How Can You Find Out what Teaching is Really Like?
Sometimes you have to actually try doing something to find out if you like it. See if one of your teachers will let you help out as a teaching assistant or look into volunteering with a tutoring program. You can also join a Future Teachers Club or a service learning program that might include tutoring activities.
Identify some steps you can take during high school to see if teaching is for you. Here's a printable checklist to help you get started.
If you have an AA degree, look into becoming a paraeducator.
If you have a bachelor's degree, substitute teaching is a great way to get some experience in the classroom without having to complete all the requirements for a credential. Learn how to obtain a substitute teaching permit.