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Can you use a business major to be a teacher?

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Stephanie’s Answer

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Hi Anna, what a great and interesting question! Yes you can become a teacher and I know people who did just that. One person was an accountant who became a high school math teacher. At first he was on a temporary license while he took classes to become certified to teach. Then, he was hired as a regular, high school math teacher. I don't think a business degree would work in elementary grades, but in high school and certainly college it would.

Sheryl shared wonderful advice so please consider it. Many teachers begin their journey with degrees outside of education - check out this article: https://www.educationdegree.com/articles/become-a-teacher-if-you-already-have-degree/

You might find it helpful. Since you'll need to enter a teacher training program, look at what your state offers.

Good luck,

Stephanie

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Sheryl T. Smikle,’s Answer

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You can become a business teacher or professor. No matter what your major is, the main requirement is a completing a suite of undergraduate education courses and passing a state licensing exams. Obtaining a masters degree will also be expected. I would contact you state education board via the web and read about the teacher certification process in your state. It is a wonderful profession and a worthy calling. I have enjoyed my career as a Spanish teacher and writing professor. Good luck!


Sheryl Smikle, PhD

Sheryl T. Smikle, recommends the following next steps:

  • Check out requirements via your state education website
  • Identify graduate education programs in your state
  • Contact the teachers union in your state to discuss your intentions
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