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State-subsidized childcare Federal Head Start State Pre-kindergarten
TEACHER QUALIFICATIONS
At least 19 years old

60 semester hours of college credit and 6 semester hours in child development

OR

1 year child development experience, 30 semester hours of college credit and
6 semester hours in child development

At least 19 years old

2 years college, with 6 semester hours of early childhood courses

By 2008, a two-year associate of arts degree will be required. As of last fall, 50 percent had to have an A.A.

B.A. with an early childhood (Type 04) teaching certificate. This includes:

  • 32 semester hours of early childhood courses
  • successful completion of basic skills test and early childhood subject tests
  • 100 hours of observation and supervised student teaching
AVERAGE TEACHER PAY
$8.21 to $9.76 per hour
$17,077 to $20,301 per year
$12.32 per hour
$22,912 per year
$26.72 per hour in CPS
$44,431 per year in CPS