Career Day So you think you might want to be a teacher?

Why become a teacher?

  • You should want to help people
  • you should like children
  • you should like your subject
  • you can get a job with a 4 year college degree
  • you can make a difference in someone's life
  • Starting salary Cairo-Durham and Bethlehem $45,000 with only 4 year degree
  • you will be a 10 month employee
  • you will have health insurance and a pension after 30 years of service
  • you should like working with diverse populations
  • there is a lot of freedom day to day in the job
  • there is job stabliity

Don't become a teacher if....

  • you have trouble controlling your emotions
  • if you are not self motivated
  • you don't have a sense of humor
  • if you don't like children
  • if you are not organized
  • if you don't like talking in front of groups
  • if you need to have your work recognized and praised frequently
  • i f you have bad people skills
  • if you don't really love teaching
  • if you have trouble getting up early

How to become a teacher?

  • you need a 4 year bachelor's degree in education
  • Community College is a great place to start
  • St. Rose, SUNY Albany, Siena
  • you will need to do an internship at a school - towards the end of your bachelor's degree
  • eventually you will need a master's degree

Last bits of advice

  • dress professional
  • make sure you are happy at your job most of the time


Created with images by jerrykimbrell10 - "smiling teacher female" • TeroVesalainen - "chalkboard education question mark" • Kt Ann - "Stop Sign" • langll - "girl redhead female" • L.Bö - "Joul's scream"

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