A Career as a Teacher
Well-trained, enthusiastic teachers are perennially needed to instruct America's young people, and this need is expected to grow larger in the future. This book explores the daily routines, rewards, and challenges of a career in grades K-12 or early education. It describes many of the options within the field and the paths to becoming a certified teacher. There is a chapter that describes the skills and personal qualities needed by teachers, so that aspiring educators can determine whether the career is a good match. Casual readers will be able to relate the text to their own experiences in school and gain a greater appreciation for the work that their teachers do each day.
* Reviews *Series Review: Essential Careers
"The lively texts and photos in these hi/lo titles provide an in-depth look at familiar, high-demand jobs. The books provide descriptions and information on various kinds of jobs within the field, special skills, training and education, career development, and an employment forecast. References to information from the Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-2009 Edition support the fact that the featured careers are wise options that can withstand economic uncertainty."
--School Library Journal
Series Review: Essential Careers
"This series focuses on a core group of professions that will remain viable choices for young people into the foreseeable future and beyond as these careers provide valuable and necessary services in all communities. The titles feature clear, concise text accompanied by color photographs that show many example of workers in action...A number of helpful resources are included-a glossary of career-specific terms, lists of affiliated groups and organizations, titles for further study, and a link to the publisher's website that will be continuously updated. These short vocational guidance titles offer good, solid introductions."
--Library Media Connection