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    ...for private, individual company services, are they required to have a teaching certificate of something that says they can "legally" teach (in the states)? i.e. photography workshops
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    I think that teaching certificates are required only for public and private schools (i.e K-12, Community College and Universities). Any individual or company can "teach" workshops and/or classes outside those venues. Say you wanted to teach a photo-workshop using your own studio or in any public forum then you wouldn't need a certificate. But if you want to teach a photo course at your local Community College, then you would. If that's what you're looking for.
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    • #3
      Yup......teach to your hearts content. Only if you teach in an educational institution you need a certification.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Jim Bryant View Post
        Only if you teach in an educational institution you need a certification.
        Maybe not even then. You only need certification if the course is going to generate certification/degree.

        Are you thinking of doing teaching photography workshops Chris???
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        • #5
          Yah no need for a teaching cert. I have been teaching a class for 3 years at my church.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by sk66 View Post
            Maybe not even then. You only need certification if the course is going to generate certification/degree.

            Are you thinking of doing teaching photography workshops Chris???
            yea, just my hateraid club telling me I need a certification to teach anything, no matter how simple the content is.... even teaching the fundamentals which is what I want to teach plus lighting workshops, and model+photographer relationship and psychology before/during/post shoot.
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            • #7
              Why am I not surprised... Chris, IMO you tend to put the cart before the horse.
              Model/photographer psychology?
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              • #8
                Originally posted by sk66 View Post
                Maybe not even then. You only need certification if the course is going to generate certification/degree.

                Are you thinking of doing teaching photography workshops Chris???
                Wouldn't that be nice here in Washington State. Even through I have a BA in Photojournalism from Newhouse School of Communication at Syracuse University, I can't teach because I haven't taken the teacher certification test.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by sk66 View Post
                  Why am I not surprised... Chris, IMO you tend to put the cart before the horse.
                  Model/photographer psychology?
                  Yea I like to take advantage of all of my skills for money, I also enjoy teaching. :-)
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                  • #10
                    One cannot be a"Jack of all trades, master of none" when teaching. There's too many students who will most certainly ask a question that the instructor cannot answer. When that happens you loose your credibility and students too.
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                    • #11
                      Chris, I think maybe you missed the tone of my reply. From what I've seen/heard, I don't think you're in a position to be teaching.
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