What do I have to do to become a kindergarten teacher?

Question:I know I have to go back to school, but what classes do I have to take? and for how long?

As an elementary school teacher, I can tell you that first you have to take a TAP test (I forgot what the acronym stands for). Next, you will have to be accepted by the College of Education within your University. After which, you will be taking such classes as Child Psychology, Philosophy of Education, Role of the Teacher in the Classroom, Children's Literature, Art for Elementary Teachers, etc., as well as a Special Education class and Diversity in the Classroom class. You will also have to get tested for TB before any short term "student teaching" experiences, referred to at my university as Practicums. I also believe you had to get finger-printed and a background check completed. Along the way, you will also do Classroom Observations and develop lesson plans. At the end of it all, you will have your Student Teaching assignment which usually lasts about 3-4 months. During this time you can take your licensure test in your chosen field. Upon completion and passing, you should be able to graduate and receive your teaching license. The whole process can vary depending on whether or not you attend summer classes or intercessions. From my freshman year until the completion of my student teaching, it took me 5 1/2 years. Of course, I played baseball in college, so I was unable to take classes at certain times due to practice and game schedules. Average person should take approximately 4-4 1/2 years total.
way to long you have to go to school for 4 years then teachers collage for a year. and they only start at 35 to 40 G's. waste of time and money any one can teach it.
I believe you will have to major in Early Childhood Education. Classes will probably include how to control the classroom, psychology, communication, as well as others that you will take in college. I think it takes 4 years, unless you want to get your masters degree, which for kindergarten you probably won't need. I think it's a great choice! Good luck!
first u get a Bachelors' degree in teaching.Only then u r eligible to teach in a school.All can't teach.One must have commitment and aptitude to take that profession seriously.
May be you can pick up the course in Faculty of Education and Social Sciences. They provide many different subjects. I guess this is suitable for you because they train you to be a good teacher with the method of montessori. International Diploma in Montessori Pedagogy. Good luck.
It really depends on the state and the school that you are going to. I would check your schools website for your state standards for teacher education. You would have to pass the PRAXIS I and PRAXIS II. Your school's website should have the passing scores for your state. Depending on where you live, you may or may not be able to get an actual elementary ed certificate. Some states have started breaking down the teaching certificates even further. For example, pa is working on passing a law that breaks it down from pre-k to 3rd grade, 4-8th grade, and 7-12th grade. So you would have to go for the pre-k to 3rd grade certification and there will be specific courses taught that for that age group. If you live in a state that is not planning on doing that, you will just go for your basic elementary ed degree. It will take you at least four years. You will have to take a wide variety of classes such as child psychology, educational psychology, fundamentals of reading education, teaching math to elementary schoolers, teaching science to elem students, a special ed class. My school does something called the "professional semester" where you have a block of professional classes that you take and you go out and observe and even teach some lessons in the schools. There is also student teaching, where you will go out into the schools and actually teach.

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