2 years ago
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What classes should I take in high school to be ready for college to become a biology teacher?

I am a rising sophomore who wants to take more classes than my school schedule allows. I have to choose between advanced chemistry or a class about early childhood development and get to work in a preschool, and between career training and Spanish I. If I did career training I would get to job shadow my favorite teacher who is everything I want to be - an amazing teacher, a science nerd, runs the drama club, and coaches our scholastic bowl team, but if I skip Spanish I now, I have to take it in college. Any advice?

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2 years ago

I would say, that since you want to become a BIOLOGY teacher, taking advanced CHEMISTRY is not as important as, say, an advanced biology class. I would also say to do career training so that you can shadow that teacher. Once in college, you likely would not get another chance to be placed with that teacher. However, I would recommend taking advanced chemistry because it will show admissions counselors that you are serious about science. Advanced chemistry will likely be a lot harder in college, but child development may not be so extreme. Likely, child development would not be so extremely challenging. I might be saying that because science is hard for me, so take my advice with a grain of salt. In the end, it is up to you and what you think you can healthily fit on your plate. Good luck!

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