Originally Posted by cincrazy
This question is aimed primarily at those in the education field, but even if you're not in the education field, feel free to throw in your 2 cents...
I graduated from OSU with a journalism degree in 2007. I'm returning to school spring quarter to pursue a social studies teacher license. I have a list of prereq's I need to complete before entering the masters program of education. My question was, would I be at a competitive disadvantage compared to other teachers if I did not pursue a history degree? Would that hurt me on the job market? Hurt me from a knowledge standpoint? Any insight or opinions would be helpful. An old high school teacher of mine strongly recommends getting a degree in history, and says that I can be a social studies teacher without one, but I'll be less of one. Financially, I'd really rather not tack on even more loans, but if it makes me that better off in the end, I'll have little choice I suppose. Thanks for any help!
I have a Social Studies degree. It does make you more marketable, but good luck finding a job after graduation! Everything is tough right now, but Ohio has over 50 colleges churning out Social Studies majors. If your flexible and can move, I reccomend a venture down South or out West where jobs are aplenty.
Honestly, if I were you, I would get a business education degree so you could either teach business in High Schools or get a regular job. That way, if the teaching thing doesn't work out right away, you could still find a job doing almost anything. Just a thought. PM me if you have further questions.