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Syracuse City School District
New York State Education Department
West Genessee School District
Onondaga Cortland Madison BOCES
Ulster BOCES

Director of Innovative and Career and Technical Education
Automotive Technology Instructor
Career and Technical Education (CTE) Teacher
Robotics and Manufacturing Instructor
CTE Impact Coach

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Early Childhood Education

Elementary Teaching
Early Childcare
Virtual Education


Elementary schools: public, private, Montessori, etc.
Day care centers and nursery schools
Boards of education

Childhood Education

Elementary Education
Virtual Education
After School Programming
Student Organizational Leadership


Elementary schools
Middle schools

Adolescent Education

Middle School Education
High School Education
Trade School Education
Community Education


Department of Education
High schools
Trade schools

Higher Education

University Professor
College Research
University Administration
College Curriculum Development


Four-year colleges and universities
Two-year and community colleges
Technical schools
Medical and professional schools

Administration in Education

Primary/Secondary School Administration
Childhood/Adolescent Education Curriculum Development
University Administration
College Curriculum Development


Colleges and universities
Elementary schools
Middle schools
Secondary schools

Curriculum and Planning

Curriculum Development Coordination
Learning Specialists
Education Consulting
Direction of Education


Department of Education
College research centers
Primary and secondary schools

General information and strategies

  • Crafting unique hobbies, such as automotive, woodwork, design, and farming, helps develop your hands on training to bring to a class.
  • Become current with business and industry literature and news.
  • Obtain part-time, summer, internship, or volunteer experience with the age group you intend to work with in various settings: pre-schools, daycares, camps, community agencies, adult centers, YMCA's, etc.
  • Develop in-depth knowledge on machines and tools, such as their uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Maintain current knowledge of state and national legislation regarding teacher licensure.
  • Gain experience through internships, student teaching, tutoring, and job shadowing.
  • Take some general business and computer courses.
  • Practice curriculum development and technological delivery, like Google Classroom, Blackboard, and Canvas, for class materials.
  • Bachelors and certifications are needed to start, but a Master in Education is recommended and need in some states.