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What Can I Do With a Major in Education?

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Career Titles

  • Academic Advisor
  • Admissions Counselor
  • Adoption Counselor
  • Adult Education Teacher 
  • Advertising Account Executive
  • After School Director
  • Alumni Relations Coordinator
  • Art Teacher
  • Assistant Principal
  • Assistant Superintendent
  • Athletic Coach
  • Athletic Director 
  • Audiovisual Specialist 
  • Autism Center Manager/Teacher
  • Behavioral Psychologist
  • Biographer
  • Boy or Girl Scout Director
  • Camp Counselor
  • Camp Director
  • Career Counselor
  • Caseworker
  • Child Advocate                    
  • Child Birth Educator
  • Child Life Specialist
  • Children's Activity Director
  • Children's Book Author
  • Community Relations Worker
  • Consultant
  • Consumer Advocate
  • Continuing Education Program Planner
  • Convention Organizer
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Counselor
  • Court Appointed Special Advocate
  • CPR/First Aid Instructor
  • Creative Arts Therapist
  • Critic
  • Curriculum Specialist
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Day Camp Director
  • Day Care Administrator
  • Day Care Center Teacher
  • Director of Curriculum
  • Disability Advocate
  • Diversity Facilitator
  • Early Childhood Teacher
  • Editor
  • Education Management Specialist
  • Education Research Assistant
  • Educational Journalist                                
  • Educational Lobbyist
  • Educational Materials Sales Representative
  • Educational Resource Coordinator
  • Educational Software Developer
  • Educational Web Page Creator
  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Employee Development Specialist
  • English Instructor Abroad
  • ESL Teacher
  • Financial Aid Counselor
  • Fitness Instructor
  • Flight Attendant
  • Foreign Student Advisor
  • Fundraiser
  • Government Agency Administrator
  • Grant Writer                                                 
  • Graphic Designer
  • Guidance Counselor
  • Head Start Director
  • Head Start Teacher
  • Headmaster
  • Historic Site Administrator
  • Human Resources Administrator
  • Insurance Agent
  • Insurance Underwriter
  • Journalist
  • Kindergarten Teacher
  • Learning Disabilities Specialist
  • Learning Specialist
  • Librarian                                                       
  • Literacy Program Coordinator
  • Lobbyist
  • Market Researcher
  • Mathematics Teacher
  • Media Buyer
  • Media Center Specialist
  • Middle School Teacher
  • Missionary Worker
  • Non-profit Administrator
  • Nursery School Teacher
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Outdoor/Adventure Teacher
  • Overseas Teacher
  • Parent Educator
  • Peace Corps/VISTA Worker
  • Physical Education Teacher
  • Physical Therapist
  • Playground Equipment Sales Representative
  • Preschool Administrator
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Principal
  • Private Tutor
  • Probation/Parole Officer
  • Professor
  • Property Manager
  • Psychologist
  • Public Health Educator       
  • Public Information Specialist
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Reading Specialist    
  • Real Estate Agent
  • Recreation Leader
  • Registrar
  • Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Religious Education Teacher
  • Research Assistant
  • Researcher
  • Resource Teacher
  • Sales Representative
  • School Counselor
  • School Psychologist
  • School Social Worker       
  • School Technology Specialist
  • Science Teacher
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Social Studies Teacher
  • Social Worker
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Speech Therapist
  • State Education Agency Official
  • Student Affairs Administrator
  • Substance Abuse Specialist
  • Superintendent
  • Teacher
  • Teacher Aide
  • Technical Writer
  • Test Developer
  • Textbook Editor
  • Tour Guide
  • Training Specialist
  • Travel Agent
  • Tutor
  • Vocational Counselor
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Welfare Worker       
  • YMCA / YWCA Worker
  • Youth Corrections Officer
  • Youth Director

Employers
  • Adoption Agencies
  • Boards of Education
  • Bookstores
  • Camps
  • Child Care Centers
  • Child Welfare Departments
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Community Colleges
  • Community Recreation Centers
  • Community Service Agencies
  • Consulting Organizations
  • Consumer Products Firms
  • Correctional Institutions
  • Cultural Organizations
  • Day Care Centers
  • Department of Education
  • Department of State
  • Educational Materials Publishers
  • Federal Education Agencies
  • Financial Institutions
  • Government Affiliated Schools Abroad
  • Group Homes
  • Health Service Providers
  • Hospitals
  • Judicial System
  • Libraries
  • Marketing Companies
  • Media/ Communications Industry
  • Medical and Professional Schools
  • Mental Health Clinics
  • Museums, Historical Societies, Parks
  • National Associations and Councils
  • Nursing Homes
  • Peace Corps/AmeriCorps
  • Preschools
  • Private Schools
  • Private Schools Abroad
  • Professional Organizations
  • Public Schools
  • Publishers
  • Regional and National Accrediting Agencies
  • Rehabilitation Centers
  • Religious Organizations
  • Research and Development Centers
  • Scouts
  • Special Education Cooperatives
  • Technical Schools
  • Tutoring/ Test Preparation Companies
  • YMCA/YWCA

Skills
  • Ability to hold the attention of a group of students
  • Ability to speak to groups of people
  • Ability to teach to different learning levels
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to work on a team of educators
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Able to manage groups of children
  • Adapt quickly to new situations
  • Adapt the presentation of information to different audiences and age levels
  • Advising and counseling
  • Assess the progress of individuals and the success of programs
  • Capability to integrate technology into the classroom
  • Capacity to analyze, interpret and evaluate information
  • Communicate with children and parents
  • Computer skills
  • Conflict resolution
  • Creativity
  • Critical thinking
  • Decision making
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm and energy for education
  • Design and implement appropriate curricula/programs
  • Desire to work with and help people
  • Disciplinarian
  • Effectively plan activities
  • Explain ideas clearly
  • Extensive knowledge in a particular subject area
  • Flexibility
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Imagination and creativity
  • In-depth knowledge of subject
  • Initiating and persuading
  • Knowledge of educational theory, teaching strategies, developmental theories, and techniques of discipline
  • Leading and managing
  • Lesson planning
  • Maintain order, resolve differences, anticipate and prevent trouble
  • Motivate and encourage students
  • Multi-tasking
  • Needs assessment
  • Nurturing potential growth and development of people
  • Organization
  • Patience and listening skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Problem solving
  • Public speaking
  • Reporting results
  • Research techniques
  • Select and effectively using audio-visual and other educational materials
  • Self-evaluation
  • Sense of humor
  • Sensitivity to the differences and needs of others
  • Serve as a role model
  • Summarize ideas
  • Team player
  • Understanding children

Salary Information

NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers) Summer 2018 Average Starting Salary:
  • Education Bachelors Degree: $37,820

Average Salary of SNC Education Graduate:

  • 2017: $30,001 - $40,000
  • 2016: $30,001 - $40,000
  • 2015: $30,001 - $40,000

For additional salary information, please visit salary.com.

Graduate Data 

To view the job titles, employers, graduate schools and graduate programs reported by our most recent alums in the annual St. Norbert College Career & Professional Development graduate follow-up survey, download the Education Graduate Survey Data Handout (PDF).  

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