I was majoring in Elementary Education. I finished my junior year but due to some family issues, I have not been able to complete my senior year yet. I have been on a 2 year hiatus and have done a lot of thinking.
I really didn't enjoy the elementary level. I have substitute taught in middle and high school and loved it. I am thinking about changing my major to Secondary Biology. The problem is I would have to go back and take a lot more science classes plus do my education classes for secondary teaching. It will take me about 3-4 years going 1/2-3/4 time because of my work schedule. I have a scholarship that will pay for the classes. I would have to come up with the money for books, but I think I can save enough from my paychecks to rent or buy used.
My husband on the other hand wants me to finish my elementary education degree. While I could have that done in two semesters and have extra money left over on my scholarship to pay for student loans, the biggest problem is that there are over 80 students graduating with elementary education degrees each year and there might only be 10 job openings each year for elementary.
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Asked by Anonymous at 12:35 PM on Jul. 16, 2012 in Money & Work
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Answer by missanc at 12:58 PM on Jul. 16, 2012
You can't put a price on your happiness. I 'm w/ you on this one. The demand for Science Teachers is pretty high. If I were you, I'd do what you need to do to get your degree in 7-12 Science. (Math, Science & Special Educ. are almost guaranteed to get jobs) He needs to understand & be supportive. Its not your fault that most universities don't give you a taste of all grade levels to see what you'd like to do until you are too far into your studies. I swear they do it on purpose, so that people who change their minds will have to go longer. More $ in their pockets!
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