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Skills, knowledge needed for this field:

  • Ability to efficiently communicate with students, parents and colleagues
  • Develop strong listening, writing, and speaking skills
  • Possess characteristics such as flexibility, patience, innovation, positive-attitude, problem-solving skills, resolve, enthusiasm, dedication, open-mindedness, and professionalism

Develop your resume:

  • Gain experience through volunteer work with pre-schools, daycares, vacation Bible schools, camps, YMCAs, etc.
  • Be able to list strong references; present a clean background check
  • Pass PRAXIS II Examination
  • Join a Beta chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, a National Academic Honor Society in Education
  • Develop a stunning portfolio
  • Make the most of your student teaching experience
Age Focus:
Pre-School Middle School
Kindergarten Secondary
Elementary Postsecondary
Academic Coach Speech Pathologist
Literacy Coach Subject-specific
Special Education Vocational Education
Curriculum Director Human Resources Manager
Education Administrator Instructional Strategist
Employee Trainer School Psychologist
Guidance Counselor Teacher Assistant
Clinton Public Schools Meridian Public Schools
Copiah County Schools Mississippi College
Hinds County Schools Mississippi Department of Education
Jackson Public School District Mississippi State University
Lincoln County Public Schools Various Private/Christian Schools
McComb School District Vicksburg-Warren School District

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