(Closed) Should DH accept money to career-change?

posted 7 years ago in Career
  • poll: What should DH do?
    Take the money and go for his dreams! : (9 votes)
    75 %
    Don't take it... their crap is not worth it. : (3 votes)
    25 %
    Other (explain below please) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    @brideatbeach: Is it worth it? Maybe. I think it depends on the balance between him being happy in a career change and how very much they will hold it over his/your head. If it will make him happy and dealing with his parents will be bearable, I say of course! Education is expensive! But if it will just create more resentment than do any good, I’m not sure I would do it now and maybe would wait until you two can afford it on your own. (Btw, are there any programs in your area that reward going back to school?)

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Around here there are Master’s degree programs where people can get thier teaching credentials very quickly.  I’m sure it is no more than 2 years but I think it might be less.  Be careful though!  There are education budget cuts all over the country.  If he isn’t in the right field of education, he may not get a job or if he gets one he may not keep it due to layoffs.   You are right to support him in whatever he decides, but personally I would not want to deal with the inlaws throwing their donations in my face all the time.  I’d rather take the time and get what I wanted on my own.  

    Post # 6
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    441 posts
    Helper bee

    There are usually career-switcher programs to help people who want to become teachers get their certifications quickly. My brother was able to get his in only a few months. I’m not sure how expensive they are, but I think they’re much cheaper than going back to school to get a degree. It might be something you and your husband want to look into.

    Post # 7
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    1126 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Could he do a teaching fellows program?  I have a friend that did Philadelphia Teaching Fellows and another that’s doing New York City Teaching Fellows – it’s probably only available in big cities, but they spend 2-3 years teaching and concurrently getting their masters, and if they fulfill the full 3 years, I think most of the schooling is free.  If they continue to work with “underserved” kids then they get even more loan forgiveness.  Not sure if it’s available near you, but it seems like a fantastic option, and all you need is a bachelors in anything to apply.

    Post # 8
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    441 posts
    Helper bee

    @2ndtime: makes good points about budget cuts. Public education is very unstable right now, so if your husband really wants to do this, he should seriously consider what subjects he wants to teach. Math and science teachers tend to be in demand. Every school district I’ve looked at is hiring a math teacher, even now just a few weeks before school starts. Special education teachers are also usually in demand.

    Post # 11
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    441 posts
    Helper bee

    My brother’s degree was also in marketing, and now he teaches middle school math! He did his career switching program in VA, but different states might have different requirements. You can see VA’s requirements here to get an idea. Check your state’s Department of Education page, or Google “teaching certification [your state]” or a similar search.

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