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Do You Think It's Ridiculous that Education Majors Become Teachers?

Every time a teacher in high school introduced themselves they bragged about their degrees from some big name university and I would always ask "What was this degree in?". They reply, every single time, "Education". So I ask "how does this qualify you to teach me advanced level chemistry with just an education major?". They couldn't answer. Does this worry anyone else about the level of education in public school teachers? Yes I was a perceptive little brat.

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Best Answer JJ Murray (multiculturalsoul) says

3 years ago
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    Michael Ward (CrescentSkies) 3 years ago

    Just aimed at the last statement, nope. I got this good at writing because my parents saw how abysmally the public school teachers were showing me how to write and decided to take matters into their own hands. Mom's a journalism major.

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Nathaniel Zhu (NathanielZhu) says

3 years ago
  • Larry Wall 3 years ago

    Just curious, do you have any idea how you would teach a young child to read. Do you know how to teach or explain phonics and are you equipped to help the student who may be a little slower than the others while maintaining order with the class?

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Rochelle Frank says

3 years ago
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    Rochelle Frank 3 years ago

    My major helped me, but I later realized that I was not teaching subjects, I was teaching children. What you teach is not as important as how you teach. The teachers you remember are

    remembered for who they were, not the subject they taught.

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Donna Hilbrandt (donnah75) says

3 years ago
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    Michael Ward (CrescentSkies) 3 years ago

    Then I have a remark for your exact department :D in high school I was taught MLA format which was supposedly the "standard" paper writing format...queue college, never used MLA once. Had to learn APA on my own since my high school teachers failed to

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Larry Wall says

3 years ago