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Understand the Career
What do teachers do?
With almost 900,000 students and more than 550 districts and charters, Missouri schools are as unique as Missourians. From small rural schools to large urban and suburban districts, there’s a classroom that’s right for you. Join talented colleagues, make your mark and get paid for it.
Choose Your Path
How do I become a teacher?
Whether you’re starting from scratch or already have a bachelor’s degree or experience, you have options. We’ll overview the steps you need to take and some of the decisions you can make along the way.
Earn Your Certificate
What’s teacher certification?
Once you get to know which subject and grade you want to teach, you’ll need to choose a teaching program and meet the state requirements to earn a certification. This detailed guide takes you step-by-step through that process.
Find a Job or Internship
How do I start my teaching career?
The best way to find out if teaching is right for you is to try it! You can get paid as a tutor, teaching assistant or afterschool professional while you earn your teaching certificate. When the time comes, you’ll be ready to apply for teaching positions.
Are you ready to shape the future?
As a teacher, you’ll put your energy and creativity to work preparing students to tackle the world’s most difficult challenges, from pandemics to climate change and social justice. Great teachers are innovative and always in demand.
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