Originally Posted by Roxanna
Here in Georgia you have to have a license to teach PreK .. even if it is in a "daycare"
Not if it is a private Pre-K. You only have to have that if you are state-funded. And since the state funded Pre-K is free, it fills up FAST.
Also, I never said that having a degree makes you smart. However, would you allow a nurse with no formal training or education treat you in a hospital?
Here in Georgia, any person with a degree (of any kind) who can pass a background check can teach on a provisional teacher's license for a limited amount of time. In my experience, every one of these teachers I have supervised has had trouble planning lessons, managing his/her time in the classroom, handling discipline, and dealing with parents. I have personally supervised half a dozen of these "teachers." Of them, only one has remained in the profession for longer than a year.
No one can tell me that there is no value in training and education. If you have natural teaching ability, then this will be enhanced. If you have room for improvement, then these things will help. There is no panacea. Some people are not suited to teaching at all. I graduated with more than a few people who I would never want to teach my kids anything at all.