Education major?

<p>I am a hispanic male junior in high school going into my senior year and I'm thinking about going into education. Before anyone gets angry at me or thinks that I'm choosing this major just to increase my chances for admissions for colleges hear me out:</p>

<p>My mother and three of her relatives from her side are/were educators, and from working with them, I personally find it inspiring to be able to basically lead future generations to improve themselves and make the world better. Furthermore, because so many people in my family are teachers I've had a lot of hands-on type of work with teaching/education that includes me recently starting a journalism program for elementary school children to improve reading comprehension and writing ability, over 50 hours of peer tutoring, and working with special needs children since basically before I could walk.</p>

<p>The problem is, I go to a competitive public high school where no courses in Child Development or Psychology are offered, two things I have heard are very important to the major. Will colleges not take me seriously if I don't have any classes in those on my transcript when I apply?</p>

<p>Also, being a mexican-american male declaring an education major, I was simply curious if my chances would be increased/impacted at any of the following schools:
UC Davis
UC Irvine
Georgetown University
George Washington University
American University
Boston University
Boston College</p>

<p>Thanks in advance :)</p>