Maybe you’ve been thinking about a career change for a while, but you haven’t known where to start. Have you ever given any thought to the world of teaching?

The autumn season brings joy and excitement to many. But this year there is an air of uncertainty for many of us as we navigate a fall unlike any other. In the midst of a global pandemic, some are returning to work with masks on while others are staying home and navigating the digital world. Many recent graduates and seasoned professionals are still looking for work. But consider this: maybe this time of uncertainty and a tight job market is a blessing in disguise, and now’s the time to actually consider a career change.

Have you ever thought about becoming a teacher?

Wisconsin DPI has been reporting a teacher shortage for many years now. And with changes in the DPI, shifts towards virtual and digital learning, and the need for highly qualified teachers, there has never been a better time to look at one of CUW’s teacher licensure programs or master’s degrees.

Whether you’re already working in education, have a bachelor’s degree, or none of the above, CUW can help to give you direction for your career change. So, where should you begin? Right here.

Let’s look at how you can make a career change 

We all have an age group or a subject preference that we lean towards. I personally love the spark and the spunk of a group of middle schoolers. Some teachers love being in a room filled with kindergarteners. Others have a disposition towards the AP Biology Junior. You may want to help students across the board with technology or inclusive learning. Maybe you already have a bachelor’s in biology and you’re wondering what you can do with it. If you’re not sure what kind of teacher you can be, or if you’d like some help charting these waters, it’s A-okay because we’ve designed a handy quiz to help you uncover which route will best help you be a teacher. 




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