Saturday, August 18, 2012

Careers for Education School Graduates

Some people, from the time they are in first grade, know they want to be teachers. For others, the idea can be a sudden insight, or a feeling that grows and develops over time. Regardless of how the knowledge comes, becoming a teacher means becoming an educator; and that means studying education. So, what is education? Education encompasses teaching and learning specific skills, and also something less tangible but more profound: the imparting of knowledge, and well-developed wisdom. Education means 'to draw out', facilitating the realization of self-potential and the latent talents of an individual student.
Educators are always in high demand. The call for new teachers continues to grow as education changes rapidly and the number of school-age children increases. Also, education reform is taking place across the country, so the rules keep changing. New federal and state initiatives are encouraging all American schools, teachers and students to strive to be the best in the world. These changes are creating new challenges as well as new opportunities for prospective teachers.
There is widespread recognition of America's need to build a highly skilled, diverse teacher workforce. States are now raising their standards for teacher licensing and increasing salaries to attract well-educated people who otherwise would be inclined to work in other areas. Generally, teacher salaries have improved considerably in recent years, but salaries vary greatly from state to state and even by school district.
Besides a degree of job security, teaching offers a uniform salary schedule in which earnings are based on years of experience and training, and fringe benefits usually including health insurance, paid sick leave and retirement.
Most large colleges and universities offer degrees in education leading to teacher certification. Some colleges specialize in teacher training. The choice of which kind to attend is up to you. Good teachers come from all types of institutions.
If you are interested in this exciting, ever changing field, there are many career opportunities available. Traditionally, you will need a bachelor's degree, and possibly additional certification-requirements vary from state to state and school district to school district.
Besides teaching, with advanced degrees there are many additional opportunities available in administration and management. Employment opportunities are as diverse as the various support organizations in the world of education. Career opportunities ranging from consultants that work with school operators, to software and textbook publishers, are rapidly growing and expanding. The industry is developing quickly. Numerous new education organizations will join those currently in the industry to revolutionize the way people learn, research, collaborate, and teach.
Today's students will become the leaders of tomorrow's education industry. Using a diverse skill set, ranging from business expertise to a deep understanding of education, visionaries have an opportunity to reshape the industry to better serve students of all ages.
Individuals seeking a career in the education industry should be passionate advocates of
change based on an understanding of the education market today.

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