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What Can I Do with an Elementary Education Degree?

Employment of kindergarten and elementary school teachers is expected to grow by 17 percent from 2010 to 2020, while employment of preschool teachers is expected to grow by 25 percent. There will be a greater demand for mathematics, science and bi-lingual education teachers and for those who want to teach in less desirable school districts.

Graduate Studies

Advanced degrees are required for guidance counselors, school administrators and corporate trainers.

Job Opportunities

For detailed information about Elementary Education career opportunities, see also Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook: Kindergarten and Elementary School Teachers, Preschool and Childcare Center Directors, and Preschool Teachers.

  • Elementary Teacher
  • Resource Teacher
  • Reading Specialist
  • Literacy Teacher
  • Tutor
  • Textbook and Curriculum Design Consultant/Writer
  • Children Education Program Designer/Teacher for Art, Science and Natural History Museums, as well as Zoos and Nature Centers
  • Summer Camp Teacher/Director
  • YMCA/YWCA Education Program Specialist/Teacher
  • Preschool/Head Start Teacher/Director
  • Child Advocate
  • Children Services Program Specialist
  • Church Youth Education Program Coordinator/Director

What Can I Do with a History-Social Science Education Degree

The history, social-science education degree yields license to teach ALL social studies courses at the high school level, not just history.

Graduate Studies

Advanced degrees are required for guidance counselors, school administrators and corporate trainers. Studying history is good preparation for graduate study in history, as well as international relations, archives management, museum studies, law, library science, public administration or business. Political scientists need a master’s degree or Ph.D. in political science, public administration or a related field.

Job Opportunities

For detailed information about History-Social Science Education career opportunities, see also Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook: Kindergarten and Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, High School Teachers, Adult Literacy and GED Teachers, and Political Scientists.

  • History, Social-Science Teacher
  • Social Studies Teacher
  • History Teacher
  • Adult Literacy and GED Teacher
  • Tutor
  • Journalist
  • Public Relations Representative
  • Politician
  • Campaign Worker
  • Congressional Aide
  • Legal Assistant
  • Lobbyist
  • Government Positions
    • Public Administrator
    • Foreign Service Officer
    • Workforce Development Specialist
    • Community Leader
    • City Manager
    • Diplomat
    • Policy Analyst

What Can I Do with a Language Arts Education Degree?

If you are interested in introducing students to the proper use of English for written and oral communication, consider a concentration in English/Language Arts. English instructors are needed at every level, from elementary school to advanced degree and ESL (English as a second language) programs. Also, writing skills can prepare you for positions other than teaching, such as writing speeches, developing web content, blogging and social networking, as well as being a journalist, nonfiction writer, novelist or editor.

Graduate Studies

Advanced degrees are required for guidance counselors, school administrators and corporate trainers.

Job Opportunities

For detailed information about language arts education career opportunities, see also Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook: Kindergarten and Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, High School Teachers, Adult Literacy and GED Teachers, Technical Writers, Editors, Writers and Authors, and Reporters, Correspondents, and Broadcast News Analysts.

  • English/Language Arts Teacher
  • ESL (English as a Second Language) Teacher
  • Literature Teacher
  • Adult Literacy and GED Teacher
  • Business and Technical Writing Instructor
  • Speech Writer
  • Copywriter
  • Public Relations Writer
  • Marketing Communications Writer
  • Web Content Writer
  • Blogger
  • Journalist
  • Nonfiction Feature Writer/Author
  • Novelist
  • Editor

What Can I Do with a Middle Grades Education Degree?

Employment of middle school teachers is expected to grow by 17 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations. There will be a greater demand for mathematics, science and bi-lingual education teachers and for those who want to teach in less desirable school districts.

Graduate Studies

Advanced degrees are required for guidance counselors, school administrators and corporate trainers.

Job Opportunities

For detailed information about middle grades education career opportunities, see also Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook: Middle School Teachers and Career and Technical Education Teachers.

Some middle school instructors teach special classes, such as art, musi, or physical education. Career and technical education teachers help students in middle school and high school develop career-related and technical skills.

  • Teacher (6th through 8th Grades)
  • Resource Teacher
  • Reading Specialist
  • Literacy Teacher
  • Tutor
  • Textbook and Curriculum Design Consultant/Writer
  • Youth Education Program Designer/Teacher for Art, Science and Natural History Museums, as well as Zoos and Nature Centers
  • Summer Camp Teacher/Director
  • YMCA/YWCA Education Program Specialist/Teacher
  • Preschool/Head Start Teacher/Director
  • Child Advocate
  • Children Services Program Specialist
  • Church Youth Education Program Coordinator/Director

What Can I Do with a Natural Science Education Degree?

Overview

Science teachers are in great demand across the country, providing you the opportunity to work where you want with a high degree of job security. Teaching positions are available for biology, chemistry and physics teachers. There will be a greater demand for mathematics, science and bi-lingual education teachers and for those who want to teach in less desirable school districts.

Graduate Studies

Advanced degrees are required for guidance counselors, school administrators and corporate trainers.

Job Opportunities

For detailed information about Natural Science Education career opportunities, see also Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook: Kindergarten and Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, High School Teachers and Adult Literacy and GED Teachers.

  • Science Teacher
  • Biology Teacher
  • Chemistry Teacher
  • Physics Teacher
  • Resource Teacher
  • Adult GED Teacher
  • Tutor
  • Textbook and Curriculum Design Consultant/Writer
  • Youth Education Program Designer/Teacher for Science, as well as for Zoos and Nature Centers
  • Technical Writer/Editor
  • Science Writer/Journalist
  • Technical Sales Engineer
  • Pharmaceutical/Chemical Sales Representative

What Can I Do with a Special Education Degree?

Special education teachers work with young children to high school age students who have a wide range of learning, mental, emotional and physical disabilities. Early intervention in the development of language, speech, social and motor skills allows children the best opportunity to improve in those areas. Special education graduates also serve as consultants to general education teachers to help them adapt lessons that will meet the needs of the special education students in their classes. Employment of special education teachers is expected to grow by 17 percent from 2010 to 2020.

Graduate Studies

A master's degree in special education would help an applicant stand out from others. Educational diagnosticians always need a master's degree. A special education degree also is good preparation for pursuing physical, occupational and recreational therapy graduate programs, as well as becoming a school and career counselor or speech therapist.

Job Opportunities

For detailed information about special education career opportunities, see also Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook: Special Education Teachers and Preschool Teachers.

  • Special Education Teacher
  • Special Education Tutor
  • Special Education Consultant
  • Special Education Case Manager
  • Autistic Teacher
  • Early Childhood Teacher
  • Public Health – Infant Development Specialist
  • Remedial Skills Instructor
  • Resource Room Special Education Teacher
  • Special Needs Teacher
  • Behavioral Specialist
  • Residential Counselor
  • Vocational Training Counselor: Resident, School, Youth