Getting a Job as a Teacher in Washington, D.C.
Do you want to work as a teacher in the great state of Washington, D.C.? If that’s the case, you have come to the correct place. A short article on the processes of becoming a teacher in Washington D.C. may be found below.
Step 1: Complete a Teacher Preparation Program that has been Approved
Educators must have at least a bachelor’s degree to teach in the United States. You must finish the required number of undergraduate courses and standardized examinations and a recognized teacher certification program to acquire your teaching credential in Washington, D.C. You may find a list of recognized teacher education programs in Washington, D.C., online.
Curriculum and field experiences are the two main components of teacher education programs. Teaching basic skills, pedagogy (the science of teaching), and training students to research, design, and execute learning experiences in their field of study are all part of the curriculum. Field observations, internships, student teaching, or an amalgamation of all three are common field experiences.
Step 2: Pass the Requisite Exams
The Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators and the Praxis Subject Assessments are required of all educators in Washington, D.C. You must complete the required number of undergraduate courses and standardized examinations and a recognized certification program to acquire your teaching certificate in Washington, D.C.
Step 3: Apply for a Teaching Credential in Washington, D.C.
Have you completed your teacher training program, included student teaching, and passed all of the required exams? If that’s the case, you can apply for a teaching certificate in Washington, D.C. The following paperwork must be completed and submitted by candidates requesting teacher certification in D.C.
- Initial instructor certification application
- Employment Certification Form
- Out-of-State Certified Program Completion Validation Form
- F4 Program Enrollee Admission and Hiring Certification
Consult this checklist or the DC Office of Superintendent of Education’s Educator Credentialing and Certification page for further information.