I have a BA in Communication and have been attempting to work in TV and Film, and it's not going well. I've always been interested in teaching and am thinking of pursuing teaching high school English. Do you think it's better to get a teaching certificate or to go back and actually get a BA in English Education, Grades 6-12. The main factors I am worried about: 1) Will someone with a BA in Education get chosen over someone with a Certificate? 2) Does it affect salary? The BA will probably increase the time I am back in college for about a semester. But to me it seems like GRE vs diploma. GRE has a negative connotation to it so I am worried that the certificate would carry the same.