Teaching Credentials

Darlene Cavalier, Founder of Science Cheerleaders

Welcome to our Masters of Education series! Check back each week for another profile of an expert educator. Science and cheerleading are two disciplines that usually aren’t associated with each other. But Darlene Cavalier, a former Philadelphia 76ers cheerleader who holds a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania, found common ground for her two […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]