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Examples of where alumni in your major are working

Companies:
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Cortland School District
Syracuse City School District

Titles:
Technology Teacher
Tech Ed Teacher
CTE Teacher

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Employers in NY: 12,729
Employers in US: 229,608

 

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Information/Strategies

A Ph.D. is often required to teach in colleges and universities. 
Develop good public speaking skills. 
Seek out teaching opportunities. 
Get involved in the community.

General information and strategies

  • Develop excellent communication skills, verbal and written.
  • Develop good computer skills.
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm and energy for the field.
  • Need desire to work with and help people.
  • 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.
  • Participate in co-curricular activities and related organizations to broaden skills, interests, and opportunities.
  • Bachelor's degree is sufficient for certification/licensure to teach K-12 in most states. Obtain a master's degree for advancement and increased earning potential.
  • Advanced degree required for specialists, education administration, college teaching and other professional positions.
  • Maintain current knowledge of state and national legislation regarding teacher licensure.
  • Identify transferable skills learned in teaching applicable to alternative careers:
    • effective communication with people, verbal and written  
    • teaching and instruction
    • program planning
    • organization and record-keeping
    • working under pressure and meeting deadlines
    • motivational skills, creativity
    • working autonomously, decision-making, problem solving
    • research skills