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Fact Sheet

Do I want to be a teacher?

Rewards in teaching

  • Intrinsic rewards- rewards existing within ourselves and satisfying for personal, emotional, or intellectual reasons
  • Extrinsic rewards- rewards coming from the outside, such as job security and vacations.

Information about the teaching profession and what your life will be like as a teacher.

  1. Rewards in teaching
  2. Challenges in teaching
  3. Reform in teacher education
  4. diversity


Challenges in teaching

Politics plays a major role in teaching because political descicions influence the education system either positively or negatively.

Reforms in teacher education

suggested changes in teaching and teacher preparation intended to increase student learning.


Members of cultural minorities in the classroom. You will be expected to work effectively with students who speak a native language other than English.

Kauchak, D., & Eggen, P. (2021). Introduction to Teaching: Becoming a Professional, 7th Ed. Pearson