You may be considering being a teacher and have decided upon teaching high school students. To make that decision you need to know more about what that requires. The teacher workforce in the United States is becoming and more and more educated. Therefore, it is important for you to know what education is necessary to reach your goals.
Whether you are entering this aspect of your career goals right out of high school or a little later in life, entering school with a clear goal in mind of where you want your education to take you will help you stay focused and get where you want to be faster. There are many different undergraduate degree programs available. It is important for you to stay focused in order to choose the right program for your goals.
To teach at a secondary education level you will need at least a Bachelor’s Degree. You could obtain a Bachelor’s of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree. Again, knowing your ultimate goals can lead you in the right direction for your degree. For example, if English is your passion, you will want to pursue a Bachelor of Arts in English for Secondary Teachers.
However, if you are more suited to teach mathematics your focus will be on a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics for Secondary Teachers. It is not uncommon for students to be unsure of what area they want to teach or may even want to be able to teach in more than one area. In this instance working on a Bachelor of Arts in Education degree is the way to go. Once you have a better idea of the specific area you are most interested in, you may add additional coursework specific to that subject.