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What does it take to be a teacher?

I'm in 8th grade and I have a class called career and technology. My teacher is having us do a project about the careers we would like to do when we are older, she asked us to ask some questions we have. #children #teaching #career #teacher

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Shashank’s Answer

Hello Sydnee,

It is amazing to see that you have asked this question which means you are already inclined towards Teaching Profession and done the first thing right.
Teaching is not merely a job, but it is a responsibility according to me, because the future of every student depends on the Knowledge provided by the teacher.
To be a teacher you should firstly be really passionate about it, have a good understanding about the subject you are going to teach, develop a method of teaching which is unique and which is helpful to students, understand the difficulties faced by students and always be available to resolve queries.
Work on enhancing your own knowledge and impart the same to everyone.
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Dakayla’s Answer

Hello Sydnee. To be a teacher, you need to have a passion for the profession. It is something that you should really want to do. You also need patience and knowledge about content and curriculum. You also need to know how to work with students appropriately.
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Carrie’s Answer

Remember that it should all start with enjoying school. I attended the University of Michigan and earned a BS in English with a teaching certification for secondary teaching. For a secondary (high school) teacher, you need to acquire a Bachelor's Degree in your specialized field. Then you need to apply to the state you reside in for a teaching certification. Each state will have a different test. When you begin teaching, you may want to return to school for a Master's Degree.

Carrie recommends the following next steps:

High School
Bachelor's Degree
Teaching Certification
Master's Degree
Thank you comment icon Ms. Betz, your advice to Sydnee is on target. My daughter is a new high school Math Teacher. Thank you for all that you do to serve our students. Sheila Jordan
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Gail’s Answer

Hi Sydney!
You have to live working with children and you must have a lot of patience.
Most importantly, make learning fun.
You have to be able to work with disruptive students and develop strategies to correct their behavior.
Try to be a tutor to a friend or child in your neighborhood to get experience.
Later on, get a job as a camp counselor or at a local after-school program,
Then you need to get a Bachelors degree at a 4 year college that has a good teachers program. They give you an internship in your last year working with a Supervising Teacher. You need about 1200 hours of internship experience in a brick and mortar school. Good Luck!
It is a very rewarding career but you have to be devoted to your students and be willing to work many hours at home preparing lessons and you don’t get paid overtime. Gail 😊👍

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