the questions are for the teachers!!!!!!!!! What are the preliminaries?/preparations? How many hours do the teaching  courses last?Where we should practice? [Where is the profession...

the questions are for the teachers!!!!!!!!!

What are the preliminaries?/preparations? How many hours do the teaching  courses last?

Where we should practice? [Where is the profession practiced]Why we should continue studying it (Give 2 motivations)

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besure77 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

It depends on where you live. You will need at least a Bachelors degree to become a teacher. What kinds of classes you take also depends on what kind of teacher you want to become. You can become an early childhood teacher, elementary education teacher, or secondary education teacher. Elementary education teachers are usually certified to teach grades K-9 while secondary teachers are usually qualified to teach grades 6-12. Either certificate allows you to teach middle school. You can also go solely into special education or get a regular education certification but add a special education endorsement.

I believe one major reason to become a teacher comes out of a passion for learning. It is also a gift to be able to motivate others to learn-especially those who do not have the natural desire for knowledge.

I believe the best thing for you to do is talk with your high school guidance counselor. Teaching is a very rewarding career.

Ashley Kannan eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Many of the specific answers that you would need are going to be contingent on specific state and institution requirements.  Examining these specifics might be important in deriving your answers.  In the larger sense in why continue to study in the field, I think that this is highly subjective.  It has to be.  In my opinion, a field such as teaching requires an internal drive that lies within the individual.  I am sure that this is true for any profession, and is valid for teaching.  Why individuals wish to become teachers might lie outside of the domain of the external.  It is not for the compensation nor is it for the stature as much as it has to be for the individual and something that lies within them.  This requires reflection and pondering, but once this is found, the field of teaching and preparation therein becomes much more bearable.

missy575 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

If you choose to become a teacher, you can get a teaching certificate or credential during your 4 year college experience with good planning and a single major. If you are interested in more than one area of study it might take 5. If you do not decide early enough, it will take 5 years. A typical college experience is somewhere between 120-150 credits. A typical college class is 3-4 credits and a college student will take about 12-20 credits a semester.

We should teach because of the transmission of culture. If we don't learn from history or add to the body of knowledge we do not grow as a society. It takes a teacher to ensure this happens.

Likewise, we need to learn to learn. Teachers should work themselves almost out of a job. If teachers can motivate people to become life-long learners, we have achieved our purpose.

pohnpei397 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

A lot of the preliminaries and preparation are different from state to state in the US and would surely be very different in other countries.  When I was getting my certificate, it took roughly one year past the time when you would get a bachelor's degree.

Of course, teaching is practiced pretty much everywhere.  As to why you should do it:

  1. It is necessary to have teachers so that students can learn.
  2. Teaching is a very rewarding profession.  You get to form relationships with students, you get to (every now and then) see that you have helped them in their lives.