Education Teacher Preparation

Education Teacher Preparation Frequently Asked Questions

Below are answers to Education Teacher Preparation's most commonly asked questions.

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How do I become a substitute teacher?

You need a minimum of 62 College Credits with six of these in professional education or if you have a B.A. or above, six semester hour in professional education are not required. Please complete a substitute application with Washoe County School District and get a license. Call 775-687-9115 for further information.

Is teaching for me?

There are a wide variety of effective teaching styles. Some are content centered and some are student centered, but what connects the different styles together is passion, a love of learning, willingness to try new things, organization, empathy, and cultural awareness. Teaching is for you if you possess these qualities.

Should I use TMCC or UNR counselors to advise me about Education Teacher Preparation requirements?

Use both. Start with TMCC and then also make an appointment with UNR. That way you'll stay up with the latest requirements and you'll keep the flow of communication accurate and cross-referenced.

What is No Child Left Behind all about?

No Child Left Behind (NCLB) is federal legislation that demands more accountability of our nation's schools. NCLB requires teachers and classroom aides to have a high mastery of subject matters, especially math, science, and language arts. NCLB also demands consistent standardized testing for students on many subjects including math, reading, and writing. NCLB pushes the focus at school toward structure and standards, technology, subject mastery, and content centered classrooms. NCLB was drafted because educational leaders feared that the American educational system was not producing enough achievement-oriented, technologically-competent, and skilled graduates to compete within a fast moving and increasingly aggressive global economy.

Why does Education Teacher Preparation require so many classroom observation hours?

To get a teaching credential, one must conduct many hours of observation and practice in real classrooms. You will gather priceless ideas inside actual classrooms about subject matter, management, and lessons. The live classroom is where you experience deep learning so that you can become a great teacher. Also, at local school site, you start the process of networking and connecting with teachers and administrators so that you can more easily get a local job.