If you want to become a teacher, you need to complete the following steps:
Start by acquiring a bachelor's degree. Elementary school teachers need a degree in elementary education (although pre-school teachers are sometimes able to begin working with an associate's degree while pursuing a bachelor's degree). Those working in upper-level schools should major in a particular subject.
Make sure you have honed your communication and listening skills, have a deep passion for learning and teaching, have an innate ability to foster caring relationships and are friendly, organized and ethical.
Engage in student teaching as the next step on your journey to becoming a teacher.
Next, you will need to get licensed or certified as a teacher to work in schools within the public sector.
Finally, keep up on continuing education to maintain employment as a teacher over time.