I want to teach Psychology in a Community College and eventually a university. I have a BA in Education but not credentialed because I taught secondary ed in private schools for the past 25 years. I'm trying to change careers. I cannot find a job in any type of psychology institution and I have run through my savings I had so I could concentrate on completing school this past year. I just completed a B.S. in Behavioral Science & Ethics (Psych based classes) & I am about to start a Master's program online and the school is in AZ. Question is do I enroll in the Master's of Psychology with an emphasis in General Psych which does not prepare or lead to licensure (14 months longs and only $17,000) OR do I enroll in their Master's in Professional Counseling which can lead to licensure because of the 1 1/2 years of practicum (2 1/2 years long and $28,000). As I said, I mainly want to TEACH at a higher level so does anyone know, do I really need the license? My counselor was not sure but said that "SHE THINKS" in order for me to teach, I would need counseling experience which I can't do without licensure here on the west coast. I'm not one to go the medical route as some suggested above. HELP! I wish my last counselor had told me the truth about this B.S. not being able to be used right after graduation.