Aspiring Teacher: How far should I get certified in college?

I'm going to attend UT-Austin this coming fall for an education major. Of course I know teaching is not exactly a high-paying job but I'm interested in working at higher-class schools (aka richer districts). My question is should I attempt to go for a Masters or minor in child psychology or both? Basically, what should I do that will make me an acceptable candidate for such district. I'm thinking of becoming a primary teacher but I might change my mind to get an all-grades certification. Thanks in advance

Asked By: - 5/31/2009
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Who says teaching isn't well paid? It certainly is where I live! Certainly in the 60's for most (60k Cdn - about 50k US), and it could be more. Even the starting pay for an elementary teacher would be in the high 40's... More
Answered By: capitalgentleman - 5/31/2009
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Just to set the record straight, public school teachers in the US need approximately the level of schooling as engineers. Teachers have an average starting salary of about $35,000, or roughly 60 percent lower than that of an engineer. Public school teachers (again, on average) top out at around $65,000. Engineers... More
Answered By: Henry I - 5/31/2009
You sound unsure right now. Is there anyway you can become a substitute teacher this summer (summer school, year round school) to make sure this is what you want to pursue before spending so much time and money? Good Luck!
Answered By: Sheryl - 6/2/2009
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