Teaching is an attractive and--importantly in the current economic climate--fairly recession-proof profession. Salaries have been increasing steadily for years, most positions include very good benefits and regular raises, and you get summers off. The combined appeal of a fertile job market, job security, and good pay are drawing more people than ever into the profession.
Become a Qualified Teacher in a Master's Degree & Teaching License Program Teaching opportunities are still--and are expected to remain--plentiful, but the influx of new teachers means that competition for the choicest jobs is fierce. If you are preparing for a career in education, give yourself a leg up on the competition by enrolling in a master's degree and teaching license program.
A Higher Level of Training All teaching license degree programs cover much of the same material, including classroom managements, elementary and/or secondary school curriculum, the psychology of learning, teaching methods, and so on. But a master's degree program allows you the opportunity to broaden your area of study--becoming certified to teach at the elementary and secondary level, for example, or to add a focus like becoming a reading specialist or being certified to teach English as a Second Language. Such diversification makes you a more attractive candidate to potential employers.