Requirements for becoming a preschool or kindergarten teacher?

Okay, I would like to know the requirements of becoming a kindergarten or a preschool teacher. I am a para-professional at a school for behavior and mentally disabled elementary students (similar to a teacher aid). I am considering looking for a new job at either a preschool teacher or a kindergarten teacher. I have an associates of art general education. and a bachelors in University Studies (thats like a general education degree also) I also have a temporary certificate for teaching and I have 5 classes that focus on Early Childhood Education. I have also work and volunteered with early childhood students for more than 9 years. What other requirements should I have to qualify as a early childhood teacher or a kindergarten teacher in different states in america?

Asked By: Lolajean - 9/26/2007
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To teach in a public school system and most private school settings you would also need a valid teaching certificate. You might be permitted to begin working with the temporary certificate under some circumstances. Most states have their own certification systems and requirements. You should check with a university... More
Answered By: treebird - 9/26/2007
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