Does getting a degree at a private university hurt my chances of eventually teaching at a public college?
Does getting a degree at a private university hurt my chances of eventually teaching at a public college? I currently hold a BA in history from a private Christian university in Memphis, TN. This university is fully accredited. My future goals are to teach English at the college level. I am most interested in teaching at a public community college. (yes I know most are never tenured) I have applied to a different private Christian university in Riverside CA, that is very reputable and fully accredited, to obtain a masters degree in English. My question is does getting a degree at a private university hurt one's chances of eventually teaching at a public college?
Asked By: Jason - 10/14/2010
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Not at all. Furthermore, you still need to get a master's and a doctorate in order to teach, even at most community colleges, in a field like English or History. Therefore, you still have an opportunity to spend time at a public school if that makes a difference... More
Answered By: neniaf - 10/14/2010
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No not at all!
Answered By: meg2deth4 - 10/14/2010
No. Your degree-granting institution does matter for jobs, but the public/private distinction is unimportant. The reputation and networking opportunities are the main factors.
Answered By: sitcpsitcb - 10/14/2010
Hi Jason... More
Answered By: dancing_smurf - 10/15/2010
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