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View Poll Results: Should I Teach History at High School or College?
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Old June 29th, 2015, 01:03 PM   #31

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Then I think you will make a great role model for a lot of kids
Thanks. ^^
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Old June 30th, 2015, 10:50 AM   #32

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I agree with most of what Wenge says about the academic world regarding history, especially as I am currently trying to squeeze myself in so to speak paying my dues and all that.
I would tell you however that what path one takes needs to be seen from a unique and personal point of view, I have friends and acquaintances who will never even sniff a college job, but of my group of close friends one is already a payed grad student at a good college and the rest of us are all moving upwards so to speak, and none of us are exactly brilliant or anything. Thats another thing, most of us can only speak from a position of say average run of the mill capacities intelectually speaking, if for any reason you happen to be extremely gifted that can also change the scenario, sadly in that sense all men and women have not been created equal.
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Old July 8th, 2015, 08:35 AM   #33
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Just wanted to comment on the debt issue. There is very little reason to leave school with a LOT of debt for becoming a history teacher or professor. Let me explain a little bit. If you go for 2 years at a community or city college it will be very affordable and not cost you much. Then it should only take you 2 more years at a 4 year university to get your BA/BS. Then, as long as you have strong grades, a couple internships in undergrad, and a decent showing on the GREs; there is no reason you can't get a decent deal from a grad school to go for very cheap, possibly free, or they may pay you.

Also, EmperorTigerStar, where are you planning on attending school?
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Old October 13th, 2015, 06:48 AM   #34

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college because you can fail students and not have their parents yell at you and you get to work on a university rather than a high school. If i was to do it I would definitely be a proff. But ive heard you have to have a continuous research to be a prof.
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Old January 29th, 2016, 01:43 PM   #35
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Most (95%) lecturers and Professors in University are research-active and if this is your goal, you would need to have a PhD. I don't know what your goal is, whether to teach or to engage in research. But if you only want to do research, that won't be possible since you would need to teach in lectures as a mandatory process to become a Professor, starting from a lecturer. If you only want to teach, that's possible too since there is minority of lecturers or professors who don't participate in research.
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