Being a teacher is hard work. Figuring out how to become a teacher in Virginia, shouldn’t be.
We’ll give you the key information to determine the right path for you and to address any additional questions or concerns you may have regarding advanced degrees, certification, starting salaries, earning potential, and alternative programs in the teacher realm.
If you are new to the D.C. school system, and hoping to teach in it, you are going to want to want a clear layout of the district’s school system.
There was a time when trying to find a job as a teacher was tough going. With the great recession, school districts had to make deep cuts in their budgets to survive and teacher lay-offs were common. Finding a job was so difficult that sometimes the only way for a newly-minted teacher to find work was to volunteer as a substitute until there was a full-time opening.
Teaching is one of the most rewarding professions: getting to see your work effectively shape young minds, as students grasp new concepts and become purposeful, active members of society, is satisfying to say the least.
Most newly certified teachers dread subbing. You’ve heard the horror stories. If one thing is certain, it’s that everybody wants to get beyond subbing as quickly as possible and move on to a full-time teaching position.
Teaching is hard work. Getting your Master’s in Education while working full-time might be harder. It’s especially important you keep your eye on the prize: The rewards can be great. Not only will a Master’s in Education likely make you more valued as an educator, but your investment in the degree can dramatically increase your earning power and make a big difference in your financial security.
Teaching English abroad requires a unique set of skills — openness to new cultures and ideas, charisma, and an exceptional understanding of English itself. Check out these six things you should know before you start down this exciting path.
Retro headlines greeted the opening of this 2015–2016 school year with national commentary debating the teacher shortage, a topic lost among the mainstream education conversations of the recession years.
Let’s face it — although teaching students, especially students with disabilities — can be extremely rewarding, it can also be physically and mentally draining.