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What classes do I need to become a teacher or work with little kids

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Loni’s Answer

All states require that people be licensed before they can teach in public schools. The process for certification and licensing ensures that teachers meet certain standards in their subject areas, pass required background checks for the age groups they teach and are up to speed in accepted teaching methods.

You can research and read up on teacher certification requirements by state here:
https://teach.com/careers/become-a-teacher/teaching-credential/state-requirements/
https://www.alleducationschools.com/teacher-certification/

It is also good to understand teaching certificate reciprocity. As each state has different requirements, teachers must apply for a new license if they are looking to teach in a state where they are not currently licensed.
https://www.teachercertificationdegrees.com/reciprocity/

Loni recommends the following next steps:

Research state teaching license requirement
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Dana’s Answer

Hello!
I feel like first would be to determine what you mean by "little" kids. This could be preschool in which case many preschools will hire you while you are still in high school or without a degree. However if you mean elementary level then you will need to find a university to become a teacher! This is typically a four year program where you will learn about being a teacher. You will also complete some student teaching to make sure it is the right path for you!
Hope this helps!
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Alma’s Answer

Hi Nabila,

Even before completing your teacher certification, you can start gaining relevant experience working with young children. You can work part-time at a daycare, summer camp, or after school program. You can also volunteer at a children's museum or hospital.

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Dr. James’s Answer

College curriculum requirements may vary slightly by state, classes in areas such as child development and instructional planning are universal.

Here is a link that may be able to help:
https://classroom.synonym.com/college-kindergarten-teacher-6204.html
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