Hello everybody, this is my first post here on these forums, and I have a few questions about the road to becoming a science teacher. 1. I'm currently going for a B.S. in Geology, which I had decided to do before I realized that I want to become a teacher. As a general rule of thumb (since I'm sure it varies somewhat from school to school), could I apply for or be considered for other science teaching positions? Being that I'm a Geology major in this case, could I perhaps land a job as a chemistry teacher? The Geology bachelor's program requires a full year of general chemistry, and upper-level geology courses (mineralogy, petrology, geochemistry to name a few) require a fair amount of chemistry knowledge. 2. Although I am going for a B.S. in Geology, my current overall GPA is a 2.62. Now, I've got two semesters left and I plan to retake a few courses to bump up my institutional GPA by the time I'm projected to graduate in Spring 2013, but from experience, how much does GPA matter? I've done some research on the topic but I'm not quite sure how having a B.S. in Geology (in my case) with a certain GPA would influence my resume as opposed to having a B.S. in Education with a certain GPA.