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Elementary Education

caspern47caspern47 Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
I am a male who wants to major in elementary education. Because this is not a popular choice major for someone of my gender and there is a public desire for more male elementary school teachers, do I have a higher chance of getting into schools of education?

Replies to: Elementary Education

  • T26E4T26E4 Registered User Posts: 24,274 Senior Member
    There is no shortage of slots for men or women who wish to go into elementary education. Unless you're a simply awful HS student, you'll have many schools that want you.
  • happy1happy1 Forum Champion Parents, Forum Champion Admissions Posts: 24,198 Forum Champion
    I don't think it will get you into a school you are not otherwise qualified to attend. In addition, colleges recognize that students can switch majors once they start at a college. As with everyone else you should apply to a range of reach, match, and safety schools that appear to be affordable.
  • EmpireappleEmpireapple Registered User Posts: 1,408 Senior Member
    As an elementary teacher myself, I believe being a male will help you in your job search after you graduate. But I am reading that so many are leaving the field and not going into it in the first place, that jobs should be available. You might want to focus on getting certified in the states that pay the best.
  • TheGreyKingTheGreyKing Forum Champion Williams College Posts: 2,102 Forum Champion
    I am a school administrator with a long history of hiring elementary school teachers in public schools on Long Island, New York. We have several hundred candidates for every position.
    I highly recommend getting a well-rounded liberal arts education, not just taking education classes. Be a strong student all around.
    I can't speak to college admissions, but being male can help during hiring-- but only if your interviews, essay, math sample, references, and demonstration lesson are every bit as outstanding as those of the best female candidates. We want only the best of the best.
  • mom2collegekidsmom2collegekids Forum Champion Financial Aid, Forum Champion Alabama Posts: 84,880 Forum Champion
    At many/most schools, getting accepted into their College of Education is NOT hard....not at all. I would imagine that at most schools with Colleges of Education, getting accepted into the major is not required. Simply getting accepted to the university is enough...and then you can select the Col of Ed.
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