Part 1 (Skip this if you would rather get to the point) Long story made short I'm an individual that was failed in the worst possible way by the US education system. I found school to be really basic, learned to read, early was really good at math, then school turned into repetitive nonsense that I mastered ages before, and I grew bored. I never did homework and slept mostly and had teachers continually hate me and say I wasn't smart enough to be in their classes only to have their own words tossed in their faces when I continually placed the top in my school through standardized testing. Even trying to address the issue with counselors eventually got me expelled into an alternative school where a lucky bond with burnt out science teacher reignited my desire to learn and I was given the outlets to do so. More issues with the rest of the teachers who seemed to despise me at the alt school as well forced me into a situation where I had to leave to get my GED or never graduate. So I left. Got it in one day. Afterwords I was 16 so most workplaces wouldn't hire me so I opened my own computer business, which at first was just me fixing viruses and misc problems on peoples computers (manually) without the aid of programs. Computers just kinda started making sense right about then and that turned into hardware upgrades, then building them, then making my own designs and cases, which turned into a venture into making specialized computers for disabled kids that would allow them to interact with video games like normal kids do every day, and then tutoring. Pretty much all that came with no formal training. Then the economy got bad. I offered a rare service that many people needed but skipped on cause of ailing bank accounts and I ended up in retail. . . Which is driving me insane, I'm valued because I can tell anyone who comes into our store exactly how and why anything in our store works, any console, device, electronic, or why it stops working, except that in retail I deal with the lowest common denominator of people, in my opinion some of the dumbest people in the world. Part 2 (Start here for the point) I'm 22 now and for the sake of my own sanity college seems like the best option, and I'm especially interested in teaching, something strongly encouraged by that incredible teacher I had in high school. I looked into all the teaching subjects and there are billions of pieces of information about everything EXCEPT science. So I have some questions. How does one go about getting to teach Science? (please explain in depth) Specifically High School Science? (Gotta start somewhere) Can you only teach the subject you get a degree in? Can you major in more than one field at a time? What field might I be good in? (See below information) Me? I'm a dissector, I get it from my dad who always emphasized heavily that I know how to learn rather than be taught what. I have an infinite memory. I have an extremely thorough basic understanding of 90% of electronics, esp dealing with computers. I love knowing what makes something tick. I was never good at math until I got into to stuff like algebra, but science makes most math make sense to me because science often has concrete applications for mathematical formulas that make no sense to me out of context. I'm excellent at data entry, research by breaking stuff down analyzing it in pieces and making understandable conclusions and putting them into writing. I learn fast, significantly faster than most people, math may not make much sense to me, but after I "get" something I never lose the ability to remember how it works. I often find myself continuing the learning process just by thinking, I continue to make connections from one subject or theory long after I've learned it to another, I guess connecting the dots. I devote myself to my crafts, staying up for days, just to finish the next big thing, bridge that new gap, solve that problem that's vexed me for weeks. And most importantly, in the most extreme way imaginable I am completely used to being told no, or that I'm not good enough, or wont make it, or amount to anything, public school gave me that. I feel like I have something to offer people, I just want a chance to make a difference. I'm aiming at high school because just like a teacher once did for me you can inspire young people to get out into the world and realize their dreams.