How do I know if I want to be a Teacher?
Choosing a career can be very daunting. There are so many aspects that go into deciding what you want to do for the rest of your life. Research is an important factor in making this big decision. If you have ever thought about or are currently thinking about becoming a teacher, our blog is full of posts that answer your biggest questions and concerns. We have a post about teacher's salary here, what a day in the life as a teacher is like here, and even a post about the different careers that come with a teaching degree here.
While you can extensively read about becoming a teacher, real understanding will come after you are in the classroom working with children. Because of this, volunteering in a classroom is a great way to research if teaching is right for you! You do not need a teaching degree to volunteer in the classroom. There are many opportunities to serve, even during a pandemic. Here are just a few ideas that we thought of:
Although summer break is coming, there are still many opportunities to volunteer in the classroom. Many schools, including Wasatch Elementary, Rock Canyon Elementary, Provo Peaks Elementary, and Timpanogos Elementary are all within two miles of BYU and offer volunteer opportunities. All you need to do is simply go to the school, or contact them, and ask if they need any help from a BYU student! They will be happy to have you and it will help you determine if teaching is the career for you :)
Don't forget to check out the rest of our blogs on this website or meet with a student ambassador here over zoom to ask any questions!