What options do you have if you want to be a teacher and didn’t get an undergrad degree in education?
Most districts will require you to take some college courses and pass the state boards before you get your credentials (they will have all the info on this).
Other districts will run their own alternative certification programs that you take while you are already in the classroom on a temporary certificate. Once you finish the courses you need to pass the state boards to get your credentials. (Florida has its own tests for certification).
If you are really interested in becoming a teacher, find a school you would like to work for and talk to an administrator. They will be able to tell you what you need to do and then your face will be known when it comes time to get a job. Schools are looking for mostly Science, Math, Special Education, and Second Language instruction. Good luck.
You can also go for a Masters in Ed to get the courses necessary for a certificate. The upside to this is, while it will take longer, you’ll also start at a higher salary.
Another option is to get your MBA, in whatever and teach at a 2-year college. Most require their teachers to have a MBA, but you don’t need a teaching certificate.
With a Communications Degree, you could possible qualify to teach Speech. You may need additional coursework. Find out what CSET you will need to take. Or, take the CSET for Multiple Subjects and teach Elementary or Special Education.
They tests used to be called MSAT and SSAT. Now it is the CSET.
In other states, you need to have the same Degree as the subject you teach. But, there could be options. I just know about California.
Take the CBEST to qualify you to get your emergency permit to substitute teach, in order to get experience, Or depending on which state you live in, take their state test to substitute teach. Good luck!
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