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Six Steps to Becoming a Teacher

  1. Decide if Teaching is For You

    Learn about the teacher shortage and if you’d make an effective teacher.

  2. Understand the Requirements

    To be a teacher, you must meet all the requirements for a credential. Learn about the various requirements, based on what subject(s) you want to teach.

  3. Make and Follow Your Plan

    Answer a few questions and create a Personal Career Plan, based on your unique circumstances.

  4. Find the Right Preparation Program

    There are many decisions to consider when selecting a teacher preparation program. We'll walk you through the process in three steps.

  5. Find Financial Aid

    Learn about various possible sources of financial help to pay for your education.

  6. Find a Teaching Job

    Learn tips for finding a job and ways to increase your marketability.