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District Of Columbia Teacher Education Programs

(found programs from 12 schools)

DC Dept of Education:
http://osse.dc.gov/service/state-board-education
Teacher Certification in DC:
District of Columbia Teacher Certification Info

Follow the links below to find schools offering different types of teacher education programs in District Of Columbia. If you are trying to become a teacher, and you plan on working in District Of Columbia, you should definitely take a look at the Department of Education's website. The individual states make a lot of their own decisions about how teachers need to be prepared.

Also, as a rule, you should contact multiple schools if you are seriously considering going back for a degree or certificate in education. There can sometimes be very significant differences in tuition, admissions requirements, and so on, even between schools that you might think are very similar. So, it's always a good idea to contact a number of schools and do a little comparison shopping.

Overview

The District of Columbia, Washington DC, is an exciting vibrant city. As the nation’s capital, DC offers loads of interesting landmarks, from the White House to the Lincoln Memorial and Capitol Hill. A seemingly endless array of museums, restaurants and cultural venues keep DC residents busy year-round. Major educational institutions of note in the Washington DC area include American University, Georgetown University, George Washington University and Howard University.

Teacher Education in District Of Columbia

Education students in the Washington DC area are eligible to apply for a range of funding opportunities including those offered by the National Board Scholarship Fund, DC Tuition Assistance Grant Program and the Washington DC Teaching Fellows Program, which places teachers in underserved DC schools.

Teaching Careers in District Of Columbia

The mean annual salary for teachers in Washington DC is $62,970, higher than the national average. Salaries can differ greatly depending on teaching level and subject matter. Post-secondary teachers' salaries start at $73,000, according to 2010 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In order to become a teacher in the District of Columbia you must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited university, complete a teacher's accreditation program, and pass both the Pre-Professional Skills Test on basic teaching and the Praxis II test on subject area competence.

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