English Teacher

For High School Pre-AP or AP

It is not that hard to find a job teaching english. Bachelor’s degrees generally take four years to complete.
Becoming an English teacher must ​have your Master’s and doctorate degree, and usually takes 5-10 years. You can go to Pace University.

A high school English teacher teach grammar, composition, literature and specific topics such as creative writing. They might teach as many as six class periods a day or as few as two or three a day, depending on where he or she teaches. Typical daily duties of an English teacher include preparing, assigning and grading lessons and homework and evaluating students and preparing progress reports. They instruct students in the classroom through both lectures and hands-on activities.

The BLS reports the median annual salary for high school teachers was $55,360 in 2013. The best-paid 10 percent in the field made approximately $86,720, while the bottom 10 percent made $37,230. Compensation is typically based on years of experience and educational level.

How to become an English Teacher:

There's about 100,000 jobs in the U.S. that are English teachers

License and/or Certification: Teacher certification required

Experience: Student teaching internship required during teacher training program

Key Skills: Patience, instructional skills and communication skills

Additional Requirements: Fingerprinting and criminal background check


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