It really depends on where you are planning to teach. But overall, most programs require you to take Liberal Studies which will cover all the subject matter you will be expected to teach, along with classes to teach you how to manage a classroom filled with all different types of students. Since you want to teach elementary, then you will have to learn all subjects. But the good news is that you don't have to go all the way to calculus or anything =). Most people take Lib Studies, but I am a elementary school teacher and I graduated in Psychology. LiberaL Studies was hard to get into and would take around 5 years to finish! I decided to get my Bachelor's degree in a major I was interested in, but knew that I wanted to get credentialed AFTER that. So I took electives about childhood psychology and some other education classes. I actually finished everything and was teaching 1-2 years earlier than my friends who went the LS route.
About finding a job, you have to stay flexible and find a way to stand out amongst other candidates! Good Luck!
Depends a great deal on the school, the state you're in (or plan to be teaching in), and the discipline you want to teach. If you want to teach Special Education you can probably plan on more credits and more classes, and Elementary teachers need more credits than Secondary teachers. But states manage educational requirements, and colleges may add on to them.
That major in college is becoming more and more difficult. Most students are graduating in 5 years, not including the extra year of credentials. Your credential program will have many avenues for you to find a job, so you shouldn't really have a problem, unless you live in a rural area with few schools, then you might have to expand and consider a commute. Try looking at your ideal colleges websites for the cirriculum. Good luck!
First get your elementary education degree. The degree is all planned out. Alot of sociology, psychology & education classes. Decide where you would like to do your student teaching and maybe it will be easier to get a job there. Decide where you want to live and get a job there.
ask an elementary school teacher and you get all the facts
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