Resources for Becoming a Teacher/Educator

Becoming a Teacher - AFT American Federation of Teachers

Teach.org - Recognizing that great teachers are critical for our children's life outcomes and for the fate of the nation, several organizations formed TEACH.org to assist anyone who is considering becoming a teacher.  TEACH.org is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, launched by Microsoft and the U.S. Department of Education.

Troops to Teachers - Troops to Teachers was established in 1993 to assist transitioning Service members and veterans in beginning new careers as K-12 school teachers in public, charter, and Bureau of Indian Affairs schools. The program provides counseling and referral services for participants to help them meet education and licensing requirements to teach and subsequently helps them secure a teaching position. Since 1993, more than 100,000 veterans have successfully transitioned to a career in education.

Teaching for a Living Article from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Direct Links to State Education Department Websites -  Certification Requirements, Lists of Teacher Education Schools/Programs, and Alternative Pathways to Becoming a Teacher.

Alabama

Becoming an Alabama Educator/Teacher - Links to approved Educator Preparation Programs school list, and certification requirements in the State of Alabama.

Alaska

Becoming an Alaska Educator/Teacher - Links to approved Educator Preparation Programs school list, and certification requirements in the State of Alaska.

Arizona

Becoming an Arizona Educator/Teacher - Links to approved Educator Preparation Programs school list, and certification requirements in the State of Arizona.

Arkansas

Becoming an Arkansas Educator/Teacher - Links to approved Educator Preparation Programs school list, and certification requirements in the State of Arkansas.

California

Becoming a California Educator/Teacher - Links to approved Educator Preparation Programs school list, and certification requirements in the State of California.

California Teacher Certification

California State Approved Educator Preparation Programs/Schools List

Colorado

Becoming a California Educator/Teacher - Links to approved Educator Preparation Programs school list, and certification requirements in the State of California.

Colorado Teacher Certification

Colorado State Approved Educator Preparation Programs/Schools List

Connecticut

Becoming a California Educator/Teacher - Links to approved Educator Preparation Programs school list, and certification requirements in the State of California.

Connecticut Teacher Certification

Connecticut State Approved Educator Preparation Programs/Schools List

Delaware

Becoming a Delaware Educator/Teacher - Links to approved Educator Preparation Programs school list, and certification requirements in the State of Delaware.

Florida

Becoming a Florida Educator - Links to approved Educator Preparation Programs school list, and teacher certification requirements in the State of Florida.

Georgia

Becoming a Georgia Educator/Teacher - Links to approved Educator Preparation Programs school list, and certification requirements in the State of Georgia.

Hawaii

Becoming a Hawaii Educator/Teacher - Links to approved Educator Preparation Programs school list, and certification requirements in the State of Hawaii.

Idaho

Becoming an Idaho Educator/Teacher - Links to approved Educator Preparation Programs school list, and certification requirements in the State of Idaho.

Illinois

Becoming an Illinois Educator/Teacher - Links to approved Educator Preparation Programs school list, and certification requirements in the State of Illinois.

Indiana

Becoming an Indiana Educator/Teacher - Links to approved Educator Preparation Programs school list, and certification requirements in the State of Indiana.

Iowa

Becoming an Iowa Educator/Teacher - Links to approved Educator Preparation Programs school list, and certification requirements in the State of Iowa.

Kansas

Becoming a Kansas Educator/Teacher - Links to approved Educator Preparation Programs school list, and certification requirements in the State of Kansas.

Kentucky

Becoming a Kentucky Educator/Teacher - Links to approved Educator Preparation Programs school list, and certification requirements in the State of Kentucky.

Louisiana

Becoming a Louisiana Educator/Teacher - Links to approved Educator Preparation Programs school list, and certification requirements in the State of Louisiana.

Maine

Becoming a Maine Educator/Teacher - Links to approved Educator Preparation Programs school list, and certification requirements in the State of Maine.

Maryland

Becoming a Maryland Educator/Teacher - Links to approved Educator Preparation Programs school list, and certification requirements in the State of Maryland.

