University of Vermont

CESS Elementary Education Major

Elementary Education

Alumni with degrees in Elementary Education, part of the Teacher Education Program within the College of Education and Social Services, pursue a wide variety of careers directly and indirectly related to their course of study. This is a representative sample of job titles from recent UVM alumni who majored in Elementary Education.

Job Title

Career Industry

Account Associate Financial Services
Admissions Counselor Higher Education
After School & Summer Program Director Community Development
Architect Architecture
Assistant Principal Elementary Education
Associate Athletic Trainer Collegiate Athletics
Audiologist Healthcare Services
Chief Executive Officer Financial Services
Counselor Secondary Education
Deaf Education Teacher Elementary Education
Flight Attendant Transportation
Pharmaceutical Representative Pharmaceutical
Protective Service Worker Federal Government
Reading Specialist Elementary Education
Teacher, All Grades Elementary Education
Vice President of Sales Financial Services

Recent Employers

Fidelity Investments U.S. Bank
Delta Air Lines, Inc. Livestrong Foundation
Stanford University American Cancer Society
Planned Parenthood AmeriCorps

Transferable Skills

In addition to the specialized material you study in your major, you will also gain useful transferable skills. Remember: it is essential to be able to articulate the skills you have gained.

Examples of transferable skills fostered while majoring in Elementary Education

Critical Thinking Skills

Leadership and Administration Skills

Communication Skills

Ability to solve problems quickly and effectively
Uses creativity to address concerns and make changes
Quick thinking

Ability to attract attention
Adheres to ethical and professional standards of behavior
Gives clear directions

Listens attentively
Ability to speak in front of audiences
Clear written and spoken communication

Research and Investigation Skills

Design and Planning Skills

Information Management Skills

Participates ethically in research activities
Uses appropriate assessment techniques to enhance teaching and learning

Designs creative and effective lesson plans
Uses strengths to enhance performance

Integrates new technology into the teaching and learning process

Interpersonal Skills

Skills and Assessing Values

Specialized Skills

Works cooperatively and collaboratively with faculty members, students, professionals, and all other members of the learning community

Understands individual difference
Ability to work with diverse populations
Respects and values cultural difference

Understands the interactions and relationships between a school an the greater community

To learn more about majoring in Elementary Education at UVM go to: http://www.uvm.edu/~cess/?Page=programs.php

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