- On 20 January 2018
Some people are certain from a young age that their calling is to be a teacher. Some simply don't know but wish to share language and culture and travel with the world. Others have fulfilling careers in another specific field and later decide that they want to become teachers to share their knowledge with the generations to come. In every case, there are a few steps to be aware of that are necessary to take in order to become a teacher.
First, though, it’s important to understand the full picture of what being a teacher entails. Teachers are responsible for developing or delivering language curricula for their students, planning and teaching courses, proctoring exams, and focusing on each student to help him or her achieve academic success.
Teachers can choose the environment in which they would like to pursue teaching, such as teaching at a university, secondary school, or a private language school, or even running an online course for students who are studying remotely.
You can determine what type of teacher you’d like to be—elementary, middle, high school, or higher education in a collegiate atmosphere—by gaining the best TEFL Certificate available and knowing what goes into each type of teaching assignment.