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Should I dual major in college?

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If I want to be a high school teacher, would it be wise to dual major in math and a foreign language? Would it make schools more likely to hire me?

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maryann’s Answer

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It's always wise to become as educated as you can in the field you want to teach. Concentrate more on the subject you are passionate about. Your passion and skill will come through. If you intend to work with or assume you will be working with students whose primary language is other than English, an ESL certification is always recommended. In many states, that does not mean bilingual ability but in some it does. Must check your state requirements for your area of teaching. I love studying languages but I'm practical, so my second language of study is Spanish, though my degrees are in my subject area of teaching.
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Asim’s Answer

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If you can pass MTTC Math section, there is no need to major in Math to be a Math Teacher. Do major in any field you like, then pass any section of MTTC test to be a teacher.
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Tia’s Answer

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Do you enjoy math and a foreign language? If you enjoy both, then go for it. Otherwise, major in what you love. College Classes are not always fun and if you don't enjoy the subject, you will be tempted to skip class and/or not do the work outside of class. Don't worry about what career you will get outside class or how marketable you will be; instead focus on finding joy in your studies. If you enjoy your work, it will be infectious and anyone will want you to work for them.

My sister is a school teacher and she teaches in low-income/ poverty districts. If you have the drive to be a teacher, there are always openings in those school districts.

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