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Can you teach accounting with a master's degree?

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Can you teach accounting with a master's degree?

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While some institutions may hire candidates with a master's degree to teach as professors, it is much more common for colleges and universities to hire professors who have a PhD in their respective field. Therefore, for someone who wants to teach as a full-time college professor, there will be much more opportunities available with a PhD. It will be much easier to get a job as a high school teacher, whether it be teaching an accounting class or some other kind of relevant business elective class. While the minimum educational requirement for teacher certification (for teachers K-12) is a bachelor's degree, it is often required for advanced certification to pursue a master's degree and is preferred by employers. Therefore, having a master's degree in the desired teaching field can give candidates an edge in the employment process. However, a master's degree in accounting alone will not suffice in qualifying for teacher certification; candidates will also need to complete a state-approved teacher preparation program, typically part of an education degree program curriculum, as well as the state's individual exam requirements.

For more information on becoming a teacher, check out this article: Certified Teacher: Career Info & Qualifications

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