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Why does high school teaching in the USA require a teaching certificate while college/university teaching does not?

I'm sorry not having any empirical literature, but I try to explain the question by commong knowledge. (Feel free to downvote if this is not appropriate :)) Beside political reasons, I think there ...
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Why does high school teaching in the USA require a teaching certificate while college/university teaching does not?

That is because teaching math and knowing math are different skills. Unfortunately, having a PhD in mathematics will not guarantee that a candidate will also be able to manage a class of 35 students, ...
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Devising backup plan to become HS teacher as a late undergrad

Undergraduate students should be aware of their academic advising offices. Essentially every school employs full-time academic advisers to answer questions precisely like this one. If you go to a ...
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Why does high school teaching in the USA require a teaching certificate while college/university teaching does not?

I took the qualifying exams in my state to teach. All teachers need to pass the general literacy, along with the subject they intend to teach. For me, it was middle and high school math. (The former, ...
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Why does high school teaching in the USA require a teaching certificate while college/university teaching does not?

This seems to me to be two questions. Is there research backing up the empirically observed trend that teacher-training is necessary for teaching primary and secondary school, but not necessary ...
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Devising backup plan to become HS teacher as a late undergrad

On the website for schools in NY state (if you're hoping to stay there), there are many options suggested for alternate routes to certification that you may be able to pursue. However, these do have ...
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Devising backup plan to become HS teacher as a late undergrad

First, unless your credentials are very poor, getting accepted shouldn't be the issue. Instead, it's getting financial support and making sure that you apply to at least one or two nearly "sure bets" ...
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