Looking for Advice – Am I in the Right Major?

I am currently in an English Education for Middle and High School program at my college. I am considered a junior (although Im not sure how, I think I should technically be second semester Sophomore). I’m 25, and I have a toddler (a single mom).

The thing is that I’ve been recently having doubts about entering the teaching field. Not because I wouldn’t enjoy it, I would love working with kids. However with the way things have been going (school shootings, kids behavioral problems, no support from higher ups) I’m considering maybe changing my major and going to something else.

I was just wondering if anyone has any advice or thoughts about this?

Info: I would probably switch over to dentistry (I know big change from English teacher, but I like lots of different things) and I just feel like I’d be too old to switch it up like that or I would be “starting over” and wasting money and time. I just want to do what’s best for me and my daughter and I’m not sure that teaching is right.

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