When you get to your senior year of high school you need to start getting serious about what you want to study at the college or university level. Some students want to get a teaching degree and go to teaching school, while other students want to become a doctor or even an engineer. Some even want to teach their major. If you are interested in teaching courses in engineering or teaching school to engineering students, then you will need some combination of teaching school and an engineering background.
The following will take a look at what is involved with teaching school for engineering students and the academic path that is required.
About the campus general engineer degree
If you have an interest in engineering and also teaching school, it can be difficult to determine the best course of action to pursue academically. The truth is that it depends on what level you want to teaching. Assuming that teaching courses to college and high school students about general engineering topics is your goal, your best option is to get a bachelor general engineer degree and the go to teaching school and get a teaching degree at the Masters level.
This option allows you to reconsider your choice to get a teaching degree once you finish your engineering degree. If you decide that you wither no longer want to continue your education, want to continue your engineering degree at the graduate level, or want to purse certification and start working, you can.
About teaching school, teaching degree, and teaching courses to engineering students
Teaching engineering is just as much about your experience as an engineer as it is about the curriculum. This is why so many engineering teachers are professionals in the field. Often it is that experience and insight that can provide students will a unique educational experience.
However, a teaching degree will definitely come in handy if you plan is to be a teacher. You will need the formal training to help you understand how to best utilize your practicalexperience and apply that to the curriculum and lessons that you will teach.
Question to think about
When it comes to doing an engineering degree and thinking about teaching school in the future, there are a number of questions that you should think about. They include:
• Do you have more of a passion for engineering or for teaching?
• Do you want to teach at the college level? What about teaching general engineering at a vocational school or the high school level?
• Do you want to work as a general engineer before getting into teaching?
• Do you want to get right into teaching engineering as soon as you finish school?
• What topics in engineering do you want to teach?
• Are you willing or interested in teaching other related courses?
Thinking about these questions should help you to better understand what education and career path is best for you.