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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Northcentral University

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Saint Marys University of Minnesota

At Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, we take pride in offering online graduate degrees designed to complement the schedules of working adults like you.

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George Washington University

At the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences, we prepare progressive leaders across disciplines to meet the challenge of developing and delivering health care to diverse populations. Our flexible, online programs are designed to advance the careers of health professionals in the areas of Clinical Research Administration, Health Care Quality and Regulatory Affairs.

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Keiser University Graduate School

Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.  Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience.

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