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How to Become a Teacher

Have you always wanted to work with young children? Perhaps you’ve seen the difference a teacher can make in the life of a student and you want to make an impact? Maybe your current career is just not satisfying and you feel called to teach? These are just a few reasons people often cite for why they returned to school to become an elementary or secondary teacher. If you’ve made the decision that this is the career path for you, you are probably wondering: How do I become a teacher?

CACREP Accreditation Explained

In today’s competitive job marketplace it pays to distinguish your resume. Whether you are looking to become a certified school counselor or are already certified and want to further your professional development, attending a CACREP-accredited master’s program shows employers you are fully prepared to assume the responsibilities of a school counselor.

Career Paths for a Master's Degree in School Counseling

Group School Counseling

You may be wondering, "What can I do with a school counseling degree?" School counselors are agents of change, both at the individual and school level. School counselors provide counseling at the individual level so that students from kindergarten to high school can be empowered to reach their potential. At the school level, school counselors advocate on behalf of the profession and their students. School counselors understand social justice and have knowledge of the policies and politics that impact a school system.

Social Justice Teaching

Hilary Frank, a 2013 graduate of the Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction for Social Justice program at Loyola talks about her experience as a student in the program and how she applies what she's learned in her classroom.