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                                                 Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP), 114
AACS (American Association of                  American Council on Education




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  Christian Schools), 113                        (ACE), 114
AACTE (American Association of                 American Council on the Teaching of
  Colleges for Teacher Education), 113           Foreign Languages (ACTFL), 114
AAHE (American Association for
                                           MA  American Counseling Association, 114
  Higher Education), 113                       American Federation of Teachers
AAPT (American Association of Physics            (AFT), 114
  Teachers), 114                               applications, graduate school, 38–39
AASCU (American Association of State           Arizona teacher certification, 66
                                     D

  Colleges and Universities), 114              Arkansas teacher certification, 66
AATSP (American Association of                 art teachers, 51
                               TE


  Teachers of Spanish and                      assistant principal case study, 97–101
  Portuguese), 114                             assistantships, 41–42
accreditation, 40                              athletic directors, 54
                       GH




ACE (American Council on                       audiologists, 55–56
  Education), 114                              author case study, 79–87
ACTFL (American Council on the
                                               B
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  Teaching of Foreign Languages), 114
admissions directors, 55
AFT (American Federation of                    book resources, 117–118
           PY




  Teachers), 114
Alabama teacher certification, 66              C
Alaska teacher certification, 66
    CO




                                               California teacher certification, 66
American Association for Higher
                                               CAPE (Council for American Private
  Education (AAHE), 113
                                                 Education), 115
American Association of Christian
                                               careers
  Schools (AACS), 113
                                                    admissions director, 55
American Association of Colleges for
                                                    art teacher, 51
  Teacher Education (AACTE), 113
                                                    assistant principal, 97–101
American Association of Physics
                                                    athletic director, 54
  Teachers (AAPT), 114
                                                    audiologist, 55–56
American Association of State Colleges
                                                    author, 79–87
  and Universities (AASCU), 114



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122      Index



careers (continued)                               curriculum designer, 92–97
      computer science teacher, 54                museum educator, 106–112
      day care teacher, 50                        rabbi, 87–92
      dean of students, 55                        tutoring center owner, 101–106
      education consultant, 57              certification, by state, 65–70
      education researcher, 57–58           challenges, education major, 14
      elementary school teacher, 51         CHEA (Council for Higher Education
      guidance counselor, 54–55               Accreditation), 40, 115
      industrial trainer, 59–60, 72–73      child abuse/neglect workshops/
      K-12 settings, 49–54                    seminars, 13
      museum educator, 106–112              CitiAssist loan, 44
      music teacher, 51                     clubs, forming, 30–31
      outside of schools, 57–60             colleges
      overseas, 60–62                             academic environment, 24–25
      physical education teacher, 51–52           alternative instruction, 25
      preschool teacher, 50                       best education, 21–22
      principal, 56, 71, 97–101                   competitive edge with, 28–29
      private tutor, 58–59                        cost-of-living expenses, 19
      program/curriculum designer, 58,            distance from hometown, 20
        92–97                                     extracurricular/social activities, 25
      public health educator, 58                  graduate placement, 25
      rabbi, 87–92                                logistical criteria, 17–20
      reading specialist, 52–53                   personal criteria, 20–22
      religious studies teacher, 53               questions to ask, 24–25
      school library/media specialist, 53         reputation, 21, 22
      school social worker, 56                    selecting, 17–26
      school support/administration,              student-teaching program, 25–26
        54–57                                     transferring between, 23
      secondary school teacher, 52                tuition expense and financial aid,
      special education teacher, 52                 18–19
      specialist, 71–72                     Colorado teacher certification, 66
      speech/language pathologist,          computer science teachers, 54
        55–56                               Connecticut teacher certification, 66
      superintendent of schools,            corporate trainers, 59–60, 72–73
        56–57, 71                           cost-of-living expenses, 19
      textbook and children’s book          Council for American Private Education
        writer/editor, 59                     (CAPE), 115
      tutoring center owner, 101–106        Council for Higher Education
Carnegie Foundation for the                   Accreditation (CHEA), 40, 115
  Advancement of Teaching, 115              courses. See also colleges
case studies                                      economics, 8
      assistant principal and program             education, 6, 10
        coordinator, 97–101                       health, 8
      author, 79–87                               history, 7–8
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     introductory, 6, 10                  education researchers, 57–58
     philosophy, 8                        elementary school teachers, 51
     political science, 8                 employment, graduate schools and, 38
     psychology, 7                        EXCEL loan, 44
     related, 7
     school-taught subject, 8, 12
     social science, 7
                                          F
     sociology, 7                         FAFSA (Free Application for Federal
     teaching of, 24                        Student Aid), 43
curriculum designer (case study), 58,     Federal Direct Loans, 18, 43
  92–97                                   fellowships, 41
                                          fieldwork requirement, 9, 12
D                                         financial aid
                                                advice, 35–36
day care teachers, 50                           assistantships, 41–42
dean of students, 55                            Federal Direct Loans, 18, 43
debts, 36                                       fellowships, 41
degrees                                         grants, 41
      master’s, 27                              loans, 42–44
      statistics, 9                             Perkins loans, 18–19, 43
Delaware teacher certification, 66              scholarships, 41
detail orientation, 13                          Stafford loans, 19, 43–44
District of Columbia teacher                    work study, 42
 certification, 66                        Florida teacher certification, 66
                                          Free Application for Federal Student
E                                           Aid (FAFSA), 43

