The Essential Career Guide to Becoming a Middle and High School Teacher


This guide brings together essential information, state-by-state resources, and thought-provoking discussions about the field of secondary teaching in one volume. In clear, practical terms, it offers a step-by-step guide to preparation, certification, and employment as a teacher in the United States. It addresses specific issues; choosing a college and university program or going through an alternative route to certification; understanding teacher tests, succeeding as a student teacher; and developing the resume, portfolio, and interview skills needed to get a first job in the field. A complete state-by-state listing of programs, including current U.S. News & World Report Top Fifty rankings and certification requirements rounds out this valuable guide.