Career Outlook with a Master's in Education

Teaching Career Outlook

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts "good to excellent" job opportunities for teachers over the next ten years. They also note that those who are licensed in more than one subject may have even greater advantages when seeking work. For some, becoming licensed in more than one area is easy when earning a master's in education. For instance, if you pursued your bachelor's degree with a double major, becoming licensed in both your majors should be relatively simple. Current teachers who decide to pursue their master's in education might use the opportunity to add an additional teaching license. Your licensure in additional subjects may reflect your future goals and make it easier to reach them.

Special Education

According to the BLS, a large number of job openings are expected for special education teachers over the next decade. Many school districts report difficulty in finding qualified special education teachers during a time that better identification of students in need of services is critical. Special education class loads are increasing. Nevertheless, special education teachers often enjoy smaller student-per-teacher ratios than regular education teachers, allowing them greater personal interaction with their students.

Administration & Guidance Counseling

If you'd like an out-of-the-classroom experience in education, you might consider online teaching opportunities like for online high school diploma programs or earning your master's in education in either administration or guidance counseling. Administration includes the jobs of principal, vice-principal, dean of students, and athletic director. Often, administrators enjoy higher salaries than classroom teachers. Guidance counselors, who serve as career and education advisors,,as well as personal counselors, find their ability to work one-on-one with students satisfying.

Online Programs

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Keiser University

Since 1977, Keiser University has provided quality student-centered, career-focused education. Keiser University Online offers degree programs online to prepare students for in-demand professions.

  • Master of Science in Education
  • Master of Science in Education - Teaching and Learning
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Liberty University

100% Online & No Standardized Testing

  • Master of Education: Teaching and Learning: English
  • M.Ed. Teaching & Learning: History
  • Master of Arts: History: Comprehensive Track
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University of the Rockies

Join the community of thought leaders at University of the Rockies. Pursue your graduate degree from the University’s School of Professional Psychology or School of Organizational Leadership.

Concordia University - Portland

Concordia University - Portland offers several fully online 14-month Master of Education (M.Ed.) programs and a fully online Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) program.

  • M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: Social Studies
  • M.Ed. in Career and Technical Education
  • M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
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California University of Pennsylvania

Recognized by the U.S. News and World Report for: Best Online Programs, Bachelor’s 2017, Best Online Programs, Grad Education 2017 and Best Online Programs, Bachelor’s for Veterans 2017

  • Early Childhood Education (Master of Education) - Online
  • Advanced Studies in Secondary Education & Teacher Leadership (Master of Education) - Online
  • Administrative Program for Principals (Master of Education) - Online
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University of New England Online

UNE Online, through the College of Graduate and Professional Studies, strives to enhance, expand and enrich learning opportunities in online programs.

  • MS Education in Inclusion Education
  • MS in Education in Literacy (K-12)
  • MS Education in Educational Leadership
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Post University Online

At Post University, we believe you shouldn’t have to put your life on hold to further your education.

  • Master of Education - TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
  • Master of Education in Teaching & Learning
  • Master of Education (M.ED.)
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Northcentral University

Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.

  • MEd - Reading Education
  • Special Education - Master of Education
  • Instructional Leadership - Master of Education
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