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#1273 - 08/04/2006 20:23 PM Do all bachelors degrees take the same amount of time?
Cspudley Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 08/04/2006
Loc: Florida
Hello everyone, I just found this forum and think it is great that there is help for us who know nothing about going back to school.

I have three boys and am done having any more. I am also a stay at home mom until my youngest (2 mo.) is in school. I would like to start taking a few classes online to earn my bachelors degree. My intentions are to get my teaching degree.

I don't know if it is the same everywhere but in Florida if you have a bachelors degree in any subject you can take a 45 hour course to become certified teacher.

My questions are, do all bachelor degrees take the same amount of hours/units? If not, does anyone know which ones are faster to obtain?

Thank you for any help you can give.
Love my boys!

Cory ~ 12
Eli ~ 3 1/2
Ashton ~ 2 mo.

#1274 - 08/06/2006 10:09 AM Re: Do all bachelors degrees take the same amount of time?
socalmike Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 06/08/2006
Loc: Covina, CA
To become a teacher in California you have to enroll in a credential program and decide what you will be teaching. Once in the program you can substitute, but you can not be a full time teacher untill you are done. They used to have something called emergency credential, which allowed you to be a fulltime teacher while in the program, I dont think they have it any longer. So yeah, Florida is a lot faster. As for the second part of your question, There are unit requirements for degrees, of course some degrees are much easier to obtain, you need a certain amount of units to graduate. A communications or criminal justice degree is going to be much easier to finish then a biology or engineering degree. If you are going to be a teacher, pick a major that you have somewhat of a interest in or school will seem that much longer.

#1275 - 08/23/2006 13:47 PM Re: Do all bachelors degrees take the same amount of time?
Simon Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 08/23/2006
Yeah, all bachelor degrees should take about the same amount of time, 120 credit hours or roughly 4 years of full-time schooling.


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