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The Future Depends on Teachers

Explore the teaching profession, learn how to earn your license and find a path to teaching that’s as unique as you are.
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The Future Depends on Teachers

Explore the teaching profession, learn how to earn your license and find a path to teaching that’s as unique as you are.
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Are you ready to shape the future?

As a teacher, you’ll put your energy and creativity to work preparing students to tackle the world’s most difficult challenges, from pandemics to climate change and social justice. Great teachers are innovative and always in demand.

"As a future teacher, I want to be a role model for my students. My goal is to show them that their struggles don’t determine their successes. Throughout my schooling, I have suffered many losses in my life. I have seen firsthand how important a teacher’s role can be in a student’s life. During my most challenging times many of my teachers helped me to stay motivated and focused on the future. Recently I’ve had the opportunity to be a part of several elementary classrooms. My goal is to one day create a classroom environment that provides my students with encouragement and support."

Whitley Petonke—future elementary education teacher. Whitley graduated from Liberty North High School and is currently attending Park University.

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Understand the Career

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Future of Education

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Determine Your Fit

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Choose a Pathway

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Get Certified

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Get a Job

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  • 1-on-1 expert advice about becoming a teacher.
  • Custom tips and how-to guides for finding the right teaching program.
  • Interactive checklists to help with your teaching program applications.
  • $100 fee reimbursements when it comes time to apply.
  • Exclusive scholarship and financial aid opportunities.
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    Understand the Career

    What do teachers do?

    The Kansas City region boasts some of the most unique and diverse school models in the nation. Kansas City is even home to the highest-performing school in the state of Missouri. Join talented colleagues, make your mark and get paid for it.

    Get to Know Teaching
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    See the Possibilities

    Do teachers have a good future?

    Kansas City offers the challenges of a large urban area but, at its core, is a community that embraces change and strives for excellence. There is a secure future for anyone working in the classroom here, especially for STEM teachers. Are you ready to empower students to navigate and thrive in a changing world? Get to know your future coworkers.

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    Imagine Your Teacher-Self

    Am I a good fit for teaching?

    If you like a challenge, and daily gratification that what you're doing matters, teaching could be your calling. You bring unique skills and personal history to any job you take—but leading a classroom takes full advantage of both. In this career, you'll work hard while building skills that set you up to succeed no matter where your professional life takes you.

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    Choose Your Path

    How do I become a teacher?

    There are many pathways to becoming a teacher that you can take advantage of. From traditional educator preparation programs to alternative certification, anyone with the drive and skills to lead a classroom can find a way to licensure. We break it down in just a few steps. Get started by checking out our overview.

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    Get Certified to Teach

    What’s teacher certification?

    If the word “requirement” scares you, you’ll like our resource on understanding certification. Once you get to know which subject, specialty and grade level are for you, next steps just fall into place. Get a head start by getting to know certification in Kansas City.

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    Get a Job

    How do I start my teaching career?

    Once you're certified to teach, you'll probably want a job. (Give a mouse a cookie...) We've partnered with 8 school districts in the Kansas City area to bring you the nitty-gritty details about what working as a teacher here is like. Hear directly from your future colleagues and see what job openings might be up your alley.

In the Press

  • Announcing TEACH Kansas City

    TEACH Kansas City offers the support and resources you need to navigate the teaching profession, no matter where you are on your journey.
  • Elevating the Teaching Profession

    Kansas City Public Schools superintendent and senior program officer for Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation visited the FOX 4 studios to talk about their campaign with TEACH Kansas City to recruit more teachers.

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As a future teacher, my goal is to show students that their struggles don’t determine their successes. Throughout my schooling, I have suffered many losses in my life. During my most challenging times, many of my teachers helped me to stay motivated and focused on the future. Recently I’ve had the opportunity to be a part of several elementary classrooms. My goal is to one day create a classroom environment that provides my students with encouragement and support.

Whitley Petonke—Park University.