Introduction:
Follow your dreams and your heart, thats my moto. You should follow it too. My dream is to work with children and help them learn. If they are having a hard time at home, I want them to look up to school.Even though childhood education teachers do not get paid as much as other jobs, I feel as if money isn't always everything. I rather be happy in a job I love, then be misrable in a job making 95,000 a year. becoming a teacher is hard work.
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Requirements:
You need at least your bachelors degree and a state issued certification or a license for the first couples of years. Then you have to eventually go back to school and get your masters degree. Some states require you to major a certain subject, such as math, science or reading.

Pay: According to the Bureau of Labor statistics, median annual wage of kindergarten teachers was $48,800 in May 2010. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $31,720, and the top 10 percent earned more than $76,490.
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Benefits: Unlike many industries, layoffs and downsizing are rare in education. The benefits are so good, such as health insurance and pension. Dental and vision benefits are among the best when compared with other industries. Teaching also offers additional benefits such as sick days and tuition reimbursement, So you can go back to school and your insurance pays for it!

Hours: Teachers usually work school hours when students are present. Often they stay after school to meet with parents, meet with teachers, grade papers and to prepare lessons. Most of the childhood education teachers work the usual 10-months of school with a two month break during the summer. some teachers teach summer school.

Job outlook: Employment of kindergarten and elementary school teachers is expected to grow by 17 percent from 2010 to 2020. The number of students in kindergarten and elementary schools is expected to increase over the coming decade, and the number of classes needed to accommodate these students will also rise.