Login

Teacher Certification

Interested in becoming a teacher? Looking for info on your certification exam? Need to transfer your credentials to teach in another state? No matter what stage of your teaching career you're in, we have information and advice you can rely on. Stop worrying and stressing - start moving forward and helping students today!

How to Become an Adult & Continuing Education Teacher Quickly
How to Become an Adult & Continuing Education Teacher Quickly
by Erin Riskey February 2017

Are you considering a career in adult and continuing education but you're not 100% sure on how to enter the field? Keep reading to discover how to become an adult or continuing education teacher as quickly as possible.

teacher certification becoming a teacher
Advice to Educators Pursuing an Alternative Teacher Certification
Advice to Educators Pursuing an Alternative Teacher Certification
by Michelle Baumgartner February 2017

Alternative teacher certification offers opportunities for aspiring educators with backgrounds outside of education. If you're taking a non-traditional path to your classroom career, consider these suggestions for a successful transition.

teacher certification alternative teaching certification
Preparing Your Teacher Certificate for Teaching Overseas
Preparing Your Teacher Certificate for Teaching Overseas
by Michelle Garrigan-Durant February 2017

Many people interested in teaching outside the United States wonder about how to prepare their teaching certificate. Read on for more information on teaching requirements overseas, including additional certifications and other factors to consider.

teacher certification teacher relocation
How to Know if Becoming a Foreign Language Teacher Is Right for You
How to Know if Becoming a Foreign Language Teacher Is Right for You
by Michelle Baumgartner February 2017

Here are several considerations to help you decide if you should pursue a career as a foreign language teacher - no matter where you are on your career path.

teacher certification becoming a teacher
How I Became an Online Teacher While Still a Stay-at-Home Mom
How I Became an Online Teacher While Still a Stay-at-Home Mom
by Rachel Tustin February 2017

There is a lot to love about life as a stay-at-home mom, but the financial reality can be a strain. Putting your teaching license to work as an online teacher is a great way to stay a stay-at-home mom and supplement your income.

teacher certification becoming a teacher
How to Get Your Master's and a Teaching Certificate at the Same Time
How to Get Your Master's and a Teaching Certificate at the Same Time
by Amanda Johnson February 2017

Teaching at a post-secondary level requires a master's degree. Teachers at any level must also have the right certification and credentials. If you don't have either then you may have some work to do. Thankfully, there are ways to earn both at the same time.

teacher certification alternative teaching certification
How I Got My TEFL Certificate and Started Teaching English Abroad
How I Got My TEFL Certificate and Started Teaching English Abroad
by Erin Riskey February 2017

Have you ever thought about teaching English as a foreign language overseas but were unsure how to go about it? Look no further! Here you'll learn the steps I took to get certified and start teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL).

teacher certification teacher relocation
Things I Didn't Know Before Becoming a Substitute Teacher
Things I Didn't Know Before Becoming a Substitute Teacher
by Bill Sands February 2017

Being a substitute teacher can be a rewarding and enjoyable career choice, but it's not without its share of challenges. Read on to pick up some tips that will help you survive your initial foray into the world of substitute teaching.

How to Transition from Tutoring to Full-Time Teaching
How to Transition from Tutoring to Full-Time Teaching
by Rachel Tustin February 2017

Every teacher comes into the classroom through a different path. Some set out to be teachers, but others may come from other types of educational environments - such as tutoring. Understanding the path to full-time classroom teaching will make the transition as smooth as possible.

teacher certification becoming a teacher
What I Wish I Knew Before Earning TESOL Credentials
What I Wish I Knew Before Earning TESOL Credentials
by Bill Sands February 2017

Pursuing TESOL certification can be a valuable tool for ESL teachers, but it is not always the right choice. Before deciding to pursue this credential, you'll need to be sure that it properly aligns with your professional goals.

teacher certification teacher relocation
Why You Should Get Certified in the State Where You Want to Teach
Why You Should Get Certified in the State Where You Want to Teach
by Abree Murch December 2016

