Originally Posted by Red in Chicago
FCB, since bthomis stated that he has "just" has a BBA, what would he need to do in order to become a teacher? I guess what I'm asking is, what minimum requirements would he need in order to make this happen? I'm sure a great deal of that depends upon where you live and the level you plan to teach at, but just curious if you could shed some of your experience with us.
He'd need certification if he wanted to teach for a long time. I got certified before I taught high school. I got my certification in roughly one calendar year: summer session, followed by fall, by spring. Classes were a waste of time, but it was good secure work while it lasted. I've since moved on.
I suspect he could apply for a math position even without certification, provisionally. So, he could get his certification or search for other work while he's provisional--or both. A lot of districts are short on math and science teachers.