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August 26, 2013

Choosing a Career in Teaching

There are countless reasons to choose teaching as a profession. You may be pursuing teaching because you feel strongly about impacting student learning and development. You might be attracted to the autonomy that comes with having your own classroom. Maybe you were inspired to choose teaching as a p...

March 05, 2013

Start Your Job Search Long Before You End Your College Program

The time to begin thinking about your career in education is not as you are ordering your cap and gown! You need to be strategic throughout your program to best set yourself up for a successful job search. All college and university Teacher Education Programs require some kind of classroom obse...

January 02, 2013

Alternative Certification: ESL, Tutoring, Elementary Education

RECENTLY, A READER ASKED THE FOLLOWING QUESTION: I love to teach. I have tutored and taught English as a Second Language to adults as a volunteer. I completed a 9-hour tutor training program, however, the community agency has not sent the certificate. Because of my age, I do not see myself attend...

April 26, 2012

Foundational Skills Critical to Both Teacher and Student Success

Over the past few months I have been part of a few discussions that have focused on the ability and often inability of today's college students to articulate the benefits of liberal arts based education and a core set of courses at their respective colleges and universities. In many instances studen...

June 29, 2011

How Do I Transfer My Certification from State to State?

Because teaching certification is sanctioned by individual states, teacher candidates often wonder how to transfer their credentials from one state to another. While there are requirements that are unique to each state, the process is manageable. Here are some tips: 1) Begin with the State Certif...

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