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Question by  Macro (122)

What is required to become an elementary school teacher?

I might like to teach kindergarten, too.


Answer by  SallyJ64 (3121)

Check with your state, but public schools K-12 require a licence, a college degree (BA or higher), and to pass the Praxis standards exam. Private schools have their own requirements.


Answer by  patti (29325)

You must attend college and major in education in order to be eligible for student teaching. After that, you must meet the criteria of the specific school system/district.

posted by Anonymous
This is incorrect. Many states, like Virginia, do no even offer a major in education. You need to get a licence, NOT a major.  add a comment

Answer by  tamkees (3203)

In most cases, you need a four-year degree in elementary education, a semester of student teaching and a state teaching license.


Answer by  KMcRae (714)

Different states have different individual requirements but at a minimum a college degree with a minor in elementary education would be a good start.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

This requires a 4 year bachelor's degree in elementary education. You can become a teachers' aide for elementary school with an associates degree.


Answer by  nupsmommy (375)

To become an elementary school teacher you would need to have a bachelor's degree in early childhood education. Early childhood applies to children from infancy to 8 years old.

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