Explore the Teaching Profession
Access personalized support to help you make the best decisions as you embark upon this exciting journey to maximize your talents while changing lives.
Access personalized support to help you make the best decisions as you embark upon this exciting journey to maximize your talents while changing lives.

Learn what it takes to become a teacher.

Discover what makes this profession great, what makes it challenging, and how to navigate your way to success as a professional educator.

  • Discover

    You want to know where you are headed. We’ll help you look at the profession from every angle.

  • Customize

    Use this interactive tool to customize your resources and plan your next steps.

  • Navigate

    Sort through certification requirements and research teaching preparation programs.

Celebrate Pride Month with TEACH.org

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This Pride Month, help us honor LGBTQIA+ teachers and the inclusive communities they're building. Learn best practices for growing a teaching career that supports educational equity.

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Everything you need to become a teacher in one place—for free.

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Sign up to get access to:

  • 1-on-1 expert advice about becoming a teacher.
  • Custom tips and how-to guides for finding the right teaching program.
  • Interactive checklists to help with your teaching program applications.
  • $100 fee reimbursements when it comes time to apply.
  • Exclusive scholarship and financial aid opportunities.

Learn more about our custom services in ConnecticutDallas-Fort Worth, Kansas CityHouston and North Carolina.

Explore customized regional resources.

We’ve partnered with state education agencies and local organizations in four regions to simplify state certification requirements and help you compare teacher preparation programs. No need to scour the web!

Considering teaching? Talk to an educator!

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The decision to teach is a big one. If you have questions about teaching, there’s no better way to learn than to talk with someone who’s teaching in your area right now.

Don't see your region? Sign up for our national program.

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Teachers have better work stories.

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Teachers get to be creative. Teachers get to be innovative. Teachers change lives every day by taking their unique skills, background and passions to work. It's no wonder they have the best stories. Want to know what zombie outbreaks have to do with sixth period? Watch the video, and don't forget to share your own #betterworkstories.

Gain hands-on experience.

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Another valuable way to understand if teaching is right for you is to get a preview of what it would be like to teach through hands-on experience. You can do this through summer internships, extracurricular activities, or opportunities that you might even design for yourself, such as creating your own work-study experience.

 

 

 

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Screenshot of the TEACH.org Teacher Preparation App

Find the perfect teacher preparation program.

Screenshot of the TEACH.org Teacher Preparation App

If you know that becoming a teacher is where you are heading, one of the first steps is to determine the Teacher Preparation Program that best suits your needs.  There are a lot of considerations, but if you know what to look for your decision will be much easier.

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