Extended Career Opportunities

So Many Options...

If you want to explore other options and branch out into other areas, you will be able to apply your broad range of skills and experiences acquired from your teacher preparation program to other career fields.   The skills you have developed in your program are highly valued in many other areas: research and writing, dispute management, creativity, teamwork, organization and planning, multi-tasking, technical skills, communication and presentation....Does this sound like you? Learn how to identify and then transfer your impressive skill set to a variety of career fields!

Skills you have likely developed as a result of your education and experiences will include:
Leadership, Communication, cultural Competency, Organization and Planning, Creativity, Technology, teamwork, and much more.  Click here for a list of skills you have developed, and how they translate into other fields.

Extended careers for educators

•  Candid Career database:
426 videos on various careers in education, via our Candid Career video library!

• General Options (MANY ideas):

What you can do with an education major outside of the classroom

Hundreds of extended career paths listed here.

• Long-term  Placements:


Volunteers For Peace
Peace Corps
World Neighbors
Global Service Corps
International Partnership for Service Learning
Global Volunteer Network
Cross-Cultural Solutions
Projects Abroad
Love Volunteers
U.S. Department of Defense Dependent Schools
The U.S. Department of State Office of Overseas Schools 
TESOL Organization 

National Organizations

United We Serve
Volunteers of America
Citizen Corps
America's Promise Alliance
Points of Light


Teach For America
Trees For Life


Catholic Volunteer Network
Jesuit Volunteers
Christian Peachmaker Teams
World Council of Churches
 American Jewish World Service
The St. Vincent Pallotti Center 


Big Brothers Big Sisters
Stand For Children
Generation On
Youth Service America 


Hands On Network
The Chronicle of Philanthropy
United Way
Volunteer Match

International Cultural Youth Exchange


Professional Associations:

National Education Association
American Federation of Teachers
Council for Exceptional Children
American School Counselor Association

American Library Association

American Association of School Administrators

American Educational Research Association

Teachers of English to Students of Other Languages
International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language
American College Personnel Association

NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education

America's Promise
Catch the Spirit - A Guide to Volunteering
Do Something
Global Network Village - Volunteer Opportunities
How To Guide for Internships- PDF
How To Guide for Service Learning
Idealist - Nonprofit Career Center
Learn and Serve
Network for Good
Peace Corps
Virtual Volunteering
CareerShift (thousands of opportunities)

Corporate / Leadership Jobs with Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts:  You don't have to have been a member of the scouting programs to apply, although it is best.  These organizations hire professionals full-time at competitive salaries, and you can make a big difference in the lives of children.  To search job openings with the Boy Scouts click here. For girl scout positions click here.  

Misc. Resources
National Association of Private Special Education Centers
Department of Defense Schools (DODEA)
European Council of International Schools
American Association of Community Colleges

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