While you are waiting it may be worth researching the Thai education system, how it works, what you can expect from it and where you might fit in.
While TEFLing is fun and you can get some good experience, keep in mind that you can use your education degree (and your Alabama teacher's license) and work at an international school. Thailand has a handful of good international schools (and a whole bunch of not-so-good ones). I TEFLed for awhile in Thailand but got tired of the low pay. I now teach at an international school in Malaysia. It's worth checking out with you getting your education degree.
You said ''looking to teach in Thailand as soon as I graduate college with a bachelors in English education,''
Do you mean you will graduate in English? -40,000 baht a month.
Or so you mean you will graduate in Education? Big difference, that would start you at 60,000 baht a month minimum.
Could you please clarify that?
Later: Damn it, page updated and I saw you were doing teaching, LOL.
Sorry bout that.
Good luck to you.
Thailand is a good place to come to because it's easy to live here with the people being very friendly. Whether you choose to work in BKK or somewhere else will vastly change the kind of experience you have.
Who asked you?
Easy means easy toac, feature climbing 5 steps and then climbing 40 floors. Which is easier? Imagine being lost in NYC and asking pedestrians directions. They all treat you like a plague. Come to Thailand and ask someone the way and they load you into their car and take you there ... easier. Get it now?
Oh God, I've stirred up a hornet's nest. Now he wants to blather on about NYC.