Preschool Teacher

Stephanie Muralles 7/8

My Career

I want to be a preschool teacher because I have always loved children. The environment surrounding this career is very optimistic and enjoying. Ever since I have been taking care of my little sister, I have grown to love the little ones and spend time with them. I feel like I can carry on my passion towards them with this career.

Career Details

Education Needed

For most private and state school, to become a preschool teacher one must have at least an associates degree. Most teachers start off being an assistant preschool teacher rather than just jumping into the actual position. Most preschool teachers are required to be certified in CPR.

Some coursework that is required in a teacher degree program includes:

-Child development

-Classroom management and behavior

-Curriculum methods

-Instructional design/resources/technology

-Parent-child relations

Skills Required

The skills required for this Job are:

-team building skills

-supervisory skills

-stress management skills

-decision making skills

-teaching skills

-analytic & problem solving skills

Job Outlook

Employment of preschool teachers is expected to grow by 25 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. Growth is expected due to a continued focus on the importance of early childhood education and the growing population of children ages 3 to 5.

Advancement Opportunities/Related jobs

-Montessori Preschool Teacher

-Preschool teacher assistant

-Child Care Center Teacher

-Extended School Year Teacher

-Lead Preschool Teacher