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Preparing for Teacher Education School

If you are considering becoming a teacher, your post-secondary planning process should begin as early as high school. Since teacher education programs can be competitive, it is important to plan your high school courses accordingly. Admittance to specific teacher education programs is typically in the third year; therefore, you will need to complete pre-education courses. Make sure that you takes courses in English/communications, math, and an array of electives that reflect the area in which you might wish to teach (science, history, arts) to ensure that that you are well prepared for the schools and programs that make your list.If you are still in high school, and are thinking about becoming a teacher, there are several additional things that you can do to prepare and increase your chances for being accepted into the program of your choice:Undertake to read and study ...Read More[+]
If you are considering becoming a teacher, your post-secondary planning process should begin as early as high school. Since teacher education programs can be competitive, it is important to plan your high school courses accordingly. Admittance to specific teacher education programs is typically in the third year; therefore, you will need to complete pre-education courses. Make sure that you takes courses in English/communications, math, and an array of electives that reflect the area in which you might wish to teach (science, history, arts) to ensure that that you are well prepared for the schools and programs that make your list.

If you are still in high school, and are thinking about becoming a teacher, there are several additional things that you can do to prepare and increase your chances for being accepted into the program of your choice:

  • Undertake to read and study independently. This is a good way to develop interests, expand your knowledge and improve your vocabulary and reading comprehension skills needed for school. This will also help you if admission requirements include an interview, since you will be able to impress the committee with the knowledge you have built up of terms and concepts specific to this area of study.


  • Admissions committees are often interested in a student's extracurricular activities and personal qualities. Consider joining (or starting) school clubs including athletics, musical activities, and arts and drama, especially if you have excelled in one or more of these areas. This is also a good way to develop demonstrated leadership skills which are an important aspect of a competitive application.


  • Work experience--paid or volunteer--can also increase your chances of being admitted and is an achievement often regarded highly by teacher education admissions committees.

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    Kaplan University  Campus

    Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.

    Programs Offered:
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    Keiser University Campus  Campus

    For over 35 years, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.

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    • Master of Science in Education, Teaching and Learning

     
    Kaplan University - KHE  Campus

    At Kaplan University, we offer over 180 degree and certificate programs.

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    South College  Campus
    Get the skills you need to pursue your dreams at South College, located in Knoxville.
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    Pacific Oaks College  Campus
    Pursue your education at Pacific Oaks College.
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    St. Thomas University  Campus

    St. Thomas University offers fully online business and education graduate degrees built on a 50-year tradition of scholastic excellence, community leadership, and faith-focused values.

    Programs Offered:
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    American InterContinental University Online  Campus
    One of the first fully online M.Ed. programs to be accredited by TEAC (Teacher Education Accreditation Council)
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    • Master's (M.Ed.) - Adult Education and Training

     
    Liberty University  Campus

    Liberty University provides a world-class education with a solid Christian foundation, equipping men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential for success in every aspect of life.

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    Colorado Technical University Online  Campus
    A degree from CTU connects you to what matters most: powerful professional network, real-world professional faculty and innovative technology. Once you earn your degree you hit the ground running.
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    Southern Technical College  Campus
    Get the hands-on training you need for career success at Southern Technical College.
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