Elementary, middle, and high school teachers typically work in public or private schools and strive to inspire a lifelong love of learning in their students. Maybe you wish to become a teacher because you were engaged in positive experiences in the classroom. Maybe it was one or more great teachers or simply your own love of learning that is motivating you. In any case, with a career in education, you’ll be able to share that love and pass along the skills and knowledge the next generation needs to get a positive and successful start in life.
The employment future for new educators is positive. Teachers at all levels are reaching retirement age, so incoming educators should find success in rural and urban areas with growing populations. Those with subject area specializations in mathematics, sciences, and English as a second language are expected to be in high demand.
Careers in Education
- Elementary and Secondary Education Teacher
- Special Education Teacher
- English Language Learner Teacher
- Postsecondary Teacher
- Instructional Coordinator
- School Administrator
About Education Emphasis
Education courses provide students with the background and foundation to continue in a four-year institution to complete a baccalaureate degree.
The courses prepare students interested in teaching or related careers. A bachelor’s degree is required for teacher certification.