While Im still in High School, where can I go to become a teacher early? I want to start teaching now.?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Maybe a third-world country would let you teach as a teacher without a college degree.

    In America, while still in high school, you can't be a teacher, but you can perhaps be a classroom assistant (probably as a volunteer, though). Or you can maybe tutor younger children or your peers. You might find work at a daycare center as an aide. During the summers, you could be a junior counselor at a camp.

    Once you have a high school diploma, you might be able to get work as a classroom aide. Community colleges have programs in early child development and maybe classroom assisting.

    To actually be a public school classroom teacher, you'll need a 4-year bachelor's degree in education to get a teaching certificate.

    Private or parochial schools might let you teach without a teaching certificate.

  • 1 decade ago

    HOW to become a Teacher

    Read this:

    http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos069.htm

    The traditional route to becoming a public school teacher involves completing a bachelor’s degree from a teacher education program and then obtaining a license. However, most States now offer alternative routes to licensure for those who have a college degree in other fields. Private school teachers do not have to be licensed but still need a bachelor’s degree. A bachelor’s degree may not be needed by preschool teachers and vocational education teachers, who need experience in their field rather than a specific degree.

    You'll need a BS in Education or whatever grade/subject you want to teach.

    That's a 4-year degree.

    Contact your State Department of Education:

    http://www.ed.gov/about/contacts/state/index.html?...

    Pros:

    You'll never be bored.

    You get to see children improve at something.

    You can make your job better by how much you put into it.

    You have creative control over how you teach.

    You get summers off.

    You get 2 weeks off at Christmas.

    You get 1 week off in the Spring.

    You'll get insurance and salary enough to live on your own.

    You will learn how to be an adult.

    You will learn how to set boundaries and take care of yourself.

    Cons:

    It's VERY demanding emotionally, and mentally.

    Depending on the age you teach, kids will eat you alive if you don't know how to handle yourself.

    You'll need to spend some of your own money for supplies.

    You won't earn enough to buy a home unless you marry someone who also has a full-time, good-paying job.

    Unlike many of your friends who work in offices, you barely have enough time to pee, or make a phone call.

    Source(s): I teach.
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    1 decade ago

    You could try applying at after school programs for kids. They have all kinds of classes and tutoring programs you can probably help with.

    Or work at a daycare or something like that?

    You're too young to do 'regular' teaching but you can definitely get some related experience.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    are you really ready for it?

    did anyone advise you to go for it

    if so, you can start of as a volunteer in public schools

    they will appreciate references

    if you just feel like it, then why dont you start

    with neighbors kids to tutor them.

    i found teaching iritating but rewarding.

    well it is great that you want to, i am looking

    forward to be your assistant.

    what grade level are you interested in?

    most public schools appreciate volunteers weekly

    who prove to be useful and show enthusiasm.

    Source(s): experience and college education programs
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  • 1 decade ago

    The only thing you can do without a degree is tutor. Do some research on tutoring places in your area.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You can volunteer to tutor some younger kids...

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