Teachers


Top Schools in South Carolina for Teachers

Once you have your South Carolina teacher certification, it’s time to decide which schools you are going to apply to. Many teachers attempt to secure a position at the “top” schools in South Carolina, but what makes a school better than the rest is different for each educator. Here is a short list of schools […]

Special Education Certification

Special education serves students who have a variety of unique needs that may be physical, academic or behavioral. While some special education teachers provide instruction in basic literacy and life skills to students with severe cognitive, emotional and physical impairments, the majority of teachers in this field work with children whose disabilities are in the […]

Stacy Hoeflich, National History Teacher of the Year

Welcome to our Masters in Education series! Check back each week for another profile of an expert educator.  For the last 13 years, Stacy Hoeflich has taught fourth grade history at Alexandria’s John Adams Elementary School in Virginia. Hoeflich said she was practically born into the classroom; both her mother and sister teach, and long before she […]

CBEST: The California Basic Educational Skills Test

If you plan on teaching in California (or possibly Oregon), you may need to take the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST). This standardized test measures competency in reading, mathematics and writing skills that are fundamental requirements to be a teacher. Effectively, the CBEST serves the same function as the Praxis II exam does in […]

The Pros and Cons of Alternative Teacher Certification

If you feel passionate about the knowledge you have gained through studying or working in an area other than education, and you would like to share that knowledge with the next generation, alternative certification could be your route to the classroom. Alternative teacher certification programs began to proliferate in the 1980s as a response to […]

Michelle Shearer, 2011 Teacher of the Year

Welcome to our Masters in Education series! Check back each week for another profile of an expert educator.  The Council of Chief State School Officers selected Michelle Shearer as the National Teacher of the Year for 2011. Shearer attended Graduate Programs in Education at Walden University, McDaniel College and Gallaudet University. She teaches Advanced Placement chemistry at […]