With the way technology makes everything easier from shopping to banking, now you can even study through the means of great technology. With distance learning, you can enroll in any school and pursue your degree via internet from the comfort of your own home. Now, if you’re interested in teaching and would like to get a quality education, there are a handful of top accredited teaching schools. So the question is how to secure your place?
Well the thing is, each school differs in requirements and it depends on how high its standards are. If you’d like a place in a top school, the best way to do it would be to look for a school you’d like to settle with and then find out what their requirements are. Only then you would know whether or not you qualify to be part of their team.
But if you’re thinking ahead and the time for you to reach tertiary education hasn’t come yet, then start doing all you can to make sure that you get into whatever school you want.
First, keep your grades up. All schools want to show the community that they are doing well by portraying students with good grades, so study hard and try getting maximum pointers and fill in all holes and gaps. You may think that because you’re young, you can party all night, sleep all day and worry about your studies later.
But this is where you’re wrong. It’s because you are young, you should focus on your education and start building up a solid profile to lean on. While academics play an important role, try taking up a second language if you have the time and finances for it. A class for French, Spanish, Italian, Mandarin or even Persian would add shine to your profile as an extra language would fall under the skill category.
Once you’re done with school and waiting on results before hitting colleges and such, spend some time gaining experience in the area you’d like to pursue your degree in. In this care, since teaching is your passion then look out for part time jobs that would allow you to gain some hands on experience.
Try tutoring elementary school children or take up a job as a preschool teacher or maybe volunteer to be a teacher’s assistant in a child education centre. By trying out a few jobs, no matter how small, builds up your profile.
In addition to that, as you leave school or a job you’ve worked at, do approach those who’ve coached you maybe a teacher, principal, employer or even the head of department and ask for a written and certified testimonial or reference letter about your work ethics, personality, and ability and so on.
Attach these letters along with your application when signing up for a place in the online teaching school, and you’d definitely be able to get a place. Once they see that you’ve been recommended by someone who has got experience working or teaching you, they will see you as an independent student to join their community.