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Sociology Teacher

I Have completed 10th, so i want to became a sociology teacher, so please help me which subject suitable for this career. #college #career #teaching #higher-education #sociology #university-teaching

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Kim’s Answer

If you want to teach at the University level, you will need to understand research. That would include statistics. I would also recommend public speaking classes and logic. Sociology students will have a lot of questions, and there will be much discussion. Beyond those, look to the college to give you a list of classes you are required to take. Then take whatever electives will help you to round out your education. I got my B.A. in Sociology, and really loved it!
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If you want to teach at the college level, you'll need at least a Master's degree and probably a doctorate degreee (PhD). So this will be about 4 years in undergraduate school, and possibly 5-7 years in graduate school... or more. Many people working on Master's or Doctorate degrees are also working full or part time as well - so they may not be going to college full time. Obviously, going to college part time will take longer to complete. Reading some professional journals and professional organization websites can help you educate yourself more about what Sociology teachers do and current research in the field. You will most often find Sociology as part of the College of Arts & Science. at most colleges/universities. So you can explore degree requirements at different colleges. There are many specialty areas within the field of Sociology such as criminology, social institutions & culture, women/gender studies, etc. Specialty areas come more into play at the graduate level, but you will take a variety of courses at the undergraduate level while you are getting your Bachelor's in Sociology, including math, science, social theory, research methods, statistics, etc. And there will be specific sociology courses or "electives" where you will choose from a variety of Sociology courses such as aging and population, alcohol & drug problems, community service, public policy, public health, criminal justice, etc.


http://www.asanet.org/research-and-publications/journals/teaching-sociology


http://www.asanet.org/sites/default/files/savvy/footnotes/julyaugust10/website_0710.html


https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/08/15/sociologists-talk-about-teaching-political-now-emphasis-charlottesville

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I suggest visiting a college and perhaps sitting in on a professors class while they are teaching a Sociology course. Colleges can help you with this - either the admissions department, or the College Career Center.
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