ERIC Number: ED435612
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
The Essential Career Guide to Becoming a Middle and High School Teacher.
Maloy, Robert W.; Seidman, Irving
This book gives step-by-step guidance about how to enter the field of secondary school teaching. It is intended for college students making choices about courses and programs of study, recent college graduates pursuing professional positions, experienced workers thinking about changing careers, and high school students planning for college. Two parts include nine chapters. Part 1, "Becoming a Teacher," presents the essential steps to preparation, certification, and employment as a middle and high school teacher. It includes: (1) "Entering a Career That Matters"; (2) "Teaching in Schools Today"; (3) "Navigating the Certification Maze"; (4) "Finding a Program That's Right for You"; (5) "Getting Accepted into the Program of Your Choice"; (6) "Succeeding as a Student of Teaching"; and (7) "Finding Your First Job in Teaching." Part 2, "Profiles and Resources," brings together essential facts from various sources in a format that prospective teachers can use when making decisions about how best to prepare for a career in teaching. This section offers: (8) "State-by-State Profiles for New Teachers" and (9) "Directory of Resources." References are contained at the end. (SM)
Descriptors: Career Change, Career Choice, Career Planning, High Schools, Higher Education, Middle School Teachers, Middle Schools, Preservice Teacher Education, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Certification, Teacher Employment
Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc., P.O. Box 5007, Westport, CT 06881 ($45). Tel: 800-225-5800 (Toll Free); Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Published by Bergin & Garvey.