Education

Education

Teachers can have great impact on the social, personal,
and intellectual
development of individuals.  Their influence stems from a
love
of learning; a talent for awakening students to new
modes of thinking;
an understanding of the human development process; and
professional
skills.  Teachers must have the ability to communicate,
inspire
trust and confidence, and motivate students, as well as
understand
their educational and emotional needs.  They also should
be organized,
dependable, patient, and creative.  A general
description of
teacher work activities includes:  planning courses;
instructing
students; evaluating student performance; supervising
student activities;
performing administrative duties; advising students;
interacting with
faculty, parents, and employers; and keeping up with
developments
in the field.

Teachers can be found in almost every sector of society,
and they
instruct a wide range of topics.  While specific course
requirements
vary among disciplines, most teachers will fulfill the
academic requirements
of a major in a chosen field; be literate in the history,
philosophy,
psychology, sociology and methodology of education; and
have developed
initial teaching skills through supervised clinical
experiences. 
Although certification is required for public school
teachers (k-12)
in all 50 states, some states offer alternative teacher
certification
programs to attract otherwise qualified persons into the
field. 
Aspiring teachers who need certification may also enter
programs that
grant a master's degree in education, as well as
certification.

Most college and university faculty are in
four academic
ranks:  professor, associate professor, assistant professor,
and
instructor.  Four-year colleges and universities generally
hire
doctoral degree holders for full-time, tenure-track
positions, but may
hire master's degree holders or doctoral candidates for
certain disciplines,
such as the arts, or for part-time and temporary jobs.  In
two-year
colleges, master's degree holders often qualify for
full-time positions.

EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION
Examples of Job Titles for Education Majors:
Some of these jobs require education beyond the bachelor's
degree; some
of them rely upon the liberal arts component of the
education major.

 
Related Career
Titles for Education Majors

 

Adult Education
Teacher
Educational
Resource Coordinator
Media Center
Specialist
Student Admissions
Administrator
Alumni Relations
Coordinator
Educational
Therapist
Missionary Worker Student Affairs
Administrator
Athletic Coach Elementary School
Teacher
Physical Education
Instructor
Student Personnel
Administrator
Athletic
Director
Employee Training
Instructor
Preschool
Administrator
Teacher,
Adventure/Outdoor Education
Child Life
Specialist
Financial Aid
Counselor
Registrar/Admissions
Director
Teacher,
Handicapped Students
Curriculum
Specialist
Grant Writer Religious
Institution Education
Coordinator
Teacher,
Industrial Arts
Day Care
Administrator
Guidance Counselor Resource Teacher Training
Specialist
Education
Management Specialist
Historic Site
Administrator
School
Psychologist
Tutor
Educational
Materials Sales Representative
Instructor,
College/University
Secondary School
Teacher
Vocational
Rehabilitation Counselor
Education and
Training Administrator
Kindergarten
Teacher
Social Services
Volunteer (Vista/Americorps)
Educational
Administrator
Librarian Speech Pathologist Educational
Researcher
Library Consultant
Special Education
Administrator
     

Some Employers of Education Majors:
Business and Industry
Camps
Churches
Colleges and Universities
Community Centers
Educational Publishers
Hospitals
Libraries
Non Profits
Prisons
Public and Private Schools
State and Federal Government
Youth Services

EDUCATION
WEB SITES

National
Education Association

- America's oldest and largest organization committed to
advancing the
cause of public education; a very comprehensive site of
information
about the teaching profession and current issues in the
field.

Web66:
International School Web Site Registry
- Looking
for a particular
school district? You can find it here.

American
School Directory

- Information on every K-12 district in the country as
well as useful
resources for teachers

American
Federation of Teachers*
- The AFT has grown
into an active trade
union representing workers in education, health
care, and public service.
Today, the AFT continues to be known for its
democratic ideals and its
cutting-edge work on behalf of its members and the
public they serve.

Teachers
Helping Teachers*
- A site for teachers by
teachers. Resources include
basic teaching tips to inexperienced teachers as
well as a forum for
experienced teachers to share their expertise
and tips with colleagues
around the world.

Association

of Teacher Educators* - The Association of
Teacher Educators was
founded in 1920 and is the only national,
individual membership organization
devoted solely to the improvement of teacher
education for both school
and campus-based teacher educators.

US Department
of Education*

- The federal department working to ensure equal
access to education
and to promote educational excellence for all
Americans; a comprehensive
resource for the profession.

American
Education Research
Association*
- The American
Educational Research Association is
concerned with improving the educational
process by encouraging scholarly
inquiry related to education and by
promoting the dissemination and
practical application of research results.

Education

and Social Work Links - From UC
Berkeley; informative links of career
options within the education profession



Resources of Education Societies*
- Resource list
of internet sites
for education organizations; from the
University of Waterloo, Canada


Troops To
Teachers
- Troops
to Teachers provides Referral
Assistance and Placement services to service
members and civilian employees of
Department of Defense who are interested
in beginning a second career in
public education as teachers or teacher's
aides.

American
College Personnel
Association*
- The
Comprehensive Student Affairs Association designed
to serve all levels of higher
education student affairs professionals
through educational and
developmental programs, publications and networking
opportunities.

New York
State Professions
- License Requirements/Application
Forms