Learning Outcomes

After reading this chapter, you should be able to do the following:

1. List important steps (activities and tasks) you want to accomplish during your teacher education program in order for you to become a high-quality beginning teacher.
2. Determine the key steps you will need to take to be hired for your first teaching position.
3. Describe ways you as a teacher education candidate and beginning teacher can be a leader.
4. Identify ways that experienced teachers have found joy in teaching, and identify ways that you, too, can have joy throughout your career.