Start Here to Become a Teacher

March 2019

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Start Here to Become a Teacher

Peppered with plenty of advice from practicing teachers, this book, the first of its kind, provides advice to people interested in teaching and allows aspiring educators to more wisely "comparison shop" among teacher prep programs by providing them with a listing of the nation's top 120 undergraduate teacher prep programs. Other highlights include:

- Calling out common myths about teaching and what teachers who are successful love most about their jobs

- The pros and cons of undergrad teacher training or delaying training until after earning a college degree

- An affordability index describing the places where renting an apartment on a teacher's salary is more or less feasible

- Getting advice on the best courses to take--and the ones to avoid

- Making sure that the student teaching experience pays off, helping to land the first job

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