ERIC Number: ED472938
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
How To Become a Teacher: A Complete Guide.
Haselkorn, David; Calkins, Andrew
This guide to becoming a teacher includes six sections: (1) "A Snapshot of the Profession" (e.g, reasons to teach, the need to improve schools, working conditions for teachers, areas of high teacher demand, and how to find out more); (2) "Preparing to be a Teacher" (e.g., a primer on teacher education programs, three pathways to the classroom, online learning, mid-career changing, and finding financial aid); (3) "Teacher Licensure and Certification Today" (assuring teacher quality, moving across state lines, and standardized licensure tests); (4) "Opportunities for Persons of Color" (the need for teachers of color); (5) "Finding a Job in Teaching" (e.g., where the jobs are, teacher salaries, finding a job online, and teaching in nonpublic schools); and (6) "Making the Most of a Career in Teaching" (e.g., teaching and professional satisfaction and strategies for success). The guide also includes five papers: "Why I Teach" (Irasema Ortega-Crawford); "From the Bar to the Blackboard" (Dean Spencer); "Why I Became a Teacher" (Otis Young); "Giving Hope" (Jackie Stanley); "What I Found" (Susan Leeds); and "One for All" (Susan Coldwater Lloyd). (SM)
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Career Choice, Diversity (Faculty), Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Job Search Methods, Minority Group Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Shortage, Teaching Conditions, Teaching (Occupation)
Recruiting New Teachers, Inc., 385 Concord Avenue, Suite 103, Belmont, MA 02478 ($24.95). Tel: 617-489-6000; Web site: http://www.rnt.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Philip Morris Inc., New York, NY.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.; Prudential Foundation, Newark, NJ.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.; DeWitt Wallace/Reader's Digest Fund, Pleasantville, NY.
Authoring Institution: Recruiting New Teachers, Inc., Belmont, MA.