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  • Develop excellent communication skills, verbal and written.
  • Develop good computer skills.
  • Obtain part-time, summer, internship, or volunteer experience with the age group you intend to work with in various settings: pre-schools, daycares, camps, community agencies, adult centers, YMCA's, etc.
  • Participate in co-curricular activities and related organizations to broaden skills, interests, and opportunities.
  • A Bachelor's degree is sufficient for certification/licensure to teach K-12 in most states. Obtain a master's degree for advancement and increased earning potential.
  • Advanced degrees are required for specialists, education administration, college teaching and other professional positions.
  • Maintain current knowledge of state and national legislation regarding teacher licensure.
  • Identify transferable skills learned in teaching applicable to alternative careers:
  • effective communication with people, verbal and written
  • teaching and instruction
  • program planning
  • organization and record-keeping
  • working under pressure and meeting deadlines
  • motivational skills, creativity
  • working autonomously, decision-making, problem solving
  • research skills