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Episode 39: So You Want To Be a Teacher: Preparing for a Career in Education While in College

April 4, 2022


Whether we met them in elementary, junior high or high school, we all have that one teacher who went above and beyond to mentor and encourage us.


It’s easy to think that those wonderful teachers were simply born for the job. But dedicated, compassionate and empowering educators aren’t magic — they’re made. This episode of College Admissions Insider is for future college students who want to be that wonderful, life-changing teacher someday.


In this episode, we’ll discuss how to choose the right major for a future in education, what it takes to earn teaching certification and why high schoolers looking to make a positive impact on future generations might want to consider this career path.


Our guest is Ellen Amarante, Bucknell’s director of professional education. Ellen has experience as an elementary school teacher and has worked at Bucknell for seven years, the last four of those spent working in the Education Department. 
 

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Episode 39 Transcript

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