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Teacher Education

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

Academic Advisor

Admissions Counselor

Adult Education Instructor

Learning Disabilities Specialist

School Administrator


School Psychologist

Continuing Education Program Planner

Market Researcher

Student Affairs Administrator

Non-Profit Administrator

School Counselor

Teacher Curriculum Coordinator

Private Tutor

ESL Teacher

Elementary School Teacher

Middle School Teacher

High School Teacher

Kindergarten Teacher

Preschool Teacher

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

American Association of Community Colleges

American Association for Employment in Education

American Association of School Administrators

American College Personnel Association

American Educational Research Association

American Federation of Teachers

American Library Association

American School Counselor Association

Connecticut Education Association

CT Reap

Connecticut State Department of Education

Council for Exceptional Children

Early Childcare and Education Resource Guide

Education Degree.com

International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language

National Association for College Admission Counseling

National Association of Independent Schools

National Association of Private Special Education Centers

National Association of Student Personnel Administrators

National Center for Alternative Certification

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

National Education Association

Teachers of English to Students of Other Languages

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 College Central Network, 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

Glastonbury Public Schools - High School Special Education Teacher

Hands On Hartford - Program Director for Huntington School Services, Classroom Assistant for Huntington Tutoring Services

Harford County Public Schools (Bel Air, MD) - Vocational-Technical Education Teacher, Career & Technology Education Teacher, Special Education Teacher

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 Devereaux Glenholme School - Boarding Faculty (FT) - Direct Care

The Little Gym - Gymnastics, Sports Skills, Dance & Karate Instructors

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)

Windham Public Schools - Special Education Teacher

YMCA of Greater Hartford - School-Age Child Development Program, Assistant Director for Kindergarten Care Program