Hi, so I'm potentially interested in becoming an elementary school teacher down the road, and I understand it would be much easier to major in elementary education. However, there are 2 reasons why I'm hesitant to do this.
1. I'm not completely sure if this is what I want to do yet, and I don't want to be confined to this narrow major should I decide to change my focus down the road.
2. All of the schools that I could see myself realistically going to don't have an education major, which is a huge bummer.
So my question is this:
Would it be feasible to major in Human Development or a social science with a minor in Educational Studies, and after undergraduate school, go to graduate school for Elementary Education?
I want to leave my options open for now, so I feel I'd be better off maybe majoring in a social science like Human Development, which would still allow me to learn a lot of potentially useful things should I decide to go into teaching. Also, if I minor in education or educational studies, that should help me stay somewhat on course, right? ***I probably would want to get a masters in elementary education anyway, even if I were to major elementary education for undergraduate school.
Is this a realistic idea for me, or will I regret this down the road? Thanks in advance for any help.