While you can expect to need at least a bachelor's degree and a clean background check to hold a teaching position anywhere in the US, the requirements to obtain a teaching certification vary from state to state. Getting your certification in the state that you want to teach in will not only make you more employable, it'll also save you the hassle of being restricted by reciprocity.

teacher certification teacher relocation
Fees You Can Expect to Pay for Earning Your CA Teaching Certification
Fees You Can Expect to Pay for Earning Your CA Teaching Certification
by Kyle Aken December 2016

Once you have completed your bachelor's degree, there are still some small fees to pay to receive your teacher credentialing in the state of California. These fees can vary dependent upon the specific credentialing you are seeking as well as the specific tests you must complete. You can apply and find other pertinent information on the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing website.

teacher certification becoming a teacher
Should You Earn Your Texas Teacher Certification Online?
Should You Earn Your Texas Teacher Certification Online?
by Megan Patton December 2016

Perhaps you're thinking of changing careers to teaching in the Lone Star State. Or maybe you've always dreamed of becoming a teacher but you just can't manage to fit college into your life. Online teaching certification might just be the right choice for you. Let's discuss!

teacher certification alternative teaching certification
How to Prep for the Essay Portion of Your Teacher Certification
How to Prep for the Essay Portion of Your Teacher Certification
by Rachael Pasini November 2016

Writing is one of the core skills you need to master before earning your teacher certification. Here are some tips on preparing for the writing portion of your certification exam.

teacher certification teacher certification study tips
Can I Start Teaching Before I Am Certified?
Can I Start Teaching Before I Am Certified?
by Rachel Tustin November 2016

When entering the teaching profession, you may wonder if you can begin teaching without a teacher's credential. The truth is it depends on where you want to teach. There are many options for people who don't have a credential to teach, it just depends on your level of education and long-term goals.

teacher certification becoming a teacher
The Benefits of Earning Dual Certification as a New Teacher
The Benefits of Earning Dual Certification as a New Teacher
by Rachael Pasini January 2017

Dual certification expands your reach and offers a wider range of teaching opportunities. Consider these benefits when deciding whether a dual certification program is right for you.

teacher certification becoming a teacher
What You Should Know Before Pursuing a Special Education Certification
What You Should Know Before Pursuing a Special Education Certification
by Bill Sands November 2016

Acquiring a special education certification is a lengthy process that requires years of dedicated study. Learn more about these programs and the types of commitment that candidates will be expected to make.

teacher certification becoming a teacher
The Certifications You Need to Transition from Teaching to Administration
The Certifications You Need to Transition from Teaching to Administration
by Rachel Tustin November 2016

Many teachers spend a few years in the classroom then decide to move into administration. It may be with the goal of serving in a curriculum leadership position. In other cases, it may be to serve as an assistant principal or even principal. Whatever your goal, depending on your state, there are a variety of paths available.

teacher certification teacher professional development
The Subjects New Early Childhood Teachers Need to Study
The Subjects New Early Childhood Teachers Need to Study
by Rachael Pasini November 2016

If you're a new early childhood educator, your learning doesn't stop once you enter the classroom. Here are some of the subjects you should keep studying to provide a well-rounded education for your students.

teacher certification teacher certification study tips
Which Skills Do Teacher Certification Exams Emphasize?
Which Skills Do Teacher Certification Exams Emphasize?
by Erin Riskey November 2016

As a prospective teacher, you're probably well aware that certification exams are a major deciding factor when it comes to getting certified and licensed to teach in your state. Keep reading to find out which skills are emphasized on these exams.

teacher certification teacher certification study tips
The Mistakes That Could Prevent Your Teacher Certification
The Mistakes That Could Prevent Your Teacher Certification
by Rachel Tustin December 2016

Receiving your teacher's license should be a happy moment in your life. Unfortunately, for some of us, the past may come back to stop us from receiving a teacher's license. There are a variety of reasons this happens, and most are avoidable if you plan ahead.

