Start Here to Become a Teacher

March 2019

Download report
Start Here to Become a Teacher

Peppered with plenty of advice from practicing teachers, Start Here to Become a Teacher 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

View all publications