How to prepare the student to become an English teacher in the future?  How to prepare the student to become an English teacher in the future?  

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I think that a future English teacher should learn a foreign language in preparation for teaching English. This will give the teacher a recent experience with what it feels like to try to learn a language and struggle to communicate ideas without the right words.
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It depends largely on where you are looking to teach.  In some states, Bachelor of Arts in English Education and a state exam are all that are needed.  In others, a Masters' degree is required.

Almost all states have a test of some kind.

Check the site below, as it lists links to the certification page for every state education department.  You can find information for your specific situation.

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