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Become a Teacher

Schools in Wyoming and across the nation have experienced teacher shortages for several years. Each semester many principals struggle to place qualified teachers in classrooms, which puts student learning at stake. These shortages often occur in critical areas such as: career and technical education, English as a second language, English language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, special education and world languages. The University of Wyoming College of Education is developing highly qualified teacher candidates to create a steady flow of teachers for Wyoming classrooms.

Start your journey to become a teacher!
Our guide to becoming a teacher will help ensure you have taken all the steps required to teach in Wyoming and across the country. High school students who are interested in a teaching career can learn more about UW's bachelor's degrees that lead to teaching licensure. If you already have a bachelor's degree and hope to become a teacher, you should explore our certificate and endorsement programs that provide alternative licensure pathways or allow current teachers to expand their skills and increase their marketability.

 

EARN A TEACHING DEGREE


6 Reasons to Become a Teacher

 

 

MAKE AN IMPACT
A career in teaching is fulfilling. It is
perfect or those who are called to help
others and feel a need to be a leader in
their community.

 

DEMAND IS HIGH
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
estimates that an additional 275,000
K-12 teachers will be needed in the next
decade to meet the demand.

 

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME
Teachers enjoy that their schedule allows
them to spend time with their loved ones,
explore interests, or volunteer during school
holidays and summer vacations.

 

 

PURSUE EDUCATION
Teachers never stop learning and schools
will increase teacher pay when they attain
additional education and credentials. The
flexible schedule makes this opportunity
more accessible.

 

JOB SECURITY & CHOICE
The high demand for educators ensures
that teachers will enjoy a high level of
job security and will be able to select the
best job opportunities available.

 

A CAREER FOR EXPLORERS
A bachelors degree in education and the
demand for qualified teachers will allow
you to teach almost anywhere in the
United States and even throughout
the world.

 

 

Contact Us:

 

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Teacher Preparation & Advising Office

Phone: (307) 766-2230
Email: edquest@uwyo.edu

 

 

 

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