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ERIC Number: ED472938
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 137
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-884139-13-2
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)
Recruiting New Teachers, Inc., 385 Concord Avenue, Suite 103, Belmont, MA 02478 ($24.95). Tel: 617-489-6000; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
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.