Being a Kindergarten teacher

by Kelsi Robinson

Why do I want to do this?

Teaching young children seems fun and easier than most jobs. I also like the idea of helping kids!

Career description:

Kindergarten teachers are responsible for fostering the intellectual and social development of children in the first phase of their elementary school experience or kindergarten.
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Summary of education and training:

Knowledge includes the conventions of academic language, including reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.

Requirements

You must have your bachelors and Associates degree. You must also pass your certification test, ec-6 subject generalist.
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Part time jobs that can help me achieve my goal:

Daycare and babysitting... or anything that has to do with interacting with kids.

Characteristics of a Kindergarten teacher....

-Nice

-Patient

-Caring

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Salary

The down side to this job for me is the money. I think dealing with what you have to deal with to become a Kindergarten teacher and to actually do the job, you should get paid more. But I do not plan on doing this my whole life so it's not that big of a problem.
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Summary

So in the end though there are some salary issues, I would love to be a kindergarten teacher. Working with kids who have no idea what they're doing somehow sounds fun to me. Helping them learn the basics sounds fun and somewhat easy. In fact, I think getting certified is going to be the hard part.