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Physics vs Education vs Undergraduate vs Graduate?

  1. Choice One

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  2. Choice Two

    2 vote(s)
    25.0%
  3. Choice Three

    1 vote(s)
    12.5%
  4. Other.... (please explain)

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    12.5%
  1. Feb 25, 2012 #1
    I would like to know which choice is more beneficial, efficient, worth it, et cetera:

    Choice One--

    Double Major in Both Physics and Education Studies, with a teacher licensure to be able to teach chemistry, physics, and/or mathematics at the secondary level.

    Choice Two--

    Major just in Physics, to then attain my masters in Secondary Education with a licensure....

    Choice Three--

    Major just in Physics, to then just attain my teaching licensure...

    **Please assume that cost of the education is free, to say, and that the institution which I attend is adequate. I mostly want your responses to be about the pros/cons off of the choices and the sort.
     
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  3. Feb 25, 2012 #2
    Hi grendel, are you from Spain by any chance? If that's the case, I think option 2 is the path you need to take. I believe the masters has now officially become requirement for teaching at high schools(bachiller) and middle schools (secundaria).
     
  4. Feb 25, 2012 #3

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    From a US perspective, we could strongly benefit from teachers who major in the subject they teach AND get the education pedagogy as well. In fact, that would also be a benefit if you opt for a graduate degree and teaching at a university. I don't know if it will be too much to handle the double major, but worth it if you can handle it.
     
  5. Feb 26, 2012 #4
    Nah, I'm residing in the U.S. of A., but I do fluently dominate Spanish because I'm nationally Mexican. Then again, I don't see myself in Europe, nevertheless Spain, post my alma-mater...
     
  6. Feb 26, 2012 #5
    I don't think I'd be able to cope with being a highschool teacher :(

    Damn.. I had no idea highschool teachers had to have more than half of a bachelors.
     
  7. Feb 26, 2012 #6
    Having both in my bag of tricks would heighten my job security a bit. And, double-majoring wouldn't be a problem with rigorousness, but more with length and credit availability. I'd love to double major, but that means I wont be able to take certain subjects which I've been wanting to take.

    This limit is something of which I'm not totally aware of yet, though. I am mostly hoping to gain acceptance to Berea College, where you are only allowed to take a certain number of credits until graduation, because tuition is completely free. So, if I was to double major, I would be happy in taking all of the topics to get me my majors in Physics and Teaching/Curriculum with a teaching licensure, but then I wouldn't be able take as many philosophy classes, which I adore...

    But, I could always just read philosophy on my free time...
     
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