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The 10 Reasons Why Education Majors Chose Their Major

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Oneonta chapter.

1. It really is the most rewarding careers you could ever imagine.

2. They really enjoyed school & had a good experience themselves & want to continue allowing children to feel that way too–or– they had a horrible experience in school & want it to change that so no other child has to feel the way they did.

3. You can make a difference, & you can help your students make a difference too.

4. You never know what the day is going to bring.

5. Teaching is fun & gives you many opportunities to be creative.

6. “The Click.” The moment where you see a child understand something they were struggling with just seconds ago. 

7. Teaching is an intellectual challenge. 

8. The work environment is never dull.  

9. The energy & excitement of all your students will rub off on you.

10. Seeing your students succeed. 


Kenzie Negron is currently a senior in college studying at SUNY Oneonta to pursue her dream career of being a high school english teacher as well as a part time journalist. Kenzie is the proud Campus Correspondent for the Her Campus Chapter at SUNY Oneonta. Kenzie is also the author of her own blog; http://sincerelykenz.com. In her spare time, Kenzie enjoys snowboarding, indulging in tacos, and hanging out with her friends. You can find out more information about Kenzie by following her on Twitter and Instagram (@kenzienegron).