Job Qualifications
Accountant

Acting

Adult Teaching

Advertising

Architect

Art Teacher

Auditor

Bank Manager

Bartender

Beautician

Book Editor

Bookkeeper

Bus Driver

Business Administration

Business Analyst

Business Management

Call Center

Catering

CFA

Chef

CIA

Computer Technician

Counselor

CPA

Customer Service

Dance Teacher

Data Analyst

DEA

Dental Assistant

Doctor

Driving Instructor

Electrical Engineering

Engineer

English Teacher

Event Planner

Executive Coaching

Fashion Designer

FBI

Financial Advisor

Financial Planner

Flight Attendant

Games Designer

Graphic Designer

Hairdressing

Home Inspector

Homicide Detective

Hotel Manager

Human Resources

Interior Designer

Interpreter

Investment Banker

IT

IT Manager

IT Security

IT Technician


Preschool Teacher Qualifications

Education
Every state has its own particular qualifications for preschool teachers, ranging from no more than a high school diploma to a four-year bachelors degree. Many states require preschool teachers to obtain a certification such as the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential administered by the Council for Professional Recognition. Qualifications for the CDA credential include a high school diploma, coursework, and experience in the field. Depending on where you want to work, you may need to pursue an associates or bachelors degree in early childhood education. Degree programs will include classes in teaching methods, childhood development, literacy, and classroom management. Preschool teachers in public schools must be licensed to teach early childhood education, preschool through third grade. Licensure qualifications vary, but typically include a bachelors degree and passing an exam. Many states also require teachers at childcare centers to be licensed.

Abilities
A preschool teacher must truly enjoy interacting with children and be able to impart their knowledge and instill a love of learning in their young students. Patience is an important qualification for all preschool teachers, as every child will have different needs and learn at their own pace. Preschool teachers need to be able to effectively communicate with both children and parents. Creativity can be another valuable attribute for preschool teachers. You will need to plan interesting and innovative lesson plans to engage your students. It can also be very beneficial, and sometimes required, to have training in first aid and CPR.

Experience
Previous work experience in a childcare setting may be a required qualification for preschool teachers in some states. Many preschool teachers start out as childcare workers or teaching assistants.

Get Your Degree!

Find schools and get information on the program that’s right for you.

Powered by Campus Explorer


Journalism

Kindergarten Teacher

Lawyer

Legal Secretary

Librarian

Life Coach

Manager

Massage Therapist

Math Teacher

Mechanical Engineer

Medical Assistant

Medical Secretary

Midwife

Mortgage Advisor

Music Producer

Music Teacher

Nursing

Nutritionist

Office Manager

Paralegal

Park Ranger

Pastry Chef

Pediatrician

Personal Assistant

Pharmacist

Pharmacy Technician

Photographer

Physical Education Teacher

Physician

Physician's Assistant

Plumber

Police Officer

Preschool Teacher

Private Investigator

Project Manager

Psychiatrist

Psychology

Public Relations

Radiologic Technologist

Real Estate

Receptionist

Registered Nurse

Retail

Sales

Science Teacher

Secretary

Security Guard

Social Worker

Teacher

Teacher Assistant

Therapist

Truck Driver

Veterinary Assistant

Web Designer