Massachusetts

Becoming a Massachusetts Educator/Teacher - Links to approved Educator Preparation Programs school list, and certification requirements in the State of Massachusetts.

Michigan

Becoming a Michigan Educator/Teacher - Links to approved Educator Preparation Programs school list, and certification requirements in the State of Michigan.

Minnesota

Becoming a Minnesota Educator/Teacher - Links to approved Educator Preparation Programs school list, and certification requirements in the State of Minnesota.

Mississippi

Becoming a Mississippi Educator/Teacher - Links to approved Educator Preparation Programs school list, and certification requirements in the State of Mississippi.

Missouri

Becoming a Missouri Educator/Teacher - Links to approved Educator Preparation Programs school list, and certification requirements in the State of Missouri.

Montana

Becoming a Montana Educator/Teacher - Links to approved Educator Preparation Programs school list, and certification requirements in the State of Montana.

Nebraska

Becoming a Nebraska Educator/Teacher - Links to approved Educator Preparation Programs school list, and certification requirements in the State of Nebraska.

Nevada

Becoming a Nevada Educator/Teacher - Links to approved Educator Preparation Programs school list, and certification requirements in the State of Nevada.

New Hampshire

Becoming a New Hampshire Educator/Teacher - Links to approved Educator Preparation Programs school list, and certification requirements in the State of New Hampshire.

New Jersey

Becoming a New Jersey Educator/Teacher - Links to approved Educator Preparation Programs school list, and certification requirements in the State of New Jersey.

New Mexico

Becoming a New Mexico Educator/Teacher - Links to approved Educator Preparation Programs school list, and certification requirements in the State of New Mexico.

New York

Becoming a New York Educator/Teacher - Links to approved Educator Preparation Programs school list, and certification requirements in the State of New York.

North Carolina

Becoming a North Carolina Educator/Teacher - Links to approved Educator Preparation Programs school list, and certification requirements in the State of North Carolina.

North Dakota

Becoming a North Dakota Educator/Teacher - Links to approved Educator Preparation Programs school list, and certification requirements in the State of North Dakota.

Ohio

Becoming an Ohio Educator/Teacher - Links to approved Educator Preparation Programs school list, and certification requirements in the State of Ohio.

Oklahoma

Becoming an Oklahoma Educator/Teacher - Links to approved Educator Preparation Programs school list, and certification requirements in the State of Oklahoma.

Oregon

Becoming an Oregon Educator/Teacher - Links to approved Educator Preparation Programs school list, and certification requirements in the State of Oregon.

Pennsylvania

Becoming a Pennsylvania Educator/Teacher - Links to approved Educator Preparation Programs school list, and certification requirements in the State of Pennsylvania.

Rhode Island

Becoming a Rhode Island Educator/Teacher - Links to approved Educator Preparation Programs school list, and certification requirements in the State of Rhode Island.

South Carolina

Becoming a South Carolina Educator/Teacher - Links to approved Educator Preparation Programs school list, and certification requirements in the State of South Carolina.

South Dakota

Becoming a South Dakota Educator/Teacher - Links to approved Educator Preparation Programs school list, and certification requirements in the State of South Dakota.

Tennessee

Becoming a Tennessee Educator/Teacher - Links to approved Educator Preparation Programs school list, and certification requirements in the State of Tennessee.

Texas

Becoming a Texas Educator/Teacher - Links to approved Educator Preparation Programs school list, and certification requirements in the State of Texas.

Utah

Becoming a Utah Educator/Teacher - Links to approved Educator Preparation Programs school list, and certification requirements in the State of Utah.

Vermont

Becoming a Vermont Educator/Teacher - Links to approved Educator Preparation Programs school list, and certification requirements in the State of Vermont.

Virginia

Becoming a Virginia Educator/Teacher - Links to approved Educator Preparation Programs school list, and certification requirements in the State of Virginia.

Washington

Becoming a Washington Educator/Teacher - Links to approved Educator Preparation Programs school list, and certification requirements in the State of Washington.

Washington, DC

Becoming a Wshington, DC Educator/Teacher - Links to approved Educator Preparation Programs school list, and certification requirements in the District of Columbia.

