Of course, most parents feel that helping their child reach those higher goals depends solely on their financial help, but there is much more that a parent can do beyond helping with finances. For instance, to help your child select a college and select education jobs.
Granted that if a child's goal is obtaining a degree in corporate law, for example, with the intent of becoming a college professor in corporate law, or jobs in education having to do with law, then the choices are pretty much limited if that child can get into one of the elite private colleges. These include colleges such as Stanford, or going into one of the elite public institutions such as UCLA, or Berkeley.
This would in return allow your child to use the status gains to generate a lifetime income. Also, the friendships and the fraternization with some of the nation’s brightest minds will also help tremendously in the future.
The child whose aspirations lean more toward teaching in government agencies, for example, or choose education counselor careers, should probably choose an influential public university. There, your child will encounter complex classes as well as honors programs. This type of college will allow the student to work one-on-one with different professors. This eventually elicits good job leads as well as allowing the student to receive tremendous recommendations to help them achieve their education jobs.
We mentioned that you should do more than just provide financial help, but there are some whose yearly family income may be below $50,000. If this is so, then outside financial aid will probably allow that student to go to one of the best private colleges.
The small private colleges offer highly dedicated and thoroughly accessible instructors. The classes are maintained small enough that they can easily provide highly detailed feedback on any of the assignments. Further a small size class means that a student who will eventually seek education jobs needs to be completely prepared for class since that student cannot hide behind the façade of anonymity that larger classes may provide.
hose who are considering going into education jobs or a profession such as counselor careers also need to try to also become a more ''rounded'' educator by taking variable kinds of courses, which may come in handy later in their teaching career. These courses include but are certainly not limited to critical thinking, computer databases and word processing, all the basic computer applications possible, drama and public speaking as well as writing.
Finding a mentor from within the professor network is of course of supreme importance. Mentors can give additional credits for working with them privately on independent studies, for example. They may also be instrumental in establishing internships that may turn into jobs in education later.
Your child needs to be encouraged to seek out volunteering for different avenues, such as student government, participating in student clubs such as writing for the college paper, or working in the college library. Often their mentor may give them fieldwork assignments that will prepare them well for teaching later.
Investment in your child’s education goes much further than supplying the funds necessary. For instance, your direction and your suggestions, such as those given above, should be respected and followed in order for your child to receive the best education possible in order to receive their degree to teach.