I want to change careers from nursing to teaching, help!

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    I want teach 6th grade instead of nursing. I dont like nusring any more. Do anyone know about what education i need to teach. I have my BSN degree.Can I teach without a Master's degree?
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    My husband is a high school teacher of JROTC (he is retired military) and has a bachelors degree. Check with the Illinois Dept of Education or the local school board where you want to work. Good luck..judi
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    Quote from shalom
    I want teach 6th grade instead of nursing. I dont like nusring any more. Do anyone know about what education i need to teach. I have my BSN degree.Can I teach without a Master's degree?
    My mom and sister are both teachers, Kindergarten and 1st grade respectively. In TX, you can either get a bachelor's in Ed or do an alternative certification. If you do the alt cert then you can start teaching and you have a year in which you have to finish the course work (on the weekends) and take the teacher's exam. Most people here only get their Master's if they want to be a counselor, go into administration or want to do something specialized like reading recovery. I'm not sure if it works this way in IL. I would check with a local college or the state education board to find out. Good luck.
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    If you are in IL, you can substitute in most school districts as long as you have a Bachelor's Degree. That may give you a chance to try out teaching as a career. There are also accellerated (sp) programs which lead to a teaching certificate for those already holding a Bachelor's Degree in another field. I believe that Governor's State University in the south suburbs offers this program. A Master's Degree is not required for an entry level teacher, but some districts require them for those wishing to advance to higher pay scales or take on additional responsibilities.
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    Substitute teaching is a good idea. You can get a feel for the different schools and different age groups. I did it for a year but the pay ain't so great, went back to nursing and being stressed out. I felt I was treated with more respect at the high school level with my peers than management treated me in nursing. I really enjoyed the teenagers, even the trouble makers.
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    forgot to mention, I know quite a few teachers who are getting their master's degree from distance education, makes it much more convenient
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    I want teach 6th grade instead of nursing. I dont like nusring any more. Do anyone know about what education i need to teach. I have my BSN degree.Can I teach without a Master's degree?
    I'm an LPn, buty I have a B.S in management, amomg others, but my point to you is: IUPU in Fort Wayne IN has a 9 month program that converts 4 year degreed people into licensed teachers! And...it's at a much lower codst than their main campus! Hope this helps. I'm considering what you are considering too. Write me back and let me know what you're doing.
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    Quote from Silverhawk
    I'm an LPn, buty I have a B.S in management, amomg others, but my point to you is: IUPU in Fort Wayne IN has a 9 month program that converts 4 year degreed people into licensed teachers! And...it's at a much lower codst than their main campus! Hope this helps. I'm considering what you are considering too. Write me back and let me know what you're doing.

    I would need to go some place in the city though. I havent decicded what to do yet. I would maybe like to teach CNA's or something.
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    Substitute teachers in my area are making ~$55.00 A DAY in my area. Why not ask to observe in a 6th grade classroom and meet with teachers to get a feel for teaching before you invest in another career?

    After serving as a classroom aide while sons younger, I'll take the stress of nursing anyday thank you!
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    Quote from shalom
    I want teach 6th grade instead of nursing. I dont like nusring any more. Do anyone know about what education i need to teach. I have my BSN degree.Can I teach without a Master's degree?

    How ironic! I have been in the field of education for 18 years and now I am looking to change fields and enter the nursing field. Chicago Public Schools has a wonderful program for people with Bachelors degrees in other fields to transition over to the field of education. However, I strongly suggest you substitute teach first. May I ask what made you decide to change careers?


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