What education is required to become an elementary school teacher?

I am doing a report on my career of choice, a second grade teacher. I am having a bit of difficulty finding a website or even a straight out answer to my question "What education is required to become an elementary school teacher?" Citations would be appreciated.

Asked By: ♥ - 4/10/2007
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you go to college for 4 years and get a bachelor degree in education. some states make you take a test before they will give you certification. you practice teach before you graduate college to learn how to put your lessons to work in a classroom. it's an apprentice level job. some teachers get their master's... More
Answered By: wendy_da_goodlil_witch - 4/10/2007
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You need a Bachelor's degree in elementary education from an accredited college or university. Then you will need to be certified by taking a test in the state where you plan to teach.
Answered By: Kieran's mom - 4/10/2007
Here's the website for the education department at the college where I teach. It describes the courses students must take and the exams students must pass in order to become a teacher. Of course, each college is different, and each state has different requirements (you should look up the education department for a... More
Answered By: kris - 4/10/2007
It might vary from state to state but here in California, you need a four year bachelors degree plus another year to year and a half of teaching courses (includes student teaching) to earn a multiple subjects teaching credential for teaching a self-contained classroom (mostly elementary). You don't have to have a... More
Answered By: maxma327 - 4/10/2007
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