Do you have to major in Education if you want to teach psychology?

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I want to become a psychologist, and not only help people, but complete research/studies for it.. what kind of psychologist would that be? After doing that, I want to teach psychology at the university level. Would i need to major in education? What do I do?

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Answer by Jacob
If you want to teach at a University level, you have to go for your PhD. To be a psychologist, you need to get a Master’s.

If you want to teach it at a High School level, you need to minor in secondary education.

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  1. William said,

    Wrote on August 5, 2012 @ 11:01 am

    No, you major in Psychology, and maybe just minor on education.

  2. eri said,

    Wrote on August 5, 2012 @ 11:49 am

    If you want to teach at the college level, you don’t need to take any education classes. You need a bachelors, masters, and PhD in psychology. Professors do research, and are some of the only people paid to do psychology research, so that’s the job you want. It’s not easy to get; every job opening gets hundreds of qualified applicants.

  3. WB321 said,

    Wrote on August 5, 2012 @ 12:19 pm

    No, you do not need to major in education. You should major in Psychology, and maybe take a course or two in curriculum design or teaching methods in the education department if you would like to have that background. If you think you may want to teach high school, you would need to get a teaching degree to teach in most school systems, but you would still not need an educ. major. You could teach in some independent private high schools without a teaching license. Good luck!

  4. visnarayan said,

    Wrote on August 5, 2012 @ 12:57 pm

    psychology major.

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