Compare to medical degree, yes
Every degree is real. Degree is a buzz term. I could get a degree in music and get hired to be a cop. Personally I have 3 and am not employed in a profession that is relevant to either of them.
Lol! The comment you made holds true for almost everyone except legal and medical professions.
I was a cop for seven years the greatest investigator we had had a degree in aviation safety.
It is a real degree, but what can you do with it?
Then you need a B.Ed after your first course.