The state government of California has chartered a Four-year Program for Education and Employment to turn qualified students into certified teachers with employment guarantee, and eligible for State of California retirement pension benefits.
美國的教師資格執照，簡單來說就是「一證在手，工作不愁」。美國法律規定但凡公立學校從業的老師必須取得該州的教師執照。 美國的教師資格執照，不僅僅是考試，而是一個包括課程，專業考試，倫理， 道德培養，美國公立學校實習，教學法考試，n次考核通過後，最後拿執照的過程。可以說，美國的教師資格幾乎可以保證授課人的各方面素質達標。因此，盡管法律不要求私立學校必須雇傭有教師執照的 教師，80%私立學校會有要求資格證。因此，不管一個人的學位是Master還是PhD，只要沒有教師資格就無法真正成為一名在美國的合資格教師。
在美國當有牌照的「合格」老師，一般需要六年的時間。 首先完成四年本科學位, 再持續兩年: 完成證書課程、通過認可的實習，和最後還需要獲得加利福尼亞州州政府的執業證書。
WJU有加州州政府准許的「四年教育就業雙修模式」 。只需要四年時間，國際留學生可以 同時獲取「本科學位」（ Bachelor of Arts Liberal Studies) 和 「教學證書」（Education Credential)。學生除了節省高達兩年的學習支出之外，於本校在學期間可以得到州政府的特許安排的 「保證實習」機會。透過這個安排，本校可以為學生提供畢業後的立即就業機會。直至去年，本校教育系學生在畢業後的直接受聘率高達100% 。
美國政府學校退休薪酬和保障相關網站 : https://www.calstrs.com/retirement-benefits
Our Department of Education offers three career paths to the public, private, and charter school systems. We aim to train mentors, inspire and nurture the next generation, and build good character and ethics to help them navigate the changing world.
Teacher's license in the United States is seen as "a certificate in hand, a job in hand." American law requires teachers in all public schools to obtain a teaching license issued from the state. The qualification license in the United States is not only an examination but a process that includes curricula, professional examinations, ethics, and moral training, American public-school internship, teaching method examinations, etc. And students will obtain the license after passing numerous examinations. It can be said that the qualification of teachers in the United States can guarantee that the quality of the instructor reaches the standards in all aspects. Therefore, although the law does not require private schools to hire licensed teachers, 80 percent of private schools still follow it. As a result, no matter whether one has a Master's degree or a Ph.D. degree, he/she cannot become a qualified teacher in the United States without a license to teach.
It usually takes six years to become a licensed "qualified" teacher in the United States. First they are supposed to complete a four-year undergraduate degree, then continue for up to another two years to complete a certificate program, pass an accredited internship, and finally obtain a practicing certificate from the State of California.
William Jessup University (WJU) has been chartered with a permit from the state government of California to run the Four-year program for Education and Employment. Within just four years, international students can obtain both a Bachelor of Arts Liberal Studies and an Education Credential. In addition to saving up to two years of study expenses, students are eligible for the state-government-chartered "guaranteed internship" while they are at the university. Through this arrangement, we can provide qualified students with employment opportunities immediately after graduation. The immediate employment rate of students from our Education Department after graduation has been 100% the previous years.
Graduates may be employed in US state schools and are entitled to the approved salary and the California State retirement pension benefits. It is indeed rewarding, as it were, "a license in hand is just like an iron rice bowl in life"!
Public School Teachers in California participate in the CalSTRS retirement program. These benefits provide health coverage and a retirement pension plan dictated by the school district: https://www.calstrs.com/retirement-benefits
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