economics courses, 8
editors, 59                               G
education                                 Georgia teacher certification, 66
     accreditation, 40                    graduate Access loan, 44
     courses, 6                           Graduate Record Examinations (GRE)
     field, understanding, 23–24               defined, 39
     master’s degree, 27                       General Test, 39
     organizations, 113–117                    Information and Registration
education consultants, 57                        Bulletin, 39–40
education major                           graduate schools
     career possibilities, 49–63               accreditation and, 40
     challenges, 14                            admissions tests, 39–40
     perception, 15–16                         applying to, 38–39
     professional field connection, 5          attending, 37–48
     requirements, 6–13                        employment and, 38
     selecting, 27–28                          financial aid, 40–44
     state certification percentage, 25        Harvard, 45–46
     success sills, 13–14                      loans, 42–44
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graduate schools (continued)                 honesty, 78
     Michigan State University, 48           preparation, 77
     selecting, 38                           research, 76
     Stanford University, 46            Iowa teacher certification, 67
     UCLA, 46–47
     University of Wisconsin-Madison,
       47–48
                                        J
     Vanderbilt University, 47          job search. See also careers
graduates                                    corporate trainer, 72–73
     placement of, 25                        grade school teacher, 70–71
     salaries, 35                            high school teacher, 70–71
grants, 41                                   interviews, 76–78
GRE (Graduate Record Examinations),          letters of recommendation, 75
  39–40                                      middle school teacher, 70–71
guidance counselors, 54–55                   placement services, 74
                                             portfolios, 75–76
H                                            principal, 71
                                             references, 74–75
Harvard, 45–46                               skills, 74–76
Hawaii teacher certification, 66             specialist, 71–72
health courses, 8                            superintendent, 71
history courses, 7–8
housing budget, 36                      K
I                                       Kansas teacher certification, 67
                                        Kappa Delta Pi, 30, 115
Idaho teacher certification, 67         Kentucky teacher certification, 67
Illinois teacher certification, 67
Indiana teacher certification, 67
industrial trainers, 59–60, 72–73
                                        L
interests, inventory, 22                letters of recommendation, 75
International Honor Society in          loans. See also financial aid
  Education, 30                               CitiAssist, 44
internships                                   EXCEL, 44
      arranging, 31–32                        federal, 43–44
      availability, 32                        Federal Direct, 18, 43
      benefits, 31                            graduate Access, 44
      business for, 32–33                     Perkins, 18–19, 43
      payment, 32                             signature student, 44
interviews                                    Stafford, 19, 43–44
      courtesy, 77                            supplemental, 44
      dress, 77                               undergraduate, deferring, 42
      following up, 78                  Louisiana teacher certification, 67
      grooming, 77
                                                                  Index        125


M                                         National Council of Teachers of
                                           Mathematics (NCTM), 117
magazine resources, 118–119               National Education Association
Maine teacher certification, 67            (NEA), 117
major. See education major                NBEA (National Business Education
marketability, for college, 28–29          Association), 116
Maryland teacher certification, 67        NCATE (National Council for
Massachusetts teacher certification, 67    Accreditation of Teacher
master’s degree, 27                        Education), 116
mentoring teachers, 34                    NCEA (National Catholic Educational
Michigan State University, 48              Association), 116
Michigan teacher certification, 67        NCGE (National Council for
Minnesota teacher certification, 67        Geographic Education), 116
minors                                    NCHE (National Council for History
     education, 5–6, 27–28                 Education), 116
     selecting, 27–28                     NCSS (National Council for Social
Mississippi teacher certification, 68      Studies), 116
Missouri teacher certification, 68        NCTE (National Council for Teachers
Montana teacher certification, 68          of English), 116
museum educator case study, 106–112       NCTM (National Council of Teachers
music teachers, 51                         of Mathematics), 117
                                          NEA (National Education
N                                          Association), 117
                                          Nebraska teacher certification, 68
National Art Education Association        Nevada teacher certification, 68
 (NAEA), 115                              New Hampshire teacher certification, 68
National Association for the Education    New Jersey teacher certification, 68
 of Young Children (NAEYC), 115           New Mexico teacher certification, 68
National Association of Biology           New York teacher certification, 68
 Teachers (NABT), 115                     No Child Left Behind Act, 24, 62–63
National Business Education               non-verbal communication skills,
 Association (NBEA), 116                   13–14
National Catholic Educational             North Carolina teacher certification, 68
 Association (NCEA), 116                  North Dakota teacher certification, 68
National Council for Accreditation of     not-for-credit workshops/training,
 Teacher Education (NCATE), 116            12, 13
National Council for Geographic
 Education (NCGE), 116
National Council for History Education    O
 (NCHE), 116                              Ohio teacher certification, 69
National Council for Social Studies       Oklahoma teacher certification, 69
 (NCSS), 116                              Oregon teacher certification, 69
National Council for Teachers of          organizational skills, 13
 English (NCTE), 116
126      Index



