Would you enjoy helping a child learn to read? How about teaching an immigrant how to speak English? Or helping a student succeed in algebra? As an educator, you can have a direct impact on the lives of people who need to learn basic skills like reading, writing, and math to succeed in today's world. If you would like to become a teacher, however, you must first educate yourself.
Getting an Education Degree
Education degrees help you learn about those you'll be teaching, and discover different ways to facilitate their learning. You often get to practice teaching as part of your studies. Your career training will provide a broad background in arts, English, math, and science. You may also get to focus on a particular content area for teaching older students. Some courses also emphasize teaching methods and techniques. Expect to earn a bachelor's degree plus a teaching credential (which may add another year of study) before becoming eligible for most teaching positions.