For many students, a major in education is used to qualify for a teaching job based on the area of certification. Education graduates can also be hired by businesses which sponsor tutoring services or test preparation or development. Other graduates from the PK-4 major prefer to work or own child care centers. Graduates also find positions in boards of education, community organizations such as the YMCA, museums, professional organizations or language schools overseas. Additional positions can be secured in bookstores, educational supply companies, or textbook publishers. Becoming a management trainee or providing professional development for corporations is another opportunity. For students interested in educational policy and law, education graduates can go on to law school or work for various government or social agencies.

Additional opportunities for those students who continue to a masters degree include special services positions in the schools (including reading specialist, guidance counseling, school psychology, English as a Second Language instruction, and curriculum supervision to name a few).

Positions at a Glance (some may require additional degrees):


  • Teaching
  • Administration
  • Special Services
  • Tutoring Services
  • Test Preparation
  • Therapeutic Support Services

Higher Education

  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Admissions
  • Development
  • Student Affairs

Continuing Education

  • Staff Development
  • GED Preparation
  • Museums
  • Community Organizations


  • Training
  • Publishing
  • Sales
  • Test Preparation
  • Child care on Cruise lines


  • Federal Government
  • Social Service Agencies
  • State Government
  • Overseas Schools


  • Youth Organizations
  • Recreation Centers
  • Churches
  • Correctional Facilities