Anonymous asked: You said you don't want to walk the teaching path, then what are you going to do with your major?
The honest answer? Not sure! I decided I wanted to become an elementary school teacher in my freshmen year of high school and I only applied to schools that allowed me to gain licensure after four years. When I first arrived, I planned out my licensure path with a professor from the education and child study department and started to realize the amount of classes I would have to take pertaining to the licensure. My first education class was about child development and listening to the professor’s anecdotes about her work with young children with hearing loss made me realize that I wanted to explore my career options. Recently, I became interested in social work and thus I want to explore a lot more because I realized there are so many ways to stay involved in education and children without being a teacher. I feel like teaching is the obvious choice, not to say that it’s a bad choice, but that I want to explore other career paths whether it’s therapy, social work, teaching older or younger students, school psyhologist, special education teacher/specialist etc.