Hello there, I'd like to greet all the members of this site before I begin. It's nice to meet you all! I'm a HS senior and am interning at a local middle school. I have been planning out my degree plan, but have gotten mixed reviews from the teachers I spoke to, so before I pester some of my others, I figured I'd ask online through this lovely community. I will be attending a local University that has an excellent education program. In fact, it was originally created to produce great teachers. My question is this: I was planning to major in Interdisciplinary Studies (Aka Education) and to minor in Mathematics/Science Composite so that I would be set up to teach either middle school math or science. It sounds like a good idea in all honesty, and provides internships junior and senior year. However, one teacher highly discouraged this plan, and said that to major in education would harshly limit my employment opportunities in comparison to say, a science degree which is what I originally wanted to do a while ago. Is this true? If you teach middle school, what did you major in? The only sciences this University offers to really major in are biology and chemistry, so I guess Biology would be my next choice, or possibly psychology? I'm at a loss here. If I major in something else, I will either have to fight to fit in the necessary classes to get my certification, or pay extra to do the courses online. Help please? I'm in the state of Texas. Thank you all, and have a great evening!