Grade Levels

One of the biggest decisions aspiring teachers have to make is the grade level, or grade range, that they would like to teach. There are even different teaching credentials required in many states based on the level of students you teach. You may need to be certified to teach elementary school aged children across a broad range of subjects as opposed to a single subject with students in middle or high school.

Not only is the credentialing process quite different, but so is the teaching experience itself. From elementary school to middle school and all the way up to high school, children grow and so do their needs and expectations of their teachers. Figuring out how your knowledge, training, expertise and teaching style fit with a specific age range of student is important to consider.

Find out more about the differences of teaching different levels of student: