A High School or secondary school teacher is a teacher who is responsible for the education of students who attend high school. During these years a student will do the courses they need to do to prepare them for college life and life outside of school. Being a teacher in High school is a lot different to what it would be like teaching in primary school as you would be required to specialize more in what you want to teach, for example a primary school teacher could teach a range of subjects while a High School teacher will focus on just one or two main subjects. Because of this training to be a High school teacher involves a different process than training to be a Primary school teacher.
The first steps to take when becoming a teacher is to go to college and university and achieve a degree. The degree doesn’t have to be specific to education but down the line you will have to attend education classes. Classes outside of your course may also have to be taken to help with the recognition of child abuse, neglect, bullying and substance abuse.
During your education of teaching you will most likely be placed on a student teaching programme that you will have to complete
. On this you will be placed at a local school, working in a class room environment similar to one you will be teaching in in the future. You will also probably be required to complete two of your own teaching sessions under the watch of professional.
After completing your further education you will be faced with two options. You can either try to go straight into teaching or you can continue to get experience before. Both choices are popular and both are advised depending on your situation on how you feel.