Can a Home Schooler Become a Teacher?

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  1. mjones.45

    mjones.45 New Member

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    My brother was home schooled. He then transfered to community college at 16. He will graduate at 18 with an Associates Degree, but will not have a HS diploma. Because he has an Associates degree, he can then transfer to a 4 year university to complete his Bachelors in teaching. Will his lack of HS diploma disqualify him from becoming a public school teacher?
     
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    Yes, my fifth grade teacher was a high school drop out. She got her GED after cleaning up her life and then became a teacher. (she honestly was one of the WORST teachers I had, different and long story) But if a high school drop out can become a teacher, as long as he completes his Bachelors I don't see why being home schooled would hinder him becoming a teacher.
     
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    One of my favorite high-school dropouts is an OB-GYN (well, she'd been attending college classes while still in high school and just got blessed tired of high school); last I heard, states like mine insist on the bachelor's but are silent on the issue of the high school diploma.
     
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    I wouldn't think it would make a difference.
     
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    As long as you have a college degree and are certified by the state, it shouldn't matter.
     
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    Check with the Department of Ed in New Mexico" web site. If you can't find what you're looking for there call them, get an individual's name with whom you talk to.

    Good luck.
     
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    Don't see why not. I could have skipped my senior year of high school and went straight to college - most university even have an early admission policy surrounding that issue. In my case, I would have been accepted based on the number of college courses I had taken before my senior year, but I believe the usual route is to have a high SAT score and then apply to colleges a year early - they'll send you a letter that says you are accepted as a full time student and can skip your senior year.
     
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    I bet he could offer fresh insight and a really unique perspective. We need that!
     
  10. mrachelle87

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    It won't matter as long as he gets his college degree.
     

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