I would recommend getting your pre-requirements at a technical college. Then transfer to a 4 year college to get your bachelors in education. This can save thousands of dollars! Education is a great career choice and can get you very far in life!
I wish you the very best!
Furthermore, stay committed to your professional development, meet certification requirements if applicable, and budget wisely during your college years. Remember that your passion for education and your dedication to making a difference are highly valued in this field. With careful planning and determination, you can forge a successful and meaningful career in education while managing your finances effectively.
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Depending on the program, you may have an opportunity to do observation hours in a classroom. If not, I encourage you to shadow a teacher and/or administrator so you get an overview of their workday.
If this experience inspires you, research community colleges that have 2-year transfer plans to 4-year universities. State colleges also offer these plans that transfer to their own bachelor’s programs. Community colleges and state colleges are usually more affordable than universities.
Another option to get college credit is modernstates.org. You can take courses then take the CLEP test to receive credit. This is free and a good way to get some general education requirements. You will still need to take the residence hours/credits required to earn your degree and graduate at the college you are attending.
The education field is not very profitable but it is rewarding. Whichever path you choose eventually, I hope it is fulfilling for you. I wish you all the best.