Teacher Certification

Special Education Certification

Special education serves students who have a variety of unique needs that may be physical, academic or behavioral. While some special education teachers provide instruction in basic literacy and life skills to students with severe cognitive, emotional and physical impairments, the majority of teachers in this field work with children whose disabilities are in the […]

CBEST: The California Basic Educational Skills Test

If you plan on teaching in California (or possibly Oregon), you may need to take the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST). This standardized test measures competency in reading, mathematics and writing skills that are fundamental requirements to be a teacher. Effectively, the CBEST serves the same function as the Praxis II exam does in […]

The Pros and Cons of Alternative Teacher Certification

If you feel passionate about the knowledge you have gained through studying or working in an area other than education, and you would like to share that knowledge with the next generation, alternative certification could be your route to the classroom. Alternative teacher certification programs began to proliferate in the 1980s as a response to […]

5 Unique Alternative Certification Programs

Looking to teach in a public school after studying or working in a field other than education? It’s never too late if you’re willing to learn. These five alternative teacher certifications will get you into a public school classroom and allow you to earn your professional certification while you are actually teaching. Whether you want […]

ESL Job Opportunities in New York

Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) is a demanding yet incredibly rewarding job that requires passionate teachers who want to make a difference. As schools across America experience a continued growth of diversity in their student bodies, the demand for ESL teachers is on the rise. New York is one state with a high […]

Obama Grants No Child Left Behind Waivers to 10 States

Five months ago, President Obama asked the U.S. Department of Education to offer greater flexibility to states suffering from the rigid requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act. On February 9, 2012, the President has announced that relief will be granted to the following 10 states: Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Minnesota, New Jersey, Oklahoma, […]