In this career, your responsibilities may include:
- Teaching a specialty subject to multiple grade levels in a school.
- Specialty subjects can include art, music, physical education, world languages, library, and computer skills.
Typically requires a bachelor’s degree, but some schools require teachers to complete a master’s degree within a certain period of time after they are hired. Even if it is not required, obtaining a master’s degree can make you eligible for careers with greater responsibility and higher salaries in this career pathway, if you do not already have the U.S. equivalent of a master’s degree.
Certification is required to teach in public schools. This required certification process is the same as what other professions call “licensure,” as it is regulated at the state level. See “Licensure” for more information.
Specialty teacher licensure requirements vary by specialty and location. Contact your state for more information.