Getting Practical Experience

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How can I learn to teach while I'm in school?

Getting Practical Experience

Ask your counselor for teaching assistant or aide programs, or internships where you can learn from practical experience while earning college credit. If your school does not offer such opportunities, ask about finding your own or volunteering and how that could be applied as college credit.

Even if you cannot earn credit, volunteer. It will be some of the best learning you will ever get. Actual hands on interaction with the students, teachers, administrators and parents can increase your knowledge base exponentially. Plus, it puts you in touch with those in the field and helps you network for future job openings.

Teachers Count (, United Way (United Way), Girl Scouts (, YMCA ( and a multitude of other organizations offer teaching opportunities and a chance to interact with the ages of students you'll experience with a K-12 degree.



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