any teachers out there?
i was really considering becoming an elementary teacher..
but someone just recently told me that they will have to go their first year w/out pay? is that true and why is that?
i mean it wouldnt stop me from wanting to be one but i was just curious.
was it hard for you..your first year financially? and how old were you?
thanks so much.. any info would really help me!!
to be a teacher, you have to go through a teacher credential program where you gain experience by student teaching for two semesters in a real classroom…student teaching does not pay anything…
sometimes, you can become a teacher through internship where some programs offer paid internship, but that’s rare…you’ll need to check what’s available in your state…
student teaching does not count as your first year of teaching…it’s just student teaching…
I worked my way through college and was able to get a couple of scholarships and loans which really helped. At the time it didn’t seem all that hard, but I began working on my degree fresh out of high school. I didn’t have a husband or family that depended on me.
I am now in my early 30’s and still enjoy teaching. I enjoy spending time with my children during the summer when I am not attending workshops!! If I had it all to do over again I would still become a teacher!!!
Check your state department’s website and universities to see if there are any scholarships available. If I had to do it all over again I would apply for every scholarship I could get my hands on.
Good Luck and God Bless!!!
Every state and every school has a different situation. Check with your school, and be sure to check in with the financial aid department. If you are in an unpaid internship, you may be able to get loans/grants/scholarships.
I got a full-time, regular salary job the first year after I graduated.
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