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June 24, 2008 at 9:35 am #7422MikerizerMember
Hi, I just heard about this website on the John Tesh radio show. I work for a state government agency, and will be eligible for state retirement in 13 years, at the age of 54. That seems like a long time, but I’m sure it’ll be here before I know it.
After giving it some consideration, I think I would be very interested in becoming a teacher upon my retirement from this state agency.
My question is this: what can I be doing now, to prepare myself for such a career change?
I possess a BSBA in accounting from an accredited four year college, and will retire with 28 years of governmental experience in accounting, budgeting, procurement, asset management, and a host of other specialized skills.
I’m thinking I would enjoy teaching some high school or middle school business and technical related courses.
I value your recommendations and opinions.
July 4, 2008 at 5:36 pm #7559Bryan G NelsonParticipant
First, I would find a friend who is already a teacher and visit their classroom to see what it looks like on the job. Is it what you want to do? Do you know what subject you want?
Second, go through the Resources section of MenTeach to see the various options of becoming a teacher. Pick a program that works for you.
Third, decide which subject most interest you AND what is the market like where you live. Are there teacher jobs available in your city? Will you need to move?
Those suggestions should be a good start. It will be challenging although every man who has taught can attest that there are many rewards.
Good luck and we look forward to you joining the profession.
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