teacher certification teacher professional development
What You Need to Know About Teacher Certification Reciprocity
What You Need to Know About Teacher Certification Reciprocity
by Melissa Kreindel November 2016

You've spent a lot of time and effort getting your teaching certificate in the state where you live. But what if you decide to move to a different state? Is your teaching certificate valid? Do you have to start all over again? Let's explore the different scenarios you might face when you want to be a teacher in a different state.

teacher certification teacher relocation
Finding the Best Teacher Certification Programs for You
Finding the Best Teacher Certification Programs for You
by Rachel Tustin November 2016

Choosing the right teacher certification program is an important step on the path to your own classroom. There are many options available depending on whether or not you already have a degree, ranging from traditional to online programs. Before you decide, you need to weigh the pros and cons of all the options.

teacher certification becoming a teacher
Distance Education Courses That Can Help Teachers Relocate Easily
Distance Education Courses That Can Help Teachers Relocate Easily
by Megan Patton November 2016

Relocating can be daunting, especially if you have to transfer your teaching license to a new state. When you're faced with all the challenges of stetting up a new life, distance learning opportunities can help you transfer your teaching license to your new state of residence.

teacher certification teacher relocation
How to Fit Studying for Your Teacher Certification into Your Schedule
How to Fit Studying for Your Teacher Certification into Your Schedule
by Lindsay Mattison November 2016

There are specific strategies for how to fit studying for your teacher certification into an already busy schedule. Here we break down some useful steps to help you get organized and find time to study.

teacher certification teacher certification study tips
Are There Scholarships for Alternative Teaching Certification Programs?
Are There Scholarships for Alternative Teaching Certification Programs?
by Lindsay Mattison October 2016

There are many scholarship resources available to you as you seek your Alternative Teaching Certification. Learn more about these opportunities to find out if any are right for you.

teacher certification alternative teaching certification
Which Type of Teacher Certification Is Right for You?
Which Type of Teacher Certification Is Right for You?
by Rachael Pasini October 2016

Are you interested in a teaching career but not sure which certification to choose? Here is an overview of some of the major certification programs and what you can expect.

teacher certification becoming a teacher
How Should I Practice for Praxis Math Problems?
How Should I Practice for Praxis Math Problems?
by Bill Sands October 2016

The Praxis is a series of exams designed to test aspiring teachers' knowledge and competency. Here, you can learn some useful strategies and pick up helpful tips for math problems on the Praxis.

Pros & Cons of Earning Your Teacher Certification in More Subjects
Pros & Cons of Earning Your Teacher Certification in More Subjects
by Rachel Tustin October 2016

As educators, we sometimes decide we want to teach different subjects or specific populations that require additional certifications. While this can be an option that opens doors in our teaching careers, there are also typically some costs involved. As educators, we must weigh the options before deciding if we want to spend the time and money pursuing additional certifications.

teacher certification teacher professional development
Which Praxis Tests Does Utah Require for New Teachers?
Which Praxis Tests Does Utah Require for New Teachers?
by Erin Riskey October 2016

Are you a prospective teacher looking to become licensed in the state of Utah? Keep reading to find out which Praxis tests you'll need to take before you can enter the exciting world of teaching.

The Best Way to Study for Your Praxis Test
The Best Way to Study for Your Praxis Test
by Bill Sands October 2016

Getting ready for the Praxis exam requires aspiring teachers to prepare extensively. Pick up some helpful study tips to help you get ready and ace this test.

