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There are many routes to teaching, but the first step is choosing a program. It’s important to find the one that best fits your needs. Here are our top tips for doing just that.
There are many routes to teaching, but the first step is choosing a program. It’s important to find the one that best fits your needs. Here are our top tips for doing just that.

Teacher Preparation Program Considerations

Teaching is a life-changing profession. You need to innovate and iterate every day to serve the next generation. And to be your best, you deserve quality training and support. Answer these questions to learn more about which approach to training is right for you.

The short answer: It depends. Here are a few options:

  • Four-year bachelor’s degree programs
  • Five-year bachelor’s degree program with student teaching additions
  • Teach while earning a certification post-college graduation
  • Teacher residency program post-college graduation, plus training for one year under a mentor and receiving three years of coaching 
  • How long is training?
  • Am I a content expert?
  • What experience will I need?
  • What else should I ask?
It's not too late

Upcoming Application Deadlines

It's not too late

Submit your application by Aug. 7 for Northwest Missouri State master’s degree programs. WGU and Emporia State’s masters programs are still accepting applications, too!

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