Decide if Teaching is For You
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Becoming a teacher is a big commitment. Here are some things you should understand when making your decision:
- Does California Need Teachers?
Watch a video message from Tom Torlakson, California State Superintendent of Public Instruction, about California's need for teachers.
- Would you make an effective teacher?
Describes the characteristics common to the most effective teachers. What is your passion? Follow these exercises and see what you think.
- What is Teaching Really Like?
Watch video interviews of experienced teachers.
- Types of Teaching
Provides information and videos on the three types of California teaching credentials.
- High-Need Subject Areas
Describes the shortage areas and subjects with the greatest need for teachers.
- Incentives and Financial Aid
Shows various sources of financial aid.
- Salaries and Benefits
Provides general information about salaries and benefits teachers can expect