A career or degree for something other than Education?

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  1. ABC123

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    I have always been in Education even if i wasn't always ''The Teacher'' in the room. I have been a Early Childhood Director, PreK & Kngtn Teacher, K-3rd Para, Sped Substitute, etc. within the last 22 yrs but I work with many who majored in other areas and/or had other careers before teaching.

    Just curious if anyone went to college/got a degree for anything else besides Education and if so, did you have a different career before Teaching?
     
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  3. czacza

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    I was an undergrad business major. Worked in sales and customer service. Went back for MS Ed after volunteering in my sons' classrooms.
     
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    I was an attorney full time till 3 years ago. Now I'm a substitute teacher looking for a job. I've looked at getting back into prosecuting because I'm busting out on the job market.
     
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    I have been speaking to a lot of people lately who changed careers and went into teaching, its very interesting to find out the reasons and always wondered if the regretted it, a few say yes, most say no.....but they found a job quickly and have teaching jobs still.
     
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    Majored in history and political science, went to law school and worked in various areas of law as we moved around the country, then got an alternative teaching license and my MS Ed; I have been teaching for 16 years.
     
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    I majored in history and didn't plan on being a teacher until my last year of school.
    And before teaching, I was in the Air Force.
     
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    During my many sub teaching yrs, graduating w/ a special ed grad degree, & being a special ed teacher for a short time, I went back to grad school for SLP (communication disorders specializing in speech-language path.), & recently graduated. I did that for 3 yrs, took the last 2 yrs off & did other non-education/SLP work, & will probably be an SLP again for this upcoming yr (2016-17). If I don't get an SLP job for this yr, I'll keep doing what I did the last 2 yrs. My 2 latest degrees go hand-in-hand.
     
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    My undergrad degree was in biology.
     
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    My Bachelor's was in English Lit.
    Took a job at a daycare after graduation (it was the first place that gave me an offer after several interviews at other places, hundreds of applications to a whole bunch of random jobs, I didn't know what I wanted to do)
    Ended up loving it so much, I stayed for awhile even though I made barely above minimum wage.
    Decided to go to grad school for Education :)
     
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    I still think you have one of the coolest usernames on here. :)
     
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    Whaa! Thank you! Have you told me this before? Thanks for me making me feel super special :D :p
     
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    Nah, just noticed it recently (I haven't been on that long). :)
     
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    I always liked your name too;)
     
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    Duude, THANKS GUYS! :D:D:D
     
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