Still having second thoughts about my decision!

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  1. Ari33

    Ari33 Rookie

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    I had been having trouble deciding if I wanted to become a high school English teacher, or an elementary teacher. I finally decided on high school English, and have registered for and been studying for the CSET... But I still don't feel 100% confident in my decision... I love English, but not all areas of what I would need to teach. Although, I think it would be more intellectually stimulating and interesting teaching high school English. However, while the subject matter is not as interesting to me, I love working with little ones!
    Any advice?
     
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  3. heyitssteph

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    Have you thought about middle school? I was in the same exact situation as you, and I am getting an elementary K-8 license in my state but focusing on my middle school endorsement in language arts. Other states have a 5-8 license or 6-12.
     
  4. Meglin

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    I second the middle school recommendation. I was in the same shoes as you were 3 years ago.

    I spent one semester majoring in secondary education with a focus on English, then thought I would like to work with little ones more. I found it endearing that I would be able to make the content so fun. Two semesters were spent interning in a 1st and 2nd grade classroom, and I couldn't take it; I needed content that was more stimulating for me.

    So I opted for middle school science, and I LOVE it! This year of student teaching has been a dream, and when I finish in May, I plan to continue teaching middle school. The content is much more stimulating, but the students are still enthralled by some of the same things elementary students are, and I can do lots of "cutesy" stuff with them.
     
  5. FourSquare

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    MIDDLE SCHOOL 4EVER!

    It is really the best of both worlds. (Or totally terrible, depending on who you ask. :lol:) They are really just little kids with big kid content. I have a lot of fun with them, and I am an ex-primary teacher. (2nd/3rd)
     
  6. bluegill

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    Just go with English; you learn things along the way, especially if you are just one step ahead of your kids. And you never know; the things you think you don't like might turn out to be your favorite.
     
  7. teacherguy111

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    Take a look at middle school.
     

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