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The 6 Steps
1. Decide if Teaching is for You
2. Understand the Requirements
3. Make and Follow Your Plan
4. Find the Right Preparation Program
5. Find Financial Aid
6. Find a Teaching Job
Who Are You?
Web Site Index
My Career Plan
Share TEACH California
Six Steps to Becoming a Teacher
Decide if Teaching is For You
Do We Need Teachers?
Would you make an effective teacher?
What is Teaching Really Like?
What are the Types of Teaching?
What are the High-Need Subject Areas?
Are there Incentives and Financial Aid available?
Can I Find a California Teaching Job?
Understand the Requirements
Elementary (multiple subject) credential requirements
Secondary/middle (single subject) credential requirements
Special education (education specialist) credential requirements
Career-Technical Education (Vocational Education)
Have prior teaching experience
Make and Follow Your Plan
to your Personal Career Plan
High School Student?
Have a Bachelor's Degree?
Licensed to Teach by Another State?
Licensed to Teach by Another Country?
Former California Teacher?
Find the Right Preparation Program
Find Financial Aid
What are the types of financial aid?
Who qualifies for financial aid?
What is the application process?
What are the sources of financial aid?
What's available if you are from another state?
Find a Teaching Job