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Cecille Navidad

To become an elementary school teacher, you can contact any local college through which you can pursue a degree in education. To earn your bachelor's degree, they will give you a prescribed list of courses that you must take (and elective courses you can choose to take if you want).
In terms of knowing whether or not you'd be good at this, I think you should look for opportunities to volunteer in this capacity around your community. Look at programs at libraries, churches, after-school groups, etc.
This will give you a little insight as to whether you enjoy the work / find it fulfilling, and whether you have a knack for it and would like to develop your skills further.

Answered 7 years ago

Cecille  Navidad

Harris Ambush

Elementary teaching is a wonderful arena to share your passion for teaching and children. 2nd grade is also a fun, yet challenging, age group. First, if you are in high school, I recommend talking to a guidance counselor. Also, I would speak with some of your favorite teachers at the school. Ask them for guidance and what they like and dislike about teaching. Depending on where you are located in the country, almost every state university or local community college has education programs. Also depending on where you are at in the country, there is a shortage of teachers in specific areas of education. This could help you to earn a scholarship or help you to get student loans paid off. No matter what, I would recommend doing some work with children of the elementary school age. You could babysit or volunteer with a specific activity you enjoy as well. You could coach athletics, teach music or art at the local community center. What ever you do, start to spend some time with children while you are their mentor. Good luck to you, and enjoy!

Answered 9 years ago

Harris Ambush