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Old 08-29-2011, 10:47 AM
 
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Hi, my fiance and I are going to be moving to Dallas in Oct. I am currently going to my local university and was going to start taking my teaching courses this Jan. but since I found out we were moving I took this semester off so I wouldnt have to drop classes. Anyways I was wondering why all Texas seems to offer is a Bachelors degree in English and then a Certificate in Teaching. Why can you not get your degree in Education? Is it just the norm for Texas. Also what schools would you suggest in the Dallas Area because what I've been finding is that they are mostly private and pricey.
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Old 08-29-2011, 11:50 AM
 
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Just curious . . . do you plan on teaching English?
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Old 08-29-2011, 12:47 PM
 
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Yes, here in NE I was going to get my BA in Language Arts for Secondary Education. But from what I have seen TX doesnt offer that option.
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Old 08-29-2011, 12:48 PM
 
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Just curious . . . do you plan on teaching English?
Hahaha you read my mind!
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Old 08-29-2011, 12:51 PM
 
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Look at Texas Womans University in Denton. I'm sure one of our teachers will chime in, but I think you have to get the degree in your subject area now and not in education.
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Old 08-29-2011, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Purgatory (A.K.A. Dallas, Texas)
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I know a few years ago, Texas required for high school that you major in the subject you wish to teach and minor in education. Elementary school, you majored in education. I believe they have switched some things up as far as grade levels, but I think the basic premise is still true.

Regardless, trying to get a job teaching English is rather like trying to persuade Fort Knox to let you borrow some of the gold for a bit.

Aside from that, if you still insist on pursuing it, TWU or UNT offer excellent teaching programs.
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Old 08-30-2011, 05:41 PM
 
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You probably mean colleges, right? Sorry, just giving you a hard time! I've heard really good things about A&M Commerce here.
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Old 08-31-2011, 11:20 AM
 
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Thanks for the help! Yeah I realize it is going to be hard getting a teaching job so I will probably end up just using my english degree getting a job somewhere in Dallas hopefully. It's a struggle for any teacher to get a job now it seems no matter where you live.
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Old 08-31-2011, 11:32 AM
 
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I would recommend going for a double major if you can handle it, maybe in business. It's always best to have something "practical" to fall back on. I don't know what other jobs your English degree could get you in Dallas. I know a former literature major who is an executive assistant and is doing pretty well.
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Old 08-31-2011, 01:39 PM
 
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I agree on the double major, but not sure about business. Half of my classmates this semester are taking pre-reqs to apply to accelerated BSN (Nursing) programs because they can't find jobs with their business degrees. I don't know if there are recession-proof careers anymore.
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