Switching my major isn’t a completely new idea for me. I know I love math and I know I really want to teach. I really like high school level, and was certain that was what I wanted to do. To become a high school math teacher, I am a Math major, so I take a lot of extensive math courses. I have been finding keeping up with the classes is more difficult than I had expected it to be.
I never wanted to be the girl who switched her major, not that there is anything wrong with that, I just wanted to be certain about my future, and not risk going more than four or five years. Knowing this I have been putting a LOT of thought into what I really want to do.
My observation class is in a 7th grade math class. I love it so much more than I ever thought I would! It opened up the idea of switching levels of being a math teacher. I have been talking to my family, friends, but most importantly my adviser, and my Calculus teacher who has had me for three courses so far. Everyone has been a big help, but especially my adviser and math teacher. They both know me well, and know how well I have been doing in my math courses, as well as how much I have struggled. They have been giving me great advice and supporting me with which ever I choose.
I do believe I have come to the conclusion that I am going to switch my major to middle school education. This means I will not be majoring in math, but instead in education and minoring in math. I think it is the best course of action for me.
Your adviser is there for you all year round. Not just that one week before registering for the next semesters courses. They honestly want to help you as much as they can, and they are a lot of help. I am glad I can so easily get a hold of my adviser and go to her office to talk about this stuff, instead of just dumping it on her at our advising appointment.
Speaking of, next week is advising week, and choosing my classes for the next semester always stresses me out! So wish me luck 🙂