There are all kinds of great professions out there that can provide you with a rich and rewarding career, but none ever seem quite like it is when you become an educator. Getting the chance to impart what you know and have learned to others so that it can enrich their lives can bring you a sense of satisfaction and happiness that you may not find in any other career. There are all kinds of great teaching opportunities available to you but one of the great chances can be getting the time to teach at a university level. If you are thinking about being an Architecture Professor in college, there are a few steps that can be involved that can help make your time even more rewarding.
Preparing for the Profession
In order for you to get a start in a career in teaching at the college level you are going to want to have a few things behind you already. Naturally you will need to have a degree in architecture to start with. Having a bachelor’s degree is going to be a must and a master’s degree is probably going to help you go further in getting a good job. It is also a good idea if you have some practical experience as an architect before you head into the classroom. This will be a bigger help to you as an instructor as you will be able to provide insight to your students as to what it is like to work for a firm, what is expected of you and so on.
When you are first looking at teaching at a college level it may take some time and patience before you are able to turn it into a full-time profession. Many professional architects that have an interest in teaching start off just by teaching a class or two at a local four-year university or community college so that they can get their feet wet, see how well they like the atmosphere and get started.
It may take you a few years of effort and teaching in different places before you find a place that you can settle into a career as an Architecture Professor. Once you find the best spot for yourself and are able to establish yourself as a member of the faculty you can keep moving forward with a very rewarding career in helping others to learn to be professional designers.