First, a little background on myself: In 2011, I graduated from college with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. I pursued this degree in spite of multiple career assessments that suggested my best career fit (by far) was education. I always loved the idea of becoming a teacher but didn’t pursue it. Why then, you may ask, did I pursue a career in business? Two main reasons: I was a coward and went with the “safe” career choice My father felt a career in business would be the most sensible career choice (see above) Since graduating I’ve done well in the business world, even making a six figure salary before I was 30. The problem, however, is that I absolutely HATE my job. I hate how impersonal it is. I hate how mundane it is. I hate how utterly unfulfilling it is on a spiritual level. (Now might be a good time to mention I’m a bleeding heart INFJ) Now, let’s fast forward to today: I’m at a point where I can no longer be productive or effective in my job. I just don’t care anymore. I’m single and have saved up a substantial amount of money over the past few years. I also don't have a spouse or children. If I’m going to make a career change this is the time to do it. Therefore, I’ve decided to resign from my job and pursue a career in education. I understand how hard it is to be a teacher - my mother is one. I’ve heard all the horror stories: Difficult parents, unruly students, bad administration etc. I know the grass isn’t always greener on the other side. However, I also know this: I’ll never have a better time in my life to pursue a career in teaching (I have a financial cushion and no dependents) Changing the life of even one student is worth the negatives If it doesn’t work out then at least I tried. I won’t have to spend the next fifty years of my life thinking “what if?” Here are my goals: I’d like to be a single subject teacher in any grade between 6 and 12. Subjects I’d like to teach include (but are not limited to): Grammar, English Comp, Political Studies, World History and US History. Here are my questions for the forum: Considering my only degree is a bachelors in Business Admin, what other degrees or certifications would I most likely need to become a single subject teacher? For example: If I want to be a history teacher, do I have to get a bachelor’s degree in history first? Are there any programs that combine teacher certifications with specific subjects? Example: Teacher certification focusing on World History. Would a Masters Degree in Education be worth pursuing at this stage? Any other advice or things I haven’t considered? I truly appreciate any feedback. Thanks!