Post # 1
Hi! My name is Bria Harris. I am 23 years old and currently have two more years until I get my bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. I wanted to know how old were you women when you first became a teacher and please let me know how long did it take to get your bachelors or master in education.
Post # 2
I was 22 when I got my teaching job. I got 2 degrees special education and Elementary education. It took me 4.5 years to earn both degrees but I took no less than 20 credit hours every semester. (It was a ton of work) I also had to student teach for 2 semesters one for each of my degrees. In the end it was worth it because I LOVE my job!
Post # 3
I was 22 as well, and my first job was teaching high school. It took me four years to get my degree.
Post # 4
briaharris23: I graduated college at 22, and worked for a teacher as a year. I didn’t major in education in college, and went through an alternative certification program. I was in a terrible situation (horrible administration), and completely burnt out on education – so I quit. I took a few years off and work at a non-profit, before I decided to go back to grad school for education.
I got my Master’s of Ed at 26. It took me a year (summer, fall, spring and another summer semester) and re-started my teaching career a few months later. I’m finishing up my first year back in a few weeks (I’m 27 now)!
Post # 5
Probably not helpful but I’m 32 and thinking about going into education. I’d be 37 when I graduate and 38 my first year of teaching and often think “are you crazy???!!” but it’s been a lifelong dream that just wont go away. (i’m also considering saying F’that, keeping my 9-5, majoring in business and branching into HR so you know, take my input with a grain of salt)
Post # 7
I started teaching at 23. I had my bachelors already and I went back to school for a year to get my teaching certifiate Before getting my job
Post # 8
I started my MATESL (Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language) at 27 years old, and graduated 2 years later at 29. I have taught high school ESL ever since, in a large urban district just outside of Boston. I absolutely love what I do!!!
Post # 9
I’m finishing student teaching now. I’m 25!
Post # 11
I was 22 when I got my first teaching job. All of my schooling took 5 years (4 yr HBa, 1 yr BEd).
Post # 12
I went straight from BA to a masters program. I was 27 when I started teaching.
5 years for my BA (double major/teaching certificates) then 2 years for my Masters
Post # 13
I finished my Bachelors in Psy at 21, since I was working in a preschool for a couple years I did the alternative certifiationa course and got my teaching certification and I started teaching at 23.
I have been teaching for 4 years now and I am curently one year away from finishing my Masters in School Counseling with an LPC and then I will be doing that.
Post # 14
briaharris23 : I was 22 when I started teaching. I finished my Bachelors in Elementary Education in 4 years and finished my Masters in Special Education in 2 years. I have been teaching for 3 years…taught 1st grade for 2 years and currently ending my 1st year as a special education teacher.
Post # 15
I started teaching when I was 35. I left work in social services to have my kids, then worked evenings and weekends until they were old enough to be a bit less reliant on me. Then I did a training course where I worked as a teacher while training for a year. I’m 42 now.