Kindergarten teacher

By:Olivia Dechert

Do you love kids, molding young minds, and getting apples on your desk? Hang on to your glue sticks, because you're ready for a career as a kindergarten teacher. Kindergarten teachers prepare and educate students for the world. Starting with teaching the basics of math, reading and skills. Kindergarten is the first year of formal education, and kindergarten teachers work with children ages 5 & 6.

Teachers create lesson plans and teach those plans to the entire class, individually to students or in small groups, track student progress and present the information to parents, create tests, create and reinforce classroom rules, work with school administration prepare students for standardized tests, and manage students outside the classroom, such as in school hallways, detention, etc.


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Kindergarten teachers must have a bachelor's degree in education. Some states require teachers to have a degree in a specific area, such as english or history. In some instances, a master's degree is required. In addition, teachers must be licensed by the state, also known as state certification. Teachers in private schools may not need state certification.

Key skills

Patience creativity and communication

Why I whant to be a kindergarten teacher