P                                        S
patience, 14                             salaries. See also careers
Peace Corps, 61–62                             admissions director, 55
Pennsylvania teacher certification, 69         art teacher, 51
perception, education major, 15–16             assistant principal, 101
Perkins loans, 18–19, 43                       athletic director, 54
philosophy courses, 8                          audiologist, 56
physical education teachers, 51–52             author, 86
placement services, 74                         computer science teacher, 54
political science courses, 8                   curriculum designer, 97
portfolios                                     day care teacher, 50
      contents, 76                             dean of students, 55
      defined, 75                              education consultant, 57
      formats, 75–76                           education graduate, 35
      importance, 76                           education researcher, 58
preschool teachers, 50                         elementary school teacher, 51
principals, 56, 71, 97–101                     guidance counselor, 55
private tutors, 58–59                          museum educator, 112
program designers, 58                          music teacher, 51
psychology courses, 7                          physical education teacher, 52
public health educators, 58                    preschool teacher, 50
public speaking skills, 13                     principal, 56
pulpit clergy, 92                              private tutor, 59
                                               public health educator, 58
R                                              rabbi, 92
                                               reading specialist, 53
rabbi case study, 87–92                        religious studies teacher, 53
reading specialists, 52–53                     school library/media specialist, 53
references, 74–75                              school social worker, 56
religious studies teachers, 53                 secondary school teacher, 52
reputation, college, 21, 22                    special education teacher, 52
requirements                                   speech/language pathologist, 56
      course, 7–8                              superintendent of schools, 57
      education majors, typical, 10–12         Teach Corps, 62
      student teaching/fieldwork, 9            Teach For America, 63
      success skills, 13–14                    trainer, 60
research, interview, 76                        tutoring center owner, 106
resources                                      variation, 49
      books, 117–118                           writer/editor, 59
      education organization, 113–117    scholarships, 41
      magazines, 118–119                 school library/media specialists, 53
Rhode Island teacher certification, 69   school social workers, 56
royalties, 86                            secondary school teachers, 52
                                                                    Index        127

Signature student loan, 44                       middle school, 70–71
social science courses, 7                        music, 51
sociology courses, 7                             physical education, 51–52
South Carolina teacher certification, 69         preschool, 50
South Dakota teacher certification, 69           religious studies, 53
special education teachers, 52                   secondary school, 52
specialist careers, 71–72                        special education, 51
speech/language pathologists, 55–56              student, 33–35
Stafford loans, 19, 43–44                  Tennessee teacher certification, 69
Stanford University, 46                    Texas teacher certification, 69
student teaching                           transfers, college, 23
      appreciation expression, 35          transportation, 36
      availability, 34                     tuition expense, 18
      college program, 25–26               tutoring center owner case study,
      difficult classrooms and, 35           101–106
      meetings before, 33–34
      presence, 34
      requirement, 9, 12
                                           U
      teacher, meeting with, 34            UCLA, 46–47
students                                   United States Department of Education
      live/work after graduation, 21        (USDOE), 117
      long-term goals, 20–21               University of Wisconsin-Madison,
study groups, forming, 30–31                47–48
superintendent of schools, 56–57, 71       Utah teacher certification, 69


T                                          V
Teach Corps, 62                            Vanderbilt University, 47
Teach For America, 62–63                   Vermont teacher certification, 69
teacher certification, 65–70               Virginia teacher certification, 70
Teacher Education Accreditation            volunteer work, 29, 60–61
  Council (TEAC), 117
teachers                                   W
     art, 51
                                           Washington teacher certification, 70
     computer science, 54
                                           West Virginia teacher certification, 70
     day care, 50
                                           Wisconsin teacher certification, 70
     elementary school, 51
                                           work study, 42
     grade school, 70–71
                                           writers, 59, 79–87
     high school, 70–71
                                           Wyoming teacher certification, 70
     mentoring, 34
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