Today, I want to answer the question, “Do I need qualifications to be a sewing teacher?”
The answer to that would be yes, if you want to be a home economics teacher. So if you want to go and get a job for somebody else, like at a school, then you would need a four year degree. You'd need a bachelor's degree in education to work for a school.
But if you want to open your own sewing school and maybe open in a rented space or have it in your home, or teach in fabric shops, or a quilt shop or someplace around your area, then that's a whole different ball game. You actually don't have to be certified.
At the same time, if you want to get certified, then you can. But you wouldn't go to a traditional college for that. You would actually go to different sewing companies that offer a certification. You can do a google search and find out about these. But there are a few that are popular.
All three of those teach a program where you can go to them and get credentials. The prices vary. But if you just feel like you need kind of that piece of paper to put up on your wall or just know that you have the skills to be teaching, then those are options for you.
Then there's also licensing. There's a few different companies that you can get licensing from. So of course, this is not the same as qualifications or certification, but they're kind of similar words (so may be confusing if you are brand new to the idea of teaching sewing).
Licensing means you are paying a company to teach their program. There are a few of those for both adult classes and also kids classes. Here are a few below.
You can check out my licensed sewing curriculums at http://www.beasewingteacher.com/sewing-curriculum
The truth is is you really don't need anything. You don't need to have a license or a certification. If you have experience and you're ready to teach and you feel confident to teach, then you can just do it.
So I hope that wraps up this question and if you have any more questions, go ahead and leave them below and I'll be happy to answer you.
All right, see you later. Bye Bye.
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Hi, I'm Katrina Marie
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