The exact requirements, in order to become a teacher, depend on each individual state’s board of certification requirements. Specific requirements should be listed on each state’s website.
Generally, individuals pursue a bachelor’s in education and/or elementary education to become teachers. However, if individuals wish to become high school teachers, they should obtain a bachelor’s in their desired teaching field, and then obtain the appropriate certificates. Some school districts may require additional educational requirements, such as a Master’s degree in education.