Good morning. Yes, there are different requirements for different types of teaching positions. For example, in NYC, there are separate licenses for elementary school, high school, and special education. In high school, there are licenses specific to the subject area. High school science teachers need a science teaching license; high school mathematics teachers need a mathematics license, etc. For special education, there are licenses for SETSS (formerly known as resource room), and licenses for subjects attached to a particular type of classroom setting. Elementary school licenses are different as well. Good luck in your quest to become a teacher. Choose the field/area you are interested in --the area you have a love for. It could be a subject you excel in or it could be the type of student you choose to teach. Choose wisely as you want to be working in an area or field you love. After all, this will become your career and a major part of your life.