If you know that you want to become a teacher and are ready to enter college as an undergraduate or graduate student, you may be ready to pursue a traditional pathway to teaching! Traditional candidates may include:
High school students investigating options for becoming a teacher as part of their undergraduate degree programs;
Candidates who already have their undergraduate degrees and decide after graduation that they want to become teachers;
Paraprofessionals who have completed their Bachelor’s degrees and are seeking a post-bac pathway to licensure;
Candidates with advanced degrees who want to go back to school to earn a teaching license;
Individuals with Bachelor’s degrees who are seeking a teaching license as well as a Master’s degree.
Traditional pathways provide a range of options for individuals who want to become teachers. What these individuals have in common: the drive to make a difference in the lives of kids by becoming educators.
Traditional Preparation Pathway
The flowchart below describes the basic steps to becoming an educator by completing a teacher preparation program through an accredited institute of higher education.