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What Degree Do I Need To Become a Teacher?

What Degree is needed to become a teacher?

So, is there a specific degree or degrees needed to become a teacher? The simple answer is that there is no specific degree you have to get--no matter if you plan to work at a high school, middle school, or even an online elementary school. You do need a degree, but that's as far as the specifics go. There are degrees that will HELP you along the way though.

So what degrees are helpful?

  • Education Degrees
  • Elementary Education Degrees
  • Math
  • Science
  • Child Psychology

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MA in Teaching (for Aspiring Teachers Grades 5-12)

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