Computer Training Cheyenne WY
Posted by : Molly Joss 5/31/01Teaching computersGood schools require you to be certified in the application you are teaching about, if a certification exists.
Dear Molly: I am a secondary school science teacher. I want to either supplement my income or (hopefully, eventually) quit my current job and start teaching adults about computers. I love to teach, but the budget cuts and the politics are starting to get to me. Are there any special qualifications or training that I would need to make the switch?
Molly says: To teach at the college level, you normally need a master's degree or PhD in the subject area, although some universities and colleges allow people to substitute experience for degrees to teach computer classes, because it's so hard to find good computer science professors.
The requirements to teach in an independent computer training school vary widely, with some schools requiring no more than a breathing person in the classroom. However, the good schools require you to be certified in the application you are teaching about, if a certification exists. Getting that certification would be your first step.
You may also want to invest some time and money into learning how to train adults in a short period of time. Computer training differs from traditional classroom teaching in several ways--one of the biggest is that you often have only a few days and not several months to convey information.