Steps to Take Before Moving States as a Teacher
Steps to Take Before Moving States as a Teacher
by Rachel Tustin October 2016

Moving states as a teacher can be a stressful, and sometimes daunting task. This is especially true if you have been in a single state, school district, or even a school for several years. However, there are some steps you can take to make transitioning your license as stress free as possible.

teacher certification teacher relocation
How to Transition From Substitute Teaching to Full Time
How to Transition From Substitute Teaching to Full Time
by Rachel Tustin October 2016

Substitute teaching is a wonderful way to gain practical experience in the classroom for those who are interested in a teaching career. There are some practical steps you need to take, however, as you consider a career in full time teaching.

teacher certification teacher professional development
How You Can Become a Certified Teacher with Only a Bachelor's Degree
How You Can Become a Certified Teacher with Only a Bachelor's Degree
by Rachel Tustin October 2016

Many times we change our career goals between when we enter college as a freshman, and when we emerge on the other side four years later. In some cases, that leads us to contemplate teaching. We will look at some paths to teaching careers for those who didn't complete traditional teacher education programs.

teacher certification becoming a teacher
Should I Become a Teacher Right After I Graduate?
Should I Become a Teacher Right After I Graduate?
by Rachel Tustin October 2016

It happens to everyone after college that you wonder if the career you chose was right for you. You may have planned to enter the classroom, and wonder if that is what you really want. On the other hand, you may have majored in something else and are now wondering if teaching is a path to financial stability. In either case, there are some things you want to consider before you decide whether or not to enter the classroom right out of college.

teacher certification becoming a teacher
What Are the Praxis Core Academic Skills Tests?
What Are the Praxis Core Academic Skills Tests?
by Laurie Smith October 2016

When it comes time to test for your teacher certification, you may find yourself facing the Praxis Core Academic Skills Tests. Want to know what they are and what they cover? You're in the right place...

Strategies & Tips to Help You Pass Your Praxis Test
Strategies & Tips to Help You Pass Your Praxis Test
by Erin Riskey October 2016

Does the thought of taking the Praxis have you shaking in your boots? Continue reading below for some strategies and tips that can ease your worries and help you pass the Praxis.

Leaving Your Career to Become a Teacher? Consider ABCTE's Certification Program
Leaving Your Career to Become a Teacher? Consider ABCTE's Certification Program
by Laurie Smith October 2016

Sometimes people transition to teaching from other careers. If you are considering making the move into the classroom, you might consider ABCTE certification in place of a traditional master's degree to become teacher-certified.

teacher certification alternative teaching certification
Tips for Applying for Your National Board Certification
Tips for Applying for Your National Board Certification
by Rachel Tustin October 2016

Starting the process to earn your National Board Certification can be a daunting, but exciting prospect. In a way, it is a lot like completing several semesters of graduate credit in a year. However, with thoughtful planning you can make the process a little less stressful, and a lot more manageable.

teacher certification teacher professional development
How to Teach in the U.S. If You Went to College Internationally
How to Teach in the U.S. If You Went to College Internationally
by Laurie Smith October 2016

Foreign-educated instructors can bring a global awareness and cultural exchange to U.S. classrooms while filling vacancies within the system. How exactly does this process work, and what steps must foreign teachers take to secure teaching positions here in the States?

teacher certification becoming a teacher
Does Every Florida Teacher Have to Take the General Knowledge Exams?
Does Every Florida Teacher Have to Take the General Knowledge Exams?
by Laurie Smith September 2016

General Knowledge Exams are part of the assessment required to secure teacher licensure in the state of Florida. Do all teachers have to sit for this exam? Read on to find out...

teacher certification becoming a teacher
Why Teachers Should Pursue National Board Certification
Why Teachers Should Pursue National Board Certification
by Laurie Smith September 2016

On top of possible towering student loan debt, long hours, and low pay, why in the world would teachers invest nearly $2000 and a year of their time to become a National Board Certified Teacher? The answers might surprise you - and inspire you to join their ranks.

teacher certification teacher professional development
How Much a New York Teaching License Is Going to Cost You
How Much a New York Teaching License Is Going to Cost You
by Laurie Smith September 2016

Student teaching is over, and it's time to apply for your license. If you are planning to teach in New York state, here's a look at the fees associated with teacher licensure.

teacher certification becoming a teacher
Support