What are the requirements and/or qualifications to becoming a Early Childhood Teacher?

I live in the state of Arizona and have always been very interested in Early Childhood Education. I was wondering exactly what the requirments are to becoming a Teacher in this field? How many credits you need, what type of degree, and if you need any other certificates....?

Asked By: billysgrll - 8/13/2008
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I don't know specifically about AZ, but in most places you just get a BA or a BS in Early Childhood Education, and after graduating, you apply for jobs. In my experience, though, you'll increase your chances of getting *some* job if you're certified in Early Childhood AND Elementary Education (through 6th or 8th grade... More
Answered By: LindaPam - 8/13/2008
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Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Early Childhood [BEd(Tchg)EC... More
Answered By: p2000 - 8/13/2008
I helped out in early child at my school for OCI(On Campus Instructor). I had a blast doing that as well. I really enjoyed it. Well I think in order to become a Early childhood you must attend a Four year college and get your bachelors(I think) I can't remember. Sorry. Then you must want to love children and to teach... More
Answered By: Molly J - 8/13/2008
your Ba or Masters, patience,experience ( volunteer work or subbing as an aide) CPR /first aide. I'm not sure about AZ but in WI this is a must. If I were you I would go and ask an early childhood teacher in your school district and see what they recomend
Answered By: MayberryNR5 - 8/13/2008
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