Have a b.a. in business administration – decided I want to teach elementry school?

I have my BA with a concentration in Accounting. However, I know I made the wrong decision (before declaring a major in college I wavered between accounting and education). I have coached youth cheerleading for 6 yrs and have worked at jobs involving small children. What is it going to take now to become a teacher in Pennsylvania? Do I have to start over or does it count for anything that I have a college degree

I’m older than you, but was in the same boat a few years ago…same degree-same concentration–I even coached cheerleading :o)

Anyway, I went back to school on-line to get my post-bacc degree at www.wgu.edu. It is an accredited totally on-line university (I think one of the very few!), and I was able to get my elementary teaching degree with credit for my BS degree, so I didn’t have to retake a lot of non-related courses. I am now licensed to teach in Colorado and when I moved to Vermont–I had no problem with getting my license here. I am teaching here in Vermont. Their program allowed me to get my degree while I was still working and on my own schedule. It is worth checking out–good luck to you!

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3 Responses to Have a b.a. in business administration – decided I want to teach elementry school?

  1. Miss Mallory says:

    Not sure exactly about Penn, but here, you need to have a BS in education. Since you probably already have electives, you’d need your core classes. You can call almost any university in Pennsylvania and find out exactly what you need, or you may even be able to get your BS of Education online from phoenix University.References : http://www.phoenix.edu

  2. cosmic_challenges_mom says:

    You are ready to start teaching…

    Visit:
    http://www.teachforamerica.org.
    http://www.philadelphiateachingfellows.org/

    There are so many alternative teaching certification routes for those with degrees that you should have no problem finding a teaching job where you get paid while getting the training and a masters degree in education.

    Good luck!References : I’m going the same route!

  3. iwannabquietnow says:

    I’m older than you, but was in the same boat a few years ago…same degree-same concentration–I even coached cheerleading :o)

    Anyway, I went back to school on-line to get my post-bacc degree at http://www.wgu.edu. It is an accredited totally on-line university (I think one of the very few!), and I was able to get my elementary teaching degree with credit for my BS degree, so I didn’t have to retake a lot of non-related courses. I am now licensed to teach in Colorado and when I moved to Vermont–I had no problem with getting my license here. I am teaching here in Vermont. Their program allowed me to get my degree while I was still working and on my own schedule. It is worth checking out–good luck to you!References :

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