Hello all! I was wondering if any of you Physics educators could help me realistically size up my future options as a Physics teacher. Back story: After receiving my bachelor's degree in business management and simultaneously working in the business world for around 6 years, I became unhappy with my current career trajectory. I quit my job and volunteered to be a teacher overseas for a year. I was placed as a science teacher at a small school where I was basically the science dept. I taught, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Earth Science, and Physical Science. It was a work load because I had to teach every science subject, but it was also really satisfying to be teaching across the science spectrum everyday. After a year, I really enjoyed it, particularly teaching physics, so I signed on for two more years. After 3 years of teaching there, it was time to come home. I want to continue to teach high-school, physics, so I am now enrolled and pursuing a master of arts in teaching physics degree. Since my undergrad is business, I am taking a large body of prerequisite physics courses for the program(nearly enough for a BS). After I complete the program I know I will be qualified to teach high-school physics, and the dept. head at the community college where I tutor math said the degree would qualify me to teach there as well. I am wondering if I will ever have the option to teach at any level higher than that. I really enjoy working with Physics at a higher level, and am afraid that for one, I may become bored by teaching it at a high-school level after a while, and for two, that I will lose my ability to work with it at a higher level if I am not practicing it regularly, particularly the calculus. If I did want to return to school down the road and pursue a Phd, would a MAT physics without a BS in Physics even be enough to do that? For any high school Physics teachers out there, do you get bored not working with more challenging problems regularly? Any wise words are appreciated.