I am a mature student who has went back into further education. I used to have quite a successful career in the police but it just wasn't for me 😢 So I would love to explore teaching at secondary school level.
I have been offered an unconditional place at Dundee University studying Psychology and also given an unconditional for Abertay Dundee to study Social Science.
For the last few days I have been so unsure on what to chose and I think I am becoming blind to the facts due to over analysing!
Is there anyone who has studied either of these and successfully went into teaching? Obviously I have to do the postgrad in education once my degree is finished but I want to make sure I am on the correct path due to being my last chance really to get this right!
Any help or advice welcome 😀
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Help! What's best for becoming a teacher? Psychology or Social Science?
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- 08-07-2016 20:28
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- 08-07-2016 20:31
which interests you the most
- 08-07-2016 21:16
Both! I love psychology and equally like criminology which is in the social science option.
I am just thinking further ahead really and wondered what degree would most likely get me a position teaching at a secondary school 😜
- 09-07-2016 08:20
The issue is that neither are really taught much in secondary school. I'm not saying you can't become a teacher with one of those degrees, but you may find it more difficult. I suggest checking out the Education and Teaching forum (careers section) as they may be able to help you better
- 11-07-2016 10:45
Thanks for your reply 😀 I have looked briefly into it and it would be possible to become a modern studies teacher with these subjects.
I have spoken to many people over the weekend for their advice and most have said I should take the Dundee Uni offer which I think I am going to do.