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The Future Depends on Teachers

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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Together, we have the ability to change lives. Let’s continue to change the world, one child at a time.

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How to Earn Your License

To become a teacher, you’ll need to earn a bachelor’s degree, complete a teacher prep program, and apply for a professional license. Most states have four main paths. Check with your state contact!

Bachelor’s + teaching license

Earn your teaching certificate and your bachelor’s degree at the same time.

Master’s + teaching license

Earn your license while advancing your education. Many university certification programs offer master’s degree options.

Teaching license only

If you already have a degree, explore programs for working adults, career changers and more.

Industry credentials

If you have specialized experience and in a career and technical area, you may not need a bachelor's degree. Ask about using your industry credentials.

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TEACH is committed to helping individuals who are considering a career in education to navigate the path to certification. Becoming a teacher can seem daunting without an experienced guide, but the impact is incomparable. Teaching is the profession upon which all other professions are built. TEACH is here to help you start making a difference in the classroom.