My Life As A Teacher Essay

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My whole life I have been asked the question “What do you want to be when you grow up?” and every time I would have a different answer from the previous one. When I was younger, I wanted to be a teacher, but then it started changing as I grew older from a singer to a pharmacist and now back to a teacher. Throughout high school, most of my volunteer work dealt with teaching children how to swim or being a Sunday school teacher. While looking at my volunteer work on my college application, I realized that I really enjoyed the spontaneity and jocularity that stems from being in the presence of children and decided to set being a teacher as my career. Looking back, I have always thought getting a job would be easier than it actually is. Most careers require a great deal of education, training, and tests. Even after the whole process, there is still no guarantee on getting the job. The career I would like to pursue is a teacher, specifically an elementary school teacher. Becoming a teacher in California actually involves many steps including receiving certain credentials and attending teaching preparation programs in certain colleges and universities. There are many responsibilities in the preparation of being a teacher and actually teaching students. Being a teacher, is a very significant job that requires a certain level in education and preparation. According to the Chicago Tribune, “federal officials say that every child deserves a quality teacher --- one who has expertise…

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