Teacher Certification

How to Become a Substitute Teacher

School districts need substitute teachers on a daily basis to fill in for absent teachers. Assignments for substitutes range from a single day to longer term. If your long-term career goal is to become a teacher, beginning as a substitute teacher is a good way to gain experience in the field and try out the […]

How Long Does It Take to Become a Teacher?

If you are interested in becoming a teacher and are wondering how long the process takes, the answer depends largely on where you want to teach and where you are in your life. Each state has its own requirements for teaching certification, but some common steps are required across the country. Earn a bachelor’s degree […]

ITBS Practice Test Options

The Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) is a standardized achievement test that is used to assess K-8 students. The test is employed by private schools and several state school systems to compare student performance in basic subjects including mathematics, reading, language arts, social studies and science. Many states have also adopted the ITBS for […]

What is Emergency Teacher Certification?

Emergency teacher certification developed as an early attempt to address critical teacher shortages. It is a process whereby states grant temporary teaching certificates to individuals who do not meet the ordinary certification criteria. Emergency teaching certificates can only be granted in cases where no certified teacher can be found to fill a given position. During […]

A+ Texas Teachers

The New York Times recently reported on a Texas man named Jeff Arrington who ended a six-year career in law enforcement to become a teacher in Texas. Mr. Arrington is currently working as a classroom instructor while finishing his teaching certificate. What’s newsworthy about his transition to a teaching career is the fact that he’s […]

Top Schools in South Carolina for Teachers

Once you have your South Carolina teacher certification, it’s time to decide which schools you are going to apply to. Many teachers attempt to secure a position at the “top” schools in South Carolina, but what makes a school better than the rest is different for each educator. Here is a short list of schools […]