West Virginia

Becoming a West Virginia Educator/Teacher - Links to approved Educator Preparation Programs school list, and certification requirements in the State of West Virginia.

Wisconsin

Becoming a Wyoming Educator/Teacher - Links to approved Educator Preparation Programs school list, and certification requirements in the State of Wyoming.

Wyoming

Becoming a Wyoming Educator/Teacher - Links to approved Educator Preparation Programs school list, and certification requirements in the State of Wyoming.

 

 

 

 

 

New York

New York Teacher Certification

New York State Approved Education Programs/Schools List

Aspiring Teachers in New York City

 

 

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Resource Teacher

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Vocational

 

Special Education Careers List

Adaptive Physical Education

Administration

Alternative Placement

Audiologist

Behavior Specialist

Dev. Special Instruction

Early Childhood Spec. Ed.

Gifted / Talented

Hearing Impaired

Occ. Therapists/Assistants

Phys. Therapists/Assistants

School Psychologist

Sign Language Interpreter

Speech Language Pathology/Assistants

Spec. Ed. Teacher (Elem.)

Spec. Ed. Teacher (H.S.)

Spec. Ed. Teacher (M.S.)

Special Education Coordinator

Special Education Director

Teacher Assistant/ Paraprofessional Spec. Ed.

Vision Impaired

 

 

Staff Positions

Bus Driver/ Monitor

Business/Office Manager

Campus Monitor/ Security

Custodial

Dance

Food Service

Health Office Aide

Instructional Asst./Paraprof.

Maintenance

Parent/Family Liaison

Registrar/Enrollment

School Crossing Guard

Secretary/Admin. Assistant

 

Other Education/Administration/Teaching Positions

Academic Coach

Adult Education

Department of Education Staff

Athletic Director

Early Intervention

Before/After School Programs

Dean of Students

Director

Higher Education

Homebound Teacher

Human Resource Specialist/ Assistant

IT Support

Mentor and Volunteer

Principal/Assistant Principal

Public Relations

School District Level

School Nurse

Secure Care

Security Officer

Social Worker

Substitute Teacher

Summer Programs

Superintendent/ Assistant Superintendent

Test Administrator/ Coordinator

Transportation Director/ Supervisor

 

 

 

 

 

Resource Links

Becoming a Teacher - AFT American Federation of Teachers

Teach For America - We find and nurture leaders who commit to expanding opportunity for low-income students, beginning with at least two years teaching in a public school.

Association of American Educators (AAE) - The Association of American Educators (AAE) is the largest national, non-union, professional educators' organization, advancing the profession by offering a modern approach to teacher representation and educational advocacy, as well as promoting professionalism, collaboration and excellence without a partisan agenda.

Federal Education Association - The Federal Education Association (FEA) is a member-driven organization representing educators in the Department of Defense school system.
With its headquarters in Washington, DC, FEA is a global organization, representing over 6,000 educators in Europe, Asia, the United States and its territories.  FEA is a state affiliate of the National Education Association (NEA).

National Parent Teachers Association - The PTA mission is to make potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.

American Association of School Administrators - AASA is the premiere organization serving leaders who can learn from each other in service of students. As leaders of public education across the nation, we are in the knowledge business--the knowledge of what works best to meet the needs and address the challenges every day for every student.

National School Boards Association - NSBA is a federation of state associations and the U.S. territory of the Virgin Islands that represents locally elected school board officials serving approximately 50 million public school students regardless of their disability, ethnicity, socio-economic status or citizenship. Working with, through, and for our state association members, NSBA advocates for equity and excellence in public education through school board leadership.

National Association of State Boards of Education - A nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, NASBE elevates state board members’ voices in national and state policymaking, facilitates the exchange of informed ideas, and supports members in advancing equity and excellence in public education for students of all races, genders, and circumstances.

National Education Association - The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.

Canadian Education Association - With over 125-years of experience as the leading independent national voice in Canadian K-12 education, the Canadian Education Association is proud to launch the EdCan Network to support the thousands of courageous educators working tirelessly to ensure that all students discover their place, purpose and path.