://www.niche.com/colleges/search/best-colleges-for-education/s/alabama/.
Best of luck !!