13 Truths Behind Being an Education Major
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13 Truths Behind Being an Education Major

The major that will educate the future generations and your future children.

13 Truths Behind Being an Education Major
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Sure we are choosing to go to school for the rest of our lives, but there's more to us ed majors than meets the eye. Sure, we laugh along when you joke about our "easy" course work. Sure, we giggle with you when you mention our cardigans and "teacher clothing", but what you don't know is the truth behind being an education major.

1. Pinterest is your best friend.

It's home to ideas for activities and goals for your future classroom.

2. It's normal to gather in a circle for a picture book read-a-loud during class.

We do put in our hard work, but there are times where lessons like this happen. I mean we are going to teach children and there is no better way to learn than observation of this kind.

3. The professors in the education department are the best professors you have in school.

Education professors have loads of teaching experience. They are professionals in the art of teaching. This makes their teaching delivery so much better than most of your other professors that you have for your core classes.

4. Your friends say, "You're such a teacher" on a daily basis.

Teaching is in our nature and sometimes it comes out when it is not necessary. This causes your friends to kindly remind you that you are on the right career path.

5. Your field placements are the highlight of your academic week.

There is nothing better than getting experience and reconfirming your career choice once a week. When your classes are getting you down, the children in your classroom remind you why you are doing what you are doing.

6. Kahoot has been used on several occasions in your college career.

Whether you were learning about it in your education technology course or actually using it as an activity in an education class, you have used Kahoot several times. Everyone in the class, including the professor, is super competitive when this game comes into play.

7. It annoys you when people tell you that your classes are easy.

Our classes are not necessarily easier than yours. We still read a textbook, we still take notes and we still have exams. Contrary to popular belief, we do not sit and make crafts all day.

8. People make a concerned face when you tell them your major.

Do you know the face? It's almost as if you told them that your cat died. They are worried that you are going to school for something that you won't get a job in. Or they follow the face up with a comment about how children are so disrespectful today and they're sorry you have to deal with that.

9. Your closet is 50% age appropriate clothing and 50% teacher clothing.

You have acquired quite a few teacher outfits for field placements and other education events. You enjoy shopping and wearing teacher clothing, but it is beginning to consume your age appropriate side of your closet.

10. You actually get excited about shopping for school supplies.

This may make us sound lame, but shopping for new school supplies is one of the best parts of back to school shopping for education majors.

11. You're content in knowing that you have a lifetime full of first days of school.

While everyone posted their "last first day" pictures to Facebook on the first day of senior year, you knew that it was far from your last first day.

12. Your summer job consists of working at a daycare, summer camp and/or other places where children are frequent visitors.

On the first day of classes when you ask everyone what they did over the summer, most ed majors will respond with one or more of the jobs listed above. We just can not get away from children.

13. You know teaching is what you were made to do.

You won't let anyone's opinions stand in your way of becoming a teacher. You're not in it for the salary, your're in it for the feeling you get when a child "gets" something.

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