Becoming an Elementary school teacher with a Psychology degree?

Question by vanessaishardcore: Becoming an Elementary school teacher with a Psychology degree?
I’m currently a junior in high school and I have yet to decide what I want to be. I really want to be an elementary school teacher because I love kids, but I am taking a psychology class and that is really interesting. If I get a psychology degree can I still become an elementary school teacher?

By the way I live in California.

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Answer by Christina
Maybe you should just be a guidance counselor for elementary children that way your combining 2 in 1

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3 Comments so far »

  1. H B said,

    Wrote on November 13, 2011 @ 11:23 am

    I suggest you meet with a guidance counselor from the college you are interested in going to and ask him.

  2. Emma E said,

    Wrote on November 13, 2011 @ 11:51 am

    That was exactly my problem! But teachers college (a one year course in university) which is what you need to become a teacher, needs a three year degree in ANY subject. So you can take whatever you want in your first three years of University, and still go to teachers college. So I recommend taking phychology to keep your doors open!

  3. iluvmyson6 said,

    Wrote on November 13, 2011 @ 12:37 pm

    Yes in ca you can become an elementary school teacher as long as you have a bachelors in any field and then it takes about a year after that to get credentialed. I live in ca and I am torn between being a speech pathologist and a special education elem. teacher and then become an administrator (you have to have 3yrs teaching experience to get an administrative credential). Psychology would be a great undergrade degree. Goodluck!!

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