Hey everyone! I am currently a HS junior and I want to be either a middle school or high school math teacher.
I have a majority of California schools on my list as that is where I want to teach after college (and it is hard to get a California credential if you don’t go to college there). I already have a solid list of colleges but I am not sure what major(s) I should be looking at. I know that Liberal Studies tends to be for elementary teachers, while not many schools have Secondary Education majors. For reference, the schools on my list include UCLA, Stanford, USC, Cal Poly SLO, Santa Clara, Pepperdine, USD, SDSU, Chapman, LMU, UCSB, UCSD, UC Davis, UCSC, and ASU (for Barrett; I am in state).
Some schools have mathematics majors with an emphasis in education, some have educational studies with an emphasis in math, while others have education minors. Knowing my career aspirations, what would be the best thing for me to major in? Is it limiting to major in education? I am worried that majoring in math would be too rigorous for me, as I have not taken calculus yet to see if I am good at it or not.