What Can I Do With A Major In Teacher Education?
Education is a career in which graduates can find the satisfaction of helping people of all ages learn. Teachers are the cornerstone of growth in human society and have the ability to make a large impact on many lives. In addition to being classroom teachers, education majors have the opportunity to pursue careers as administrators, coaches, and counselors. In public schools the most prevalent career route is a result of training in an approved program which leads to state certification while some private schools will not require certification.
The mission of the teacher education program at CCSU is to prepare teachers who have the leadership capacity and knowledge base to develop positive and nurturing learning communities not only in their own classrooms but in the surrounding communities and professional field of educators as well. Teacher candidates, upon graduation from CCSU, will have acquired the capacity to understand and use the knowledge base of teaching; developed a repertoire of best practice at their command; developed the ability to reflect and use critical judgment on their own teaching processes; and nurtured the ability to contribute their leadership to efforts to improve education in a democratic society.
Visit CCSU’s Teacher Education Department webpage here.
Sample of Related Occupations
For additional information on each occupation or any others you may be considering, please visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook, a nationally recognized source of career information, put together by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Professional Associations & Additional Career Information
Internships, Co-ops and Employment Opportunities
Teacher education majors may find experiential opportunities or employment in a number of areas depending on your skills, abilities and experience. Career-related internships, volunteer opportunities and job shadows are great avenues to establishing yourself as a qualified candidate for full-time, professional-level career opportunities after graduation.
The following list of employers and job titles shows opportunities where the employer was specifically looking for teacher education majors. This list is meant to be a resource for further career-related investigation and DOES NOT REFLECT current openings. To look for current openings, please visit Central Connections, CCSU's online job, internship, and co-op database, on the Career Success Center website here.
Ability Beyond Disability - Assistant Residential Manager
ACES - Grades 6-8 Music Teacher
Achievement First - Principal in Residence (Rhode Island Expansion Site), Elementary Teacher, Middle
School English & Language Arts Teacher, Secondary Math Teacher, Special Education
Coordinator, Special Education Teacher
Advanced Behavioral Care, LLC - Direct Service Professional
Behavioral Development & Educational Services, LLC - Special Education Teacher
Belchertown Public Schools - Superintendent of Schools
Benhaven School - Special Education Teacher
Capitol Region Education Council - Facilitator for Early Childhood Services Accreditation Project
Central Area Health Education Center - Summer Institute Instructor, Youth Health Service Corps & Health Careers Coordinator,
Collegiate Health Service Corps - Volunteer & Service Experience, Americorps State
Member - Youth Health Service Corps Coordinator
Consolidated School District of New Britain - Grades 6-8 Math & Science Teacher, Grades 6-8 Special Education Teacher, Grades
9-12 Bilingual Special Education Teacher, Grade 6 Science Teacher,
Coventry Public Schools - Special Education Teacher
East Catholic High School - Choral Director - Long-Term Substitute
Empower Leadership Sports & Adventure Center - Part-time Adventure Facilitator
Glastonbury Public Schools - High School Special Education Teacher
Hands On Hartford - Program Director for Huntington School Services, Classroom Assistant for Huntington
Harford County Public Schools (Bel Air, MD) - Vocational-Technical Education Teacher, Career & Technology Education Teacher, Special
Hartland Public Schools - Special Education Teacher
Kelly Services - Substitute Teachers (Greater Hartford Area)
Killingly Public Schools - School Psychologist, Special Education Teacher, Elementary School Teacher, Intermediate
Physical Education Teacher, Music Teacher
Mystic Arts Center - Education Internship
New Pond Farm Education Center - Summer Camp Alternate Director
Northwest Children's Center - Assistant Preschool Teacher
Okemo Mountain Resort - Childcare Provider/Teacher
Our Sister's School - Americorps Classroom Teacher
Plainville Community Schools - Long-term Substitute for Technology Education
Regional School District I - Assistant Superintendent
Rocky Hill Public Schools - High School Math, Spanish, Science, Social Studies & Spanish Tutors
Save The Bay - Summer Camp Internship, Exploration Center Education Assistant
Simsbury Public Schools - Afternoon Assistant
Starbase CT - Mentoring Students in the STEM Fields
Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary - Education Internship
The Bridge Family Center, Inc. - Site Coordinator - After School Enrichment Program
The Children's Home of Cromwell, Inc. - Teacher Support Specialist, One to One Aide, Residential Counselor
The Devereaux Glenholme School - Boarding Faculty (FT) - Direct Care
The Little Gym - Gymnastics, Sports Skills, Dance & Karate Instructors
The Shelter For Women - Math & Social Studies Teacher
Town of Manchester - Nyke Tykes Preschool Teacher
Trinity College Community Child Center - Program Director, Early Childhood Internship
Wheeler Clinic - Early Childhood Specialist, Special Education Teacher
Where's My Tutor.com - Tutors (All age levels and subjects)
WIC Agent - English Teacher
Windham Public Schools - Special Education Teacher