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Can you major in Education?

Topic: Choosing a Major at U. of North Carolina at... | Asked by: Catherine D. | Asked on 06/28/2012

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Hi! I'm an education student at UNCA. I'll be a senior this year and I'm very pleased with the education program at UNCA! Although you cannot major in Education, you can receive your teaching license in almost any subject area. The way it works is that you choose a major of your choice (say you want to teach high school history- you would major in history) and earn your 6-12 or 9-12 teaching license in addition to your major. I am earning my K-6 teaching license and I'm a psychology major, although K-6 licensure students can major in anything they want. I could've majored in, say, Environmental Studies, or even Business, but Psychology is very applicable to teaching K-6 and a lot of classes overlap between my Psyc requirements and my licensure requirements. I really like this unique education concept because it truly prepares us to teach our subject area! The work load is often compared to the same amount of work as a double-major, but it's definitely manageable and worth it, For more info, email teach@unca.edu or visit unca.edu/education :)

Answered by: Becca W. | about 2 years ago
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It seems like you can major in a subject and then, additionally, attain your teaching license while at UNCA. Learn more here: http://education.unca.edu/

Answered by: Taylor C. | about 2 years ago
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