Monday, June 18, 2012

Need for elementary teachers projected to grow

There is no job that has as high satisfaction as being a teacher. Elementary teachers are no exception. The chance to open up a young mind to the world is an amazing experience. Even though many school districts are experiencing budget cuts and layoffs, the Department of Labor is forecasting that elementary teacher workforce will grow by up to seventeen percent in the next eight years.

Read more on: Average Teachers Salary

One must look closer at the school budget crisis in many states. Large districts are needing to tighten their belts. But even those still will have a high need in certain areas of cities that lack good teachers. Some school sites are just not attractive to some teachers. This is a plus if you think you can handle the situation. Also, special education teachers are always highly sought after. Some states that do not have any budget problems are still funding education and will need teachers. It all depends on where you plan to teach. Some districts in large states have more teachers than they need. But the fact that the elementary teaching profession is expected to grow is a good sign. If you are willing to relocate or take a challenging position in a high risk area, you can still get a job. Not to mention that you may get your student loans forgiven by teaching in these areas.

Every state requires some sort of teacher certification. All must have at least a bachelor's degree. States vary in other requirements. Do some research as to what your state of choice requires. Some even require you to pas a test, like the CBEST Test.

There are alternate ways to become a certified teacher that are available to everyone anywhere. >> For more info, go to: How to become a teacher and get a teaching job.

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You can probably work as a substitute teacher while working on certification.

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