The Benefits Of Becoming A Teacher

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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 …show more content…
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 and credentials in his or her field” (Gutowski and Rado). Since teachers hold such an influential role in student’s lives, it is a given that teachers should be well educated to be able to teach children. The reason for credentials in certain areas is to have evidence that the teacher is indeed eligible to teach certain subjects. In order to teach in California, a Multiple Subject Teaching credential is needed and clearing this credential takes a great deal of steps and educational preparation. After clearing out this credential, a multiple subject credential or a multiple subject cleared credential is received. The credential is valid for only 5 years and …show more content…
It would be an honored to be someone the students can look up to and someone they can turn to for help. Throughout my time in school, I have met so many wonderful teachers who have inspired me to want to be like them. Finding the best career is an important choice in life because no one would want to do something they dislike doing their whole life. I have been trying really hard to find something I really enjoy doing and I believe that being an elementary school teacher is something I can enjoy doing the rest of my life. I would love to interact with children and not only be able to teach them but also learn from them. Teachers are an important role in education but in return students sometimes inspire and teach teachers as well. In a radio talk show, Charlie Rinehimer, a biology professor at Northampton Community College talked about “how important [his students] are in the educational process” (“The Students”). Students also play a huge role in education. While teaching students in class, many teachers may also be inspired or learn from their students. I would really enjoy not only being able to teach the students but at the same time be influenced by them as well. Teaching is something I have experienced and would love to do for the rest of my

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