What is the case is that candidates for teaching positions in private schools do not need to be certified, do not need a degree in education, and that there is leeway to use qualifying real world experience. However, I would think that the typical entry level qualification would be a bachelors degree and I would react with surprise, too, to the idea that somebody could be hired as a teacher without a college degree. But perhaps in courses like shop or typing there could be leeway. Maybe.a person with just an associates degree or just a high school diploma teach legally in a private school?
Yes, homeschooling is an entirely different issue. Many homeschooled children do well and have wonderful, if sometimes inconsistent, educations. But from what I've seen they are often creative thinkers who bring another perspective to problem solving. I'm not anti-homeschooling at all.In Wisconsin anyone can homeschool and never check in with anyone. I know a few homeschooled kids whose parents were not teachers who are now in college. One is majoring in Chemistry. This is her first time in a school. I worked with her at Applebee's. Smart kid. Normal social life. Boyfriend.
I am one who always felt college degrees can be overrated.