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Biology B.s. Molecular Biology switch to education

  1. Jan 14, 2013 #1
    Hi everyone,

    Right now I'm pursuing a BS in molecular biology and I decided I'd like to switch to a Bs Ed. in biology and teach high school biology. I'm 49 credits in so far just looking for some advice, part of me wants to finish the Bs degree and then get certified K-12 at the graduate level.

    I'm already in education now, I drive a school bus part-time and really enjoy working with the teachers and students. I like biology, but I'm also concerned about getting a job in my field, something related to my degree. I haven't taken molecular biology yet, so I'm not sure what I'd be missing.

    Is anybody else out there in a similar situation? Did anyone graduate with a B.S. and then go back to be certified K-12(Any subject)? Or has anyone switched mid way through their degree and took the humps. For me it wouldn't be too bad, I'd have to take another psych course and then another computer course specifically for teachers. Any thoughts or advice is deeply appreciated

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  3. Jan 15, 2013 #2
    I can relate in a particular way. I'm majoring in physics and looking to teach high school science and math simply because teaching is what I'm passionate about. I know a lot of teachers that have both their bachelor's degree in a content area of science/engineering as well as degrees in education with emphases in a particular science and both can teach very well. The only reason I decided to go the physics route vs. an education degree with an emphasis in physics/physical science is because I'm also passionate about physics and astronomy and want to learn as much as I can about the subject.
  4. Jan 15, 2013 #3
    My fellow grads that went into elementary/high school teaching did so via "Teach For America". Check it out.
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