What Can You Do with Education?
What do you want to be when you grow up? Parent? Pediatrician? Counselor? Child advocate? Speech-language pathologist? Tutor? Principal? Educational researcher? Family court lawyer? School administrator? Teacher? Scientist? Reading specialist? Developmental neuroscientist? Educational consultant? Special educator? Child psychologist? Foster parent? Bilingual educator? Educational policymaker? If you want to make a difference in children’s lives, you will want to get involved with the Department of Education. If you want a job that involves learning and teaching (and what job doesn’t, when you stop to think about it…), you will want to get involved with the Department of Education.
Public school teaching requires certification and licensing. If you are interested in pursuing this route, here are the requirements by state: https://www.teach.org/teaching-certification.
Interested in graduate school? Here is the list of top Education schools with specialties and rankings from U.S. News to get you started: http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-education-schools.
Opportunities to Work with Children and Adolescents
Many students who are interested in the field of Education are also interested in working with and learning from children and adolescents. In addition to the teaching and learning course, which provides structured in-classroom experiences in spring term, there are peer mentoring and work with children and adolescents opportunities through many different campus organizations.