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Is there a difference between High School teachers and professors in college?


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Rachel’s Answer

High school teachers are required to have a bachelor's degree as well as training in education. College professors are often required to have a PhD in their field of study.

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In High School only a bachelors degree and a teachers certification is required. If the high school teacher is teaching AP ( advanced placement) , DC ( dual credit) or IB (international bachelorite) they often have masters degree. To become a full time ,tenured professor at a major university you are required to have a Doctorate and often some type of research. Some community colleges and non-tenured professors can be professors with only a masters.


Now in High School teachers often see you very often and know you very well. They help you individually and understand your learning style. University professors often teach to large classes and only lecture. Ofcourse if you are struggling they can help you during their designated office hours.


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The amount of education required to become a high school teacher is much less than a professor in college, maybe a difference of five to eight years depending on your path there. Also, the job market for professors is much more competitive. There are a lot of professor candidates floating out there hoping to get a job, especially if the degrees they got don't have a lot of other job options besides professorship.

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