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Curious about what you might do with a career in education, and what skills you'll gain from each major in education? This page offers many resources to support your exploration and job search.

Choice of major

Majors in education: You can find a current listing of all majors offered by the University of Vermont College of Education and Social Services here.

Should I major in the field I'd like to teach? If you are certain that you want to teach after graduating from college, it probably makes the most sense to major in education since completing one of those major/degree programs will allow you to apply for your teaching license.  In addition to completing your education major, you will complete a subject area major.  You will also need to decide the level you'd like to teach – early childhood, elementary, middle, secondary level and/or special education.

What if I have not majored in education? You have a few different options to explore.  One option would be to pursue a Master's degree in teaching.  Many of these programs are 1-2 years long and are designed to teach you how to teach. Another option would be to explore teaching fellowship programs which are generally competitive 1-2 year long programs through which you will teach in under-resourced schools and earn your teaching license.  There are often options to pursue graduate degrees through such fellowship programs.  You can also explore teaching at a private or independent school, which may not require you to hold a teaching license. 

Preparing for a Career in Education
Want a teaching job, but aren't sure where to start?  Download our Educator Resource Handbook for resume and cover letter samples, websites to help you search, links for information on obtaining licensure, and more.

You might also consider these teaching fellowships resources.

Education Job Search Links

School and School District Locators

Find information about individual K-12 schools or school districts in the United States at the following resources (including public, private and boarding schools).

Government Educational Agencies

The following web sites include state and federal Departments of Education and information on teacher certification across states.

Education Web pages Including Employment Listings

These web sites include K-12 education job search databases and other resources for teachers.

Independent/Private Schools

Learn more about independent and private schools in the United States and beyond by visiting some of these web sites.

Teaching Internationally

The web sites listed here offer more information about teaching abroad, including job listings and other important resources.

General Job Search Sites

Additional resources to aid in your teaching job search.

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