Yes, I'm an Education major, and yes, I love it. Your opinion of the field won't change my mind about my future. If you ever happen to come across an Education major, make sure you steer clear of saying these things, or they might hold you in from recess.
1. "Is your homework just a bunch of coloring?"
Um, no, it's not. We write countless lesson plans and units, match standards and objectives, organize activities, differentiate for our students, study educational theories and principles, and write an insane amount of papers on top of all of that. Sometimes we do get to color though and I won't complain about that.
2. "Your major is so easy."
See above. Also, does anyone else pay tuition to have a full-time job during their last semester of college?
3. "It's not fair that you get summers off."
Are you jealous? Honestly though, we won't really get summers off. We'll probably have to find a second job during the summer, we'll need to keep planning, prepping our classroom, and organizing to get ready for the new school year.
4. “That's a good starter job."
Are you serious..? I'm not in this temporarily. This is my career choice and I intend to stick with it and make a difference.
5. “That must be a lot of fun."
Yes, it definitely is fun, but it's also a lot of hard work. We don't play games all day.
6. “Those who can't, teach."
Just ugh. Where would you be without your teachers who taught you everything you know?
7. “So, you're basically a babysitter."
I don't just monitor students, I teach them.
8. “You won't make a lot of money."
Ah yes, I'm well aware, thanks for reminding me. Teachers don't teach because of the salary, they teach because they enjoy working with students and making a positive impact in their lives.