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TESU - Map for Psychology or Education Degree?
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Here is one for the History BA:

https://degreeforum.miraheze.org/wiki/My...in_History

I am told that Excelsior's History degree is cheaper (and more test-friendly) than TESU's by a bit, so you might consider that option.
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(04-19-2019, 05:39 PM)mysonx3 Wrote: Here is one for the History BA:

https://degreeforum.miraheze.org/wiki/My...in_History

I am told that Excelsior's History degree is cheaper (and more test-friendly) than TESU's by a bit, so you might consider that option.

ty! Do you have any idea where I could find an English TESU?
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#13
Not sure where you can find a map like the ones I've linked, but here's the link to TESU's credit distribution for the English degree. https://www.tesu.edu/heavin/ba/english

Note that there aren't enough test-out options for upper-level credits and no test-out options for the Nonwestern Literature requirement, so you'll have to take a few extra classes from a college rather than testing out of everything. But still, it'd only be a few classes so may be worth it.
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(04-19-2019, 08:07 PM)mysonx3 Wrote: Not sure where you can find a map like the ones I've linked, but here's the link to TESU's credit distribution for the English degree. https://www.tesu.edu/heavin/ba/english

Note that there aren't enough test-out options for upper-level credits and no test-out options for the Nonwestern Literature requirement, so you'll have to take a few extra classes from a college rather than testing out of everything. But still, it'd only be a few classes so may be worth it.

You are really lovely and wonderful! Thank you so so much!
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(04-19-2019, 03:47 PM)TheJerseyGirl Wrote: Well thank you for asking! I am very interested in teaching ESL online. China has now required for teachers to have a TESOL (which I have) and a BA of any kind. I am interested in Psychology and thought it would be great to blend it in as a side job doing some online counseling outside of teaching peak hours. 

A few things to take into consideration:
- If this is a more permanent career change, although you'll meet the requirement of having a BA to teach English in China, a BA in Psychology will be less interesting for potential employers (less chance at the higher positions, less chance at a large salary), than a BA that is related to English or teaching—you'll probably get a job as an English teacher though. However, if this is only temporary, then choosing a Psychology degree for other reasons could definitely be valid.
- Are you doing this for an experience, and will be returning eventually, or it's for a permanent career change? Do you plan on teaching once back in the US (if so, I would look into if a teaching license is possible with the degree, or education requirements)? Which degree would benefit you the most after having finished teaching in China?
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(04-19-2019, 10:22 PM)pws Wrote:
(04-19-2019, 03:47 PM)TheJerseyGirl Wrote: Well thank you for asking! I am very interested in teaching ESL online. China has now required for teachers to have a TESOL (which I have) and a BA of any kind. I am interested in Psychology and thought it would be great to blend it in as a side job doing some online counseling outside of teaching peak hours. 

A few things to take into consideration:
- If this is a more permanent career change, although you'll meet the requirement of having a BA to teach English in China, a BA in Psychology will be less interesting for potential employers (less chance at the higher positions, less chance at a large salary), than a BA that is related to English or teaching—you'll probably get a job as an English teacher though. However, if this is only temporary, then choosing a Psychology degree for other reasons could definitely be valid.
- Are you doing this for an experience, and will be returning eventually, or it's for a permanent career change? Do you plan on teaching once back in the US (if so, I would look into if a teaching license is possible with the degree, or education requirements)? Which degree would benefit you the most after having finished teaching in China?

I have no interest in teaching in America. I have a disabled child at home. Teaching online learners from China would be exactly perfect for my lifestyle long term. The psych degree is of interest to me because I think I could benefit from dealing with language gaps if I understand intrinsic motivation vs. extrinsic motivation, as well as build confidence with insecure learners. I could lead me to a masters and some therapy at some point if I took interest that way, but I probably wouldn't. If anything counseling esl children may be something I would be interested as a service more than a job. I am pretty sure the kids in cages that are lost in the system will need someone to talk to at some point. I could be interested in being that person.
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