How to Become a Sports Teacher

When it comes to selecting the career of your choice, there are a lot of things to think about. As a teacher, you hold the lives of your students in your hands. It is up to you to shape them and guide them in the right direction. That can be a lot to shallow considering you might just be learning which direction to take your own life. Once you have decided that becoming a sports teacher is right for you, you are going to want to follow some simple steps to make sure that you are heading in the right direction with your career choice.

Some people might just think that being a sports teacher is the easy way out. They could not be more wrong. There is a lot of planning and a lot of education that needs passed on to the students. In addition, there is more risk of being around when a student becomes injured which means you have to be able to react swiftly and in a manner that would protect the well being of the student and of all of the faculty and students nearby.

Once you are ready to take the plunge, you will need to decide whether you would like to focus on elementary education or secondary education. After you have figured that out, you will need to investigate the various certification programs at the colleges near you. While in school, you will want to look for employment as an aide or as a substitute teacher.

There will be a lot of studying that you will need to prepare for. Generally, there are many standardized tests that will need to be passed and there is going to be a good bit of classroom experience that you will need to have (include your ceritfications in your sports teacher resume). Typically, there are programs for teacher training which adds on an additional year to the already four year long college process. While in school, make sure that you are taking full advantage of the career center or job counseling services that are available to you. They may be able to help you get employment.

It would also be a good idea to join a professional association for sports teachers. The more associations you join, the more education you get and the more willing you are to make contacts - the more likely you are to end up in your dream job. It is important to realize that because of the amount of people looking for work, you might have to relocate in order to find yourself in a full time position. Even if you have to move, you will at least have the satisfaction in knowing that as a sports teacher you are helping to make a difference in the lives of many people. 


Gail Esparan


4/19/2010 1:10:29 PM #


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