Teaching: More Than a Job

Why Teach?

Perhaps you're wondering what type of career you can pursue that will be both meaningful and progressive. Or maybe you are already working, but have been yearning for a change to a more inspiring and satisfying line of work.

Teaching offers an opportunity for you to affect the world by informing, enlightening and guiding young minds. Teaching is also a career filled with growth potential. If you enjoy helping students grow in knowledge and understanding, then teaching may be right for you.

See how teaching has changed the lives of these Teacher of the Year recipients and why they consider teaching to be more than just a job. Click on a teacher's name to watch his or her video.

How to Become a Teacher

First, determine the necessary steps for obtaining teacher licensure and certification in your state. There are a few ways to do this:

  • Check with your state's department of education or teacher credentialing agency.
  • Talk to other teachers.
  • Visit our state requirements page and choose your state from the list.

Not many careers can boast a commitment to one's community while offering a professionally satisfying experience. Teaching is a career that provides both.

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