Lifelong learning is critical in this age of technological and economic change. Hi-tech curriculum, charter schools, the No Child Left Behind Act and the American Competitiveness Initiative are changing the educational landscape, boosting demand for qualified employees.
K-12 Education offers a variety of career options to individuals who are dedicated to making today's students into tomorrow's leaders. With one in four... Americans enrolled in school, educational services are the second-largest industry, with 13 million jobs in 2004-14. Baby Boomers face an impending exodus, but are currently a large part of Education: More than half of the nation's education administrators, Special Education teachers and librarians are over age 45.
Elementary school teachers lead younger students through every subject, while promoting their social and physical development and identifying special needs. Teachers at the secondary level specialize in a subject area, increasing teens' knowledge and getting them ready for college or vocational training.
At every level, administrators are in high demand. They coordinate among teachers, students, staff and parents to make sure that academic standards are reached and goals are accomplished. They are responsible for recruiting the best educators, maximizing efficiency, and developing community relationships.
Other professions in K-12 education include guidance counselors, school psychologists, disability specialists and speech pathologists, who are all dedicated to ensuring the well-being of students, whether that be academic, social, emotional or physical. Schools also hire administrative assistants, maintenance workers and security guards to keep the day-to-day business of the school running smoothly.
A bachelor's degree is the minimum requirement for most occupations in this field. Programs usually include extensive fieldwork in an area of specialization and coursework in theory, policy, and historical and philosophical foundations of education.
The field of K-12 education, especially in the public sector, offers competitive pay and excellent benefits. The fulfilling nature of the work and the knowledge that there will always be a need for dedicated educators keeps drawing individuals from all walks of life to this ever-changing field.
The Organizational Management program examines the human side of managing organizations, allowing for skill development in communication, group behavior, decision-making, human resource management, an
Delve into the research-based knowledge, skills, and attitudes of exceptional teachers in this K–12 education specialization designed around nationally recognized teaching standards.
Capella is unique among online universities in offering a master's specialization in Reading and Literacy that is state-approved, which is a requirement for licensure in some states.
Create an individualized doctoral program that fits your unique K–12 research interests.
Position yourself to meet the growing demand for leadership expertise in reading and literacy, a skill area that plays a pivotal role in individual student success.
The Master of Education in Elementary Education is a program designed for any individual interested in the education of children in the grade K-8 setting, but who seeks a teaching certificate.
The Master of Education in Elementary Education is a program designed for any individual interested in the education of children in the K-8 setting, but who must postpone student teaching, or who does
The Master of Education in Secondary Education is a program designed for any individual interested in the education of children in the grade 7-12 setting who seeks a teaching certificate.
The Master of Education in Secondary Education is a program designed for any individual interested in the education of children in the grade 7-12 setting, but must postpone student teaching or who doe
The Master of Arts in Teaching-Professional Learning Communities is a unique program that focuses on the ability of teachers to connect with one another around a topic of interest, using a collaborati
Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Curriculum and Instruction: Reading with an Emphasis in Secondary Education (Does not lead to initial teacher licensure).
The Master of Education (MEd) in Curriculum and Instruction: Reading with an Emphasis in Elementary Education (Not Eligible for Institutional Recommendation) program is designed for educators who wish
Walden’s Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program prepares scholar-practitioners to apply the latest education research and theory to solve real-world issues affecting the field.
The Master of Science in Education (MSE) program and its curriculum are designed to provide experienced K-12 educators, both practicing and nonpracticing, with the knowledge and experience to meet nat
Liberty University Online's Master of Education - Teaching and Learning program is designed for individuals interested in teaching elementary education but are not seeking licensure.