What collage should I start off going to a 2 year or a 4 year to become a teacher? What collage do you recomend for becoming a teacher? How much training will I have to go through to become a teacher?
Hi my name is Cara I am in high school and I want to help kids learn who can't go to school for health reasons. I have also been interested in helping kids who need the extra help or a teacher ever since I was a little girl.# #teaching #education
I also wanted to be a teacher since I was a child - I learned in high school about special education and that's what I majored in. In fact I had a double major: Special Education and Elementary Education. I had to take a few more classes and do two internships, but it was worth it!
I love that you want to help children who need the extra help. Excellent!!
You will need a 4 year degree to teach in a school. With a 2 year degree, you can work in a day care or pre-school. But if you want to teach in a school, you will need a 4 year degree. Sometimes, you will need to get a Master's degree for your job.
Here's a website that might help: https://mn.gov/pelsb/aspiring-educators/preparation-programs/approved-programs/
If you want more information about working with children who need extra help, you might read this document "Frequently Asked Questions about the Academic and Behavioral Strategist (ABS) License": https://mn.gov/pelsb/assets/Frequently%20Asked%20Questions%20about%20the%20ABS%20License%2004.01.20%20POST_tcm1113-467232.pdf
NANCY W CAMPBELL
NANCY W’s Answer
I also agree with the advise to chose a University with a college of education. This specialization will be great for your preparation to be a teacher because of the focus on that industry. As an added piece of advice, speak with teachers you admire and ask how their preparation went and what they learned as they matriculated; this will help prepare your mindset for what lies ahead. It is critically important that you "get your mind right" before-hand; you must understand where the responsibility for your education lies and go forward with an expectation for success.
All the best to you, Stephanie!
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