What can I do with a major in Education?

The teacher education program combines a sound liberal arts background, fieldwork, and studies in human growth and development, curriculum, methods, and materials. Approved by the Pennsylvania State Department of Education, the program prepares students for certification in early childhood, elementary, and secondary education.

Strategies

• Strengthen communication skills
• Join a debate team to enhance public speaking skills
• Gain experience working with children or adolescents
• Work in church or community day care
• Strengthen computer skills
• Expand broad base of knowledge
• Consider taking a speech class
• Tutor
• Learn a second language
• Study diversity issues

Some of the jobs below require education beyond the bachelor's degree;
some of them rely upon the liberal arts component of the education major.

Career Titles

Adult Education Teacher
Alumni Relations Coordinator
Assistant Principal
Athletic Coach
Athletic Director
Business Education Teacher
Child Life Specialist
College Dean
College President
College Teacher
Counselor
Day Care Administrator
Director of Admissions
Director of Guidance
Director of Student Affairs
Education and Training Administrator
Education Management Specialist
Educational Administrator
Education Consultant
Educational Materials Sales Representative
Educational Researcher
Educational Resource Coordinator
Educational Therapist
Elementary School Teacher
Employee Training Instructor
Financial Aid Counselor
Financial Aid Director
4-H Agent
Grant Writer
Guidance Counselor
Historic Site Administrator
Instructor, College/University
Kindergarten Teacher
Librarian

Library Consultant
Media Center Specialist
Missionary Worker
Peace Corps/VISTA Volunteer
Personnel Director
Physical Education Instructor
Preschool Administrator
Preschool Teacher
Principal
Registrar
Religious Education Teacher
Religious Institution Education Coordinator
Resource Teacher
School Psychologist
School Social Worker
School Superintendent
Secondary School Teacher
Social Services Volunteer
Special Education Administrator
Special Education Teacher
Speech Pathologist
Student Admissions Administrator
Student Affairs Administrator
Student Personnel Administrator
Teacher, Adventure/Outdoor Education
Teacher, Handicapped Students Curriculum Specialist
Teacher, Industrial Arts
Textbook Writer
Training Specialist
Tutor
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
Vocational/Technical Teacher


Professional Organizations

American Association for Adult and Continuing Education
10111 Martin Luther King, Jr. Hwy
Suite 200C
Bowie, MD  20720

American Counseling Association
5999 Stevenson Ave.
Alexandria, VA 22304

American Federation of Teachers

555 New Jersey Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20001

Association for Career & Technical Education
1410 King St.
Alexandria, VA 22314

National Association of Special Education Teachers
1250 Conneticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 200
Washington, DC  20036

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
2010 Massachusetts Ave., NW, 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20036

National Education Association
1201 16th St., NW
Washington, DC 20036
http://www.nea.org/

Web sites

AAEE with Education Week and top school jobs Career Center blogs
American College Personnel Association
Academic Employment Network

Career Profiles in Special Education
Child Care Jobs
Education Jobs Page
Education World: Learn, browse job listings and submit your resume
ESL Jobs Worldwide: Focused on ESL teachers interested in teaching English overseas
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
National Educators Employment Review
PA Educator
Research school districts: Directory information for districts across the nation, listed by state
Resources of Education Societies
Salary relocation calculation and school reports
Sites for Teachers
Teacher Certifications by State
Teacher Certification Requirements, State by State

Teachers at Work
Teaching in Pennsylvania
Teaching Jobs: English Teachers in Korea, Japan and China
Teaching jobs in Pennsylvania
Teaching jobs throughout the U.S.
Teachers-Teachers
Teachers.net: Subscribe to job alerts for new openings
US Department of Education

Contact Information

 

Megan Adukaitis
Director of Career Development


Career Development Office:
Bernardine Hall, Suite 103
Phone: 610-796-8225
Fax: 610-790-1968

Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Evening hours by appointment.

Email: career.services@alvernia.edu