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Career in Education and Human Development

A career in education could have you developing curriculum at any level elementary, middle, high or college. You could take on a role as a counselor and mentor students on their current living and future life through education. Good mechanically you could become a vocational teacher and teach wood working or auto mechanics.

Educators who hold degrees in science, technology and engineering fields are in high demand across all learning levels as technology continues to integrate into our every day life. President Obama has made it a priority for America to over the next 10 years hire more STEM educators and move America forward as a leading nation in science and technology.

Arts, Music and Physical education

What grade level to teach at?

Educators can teach youngsters as young as 3-5 at the pre school level, 5-11 at the elementary school level, 11-14 at the middle school level, 14-18 at the high school level and of course 18 and beyond at the post secondary level.

Careers in Education beyond teaching in a class room

Curriculum developers write the curriculum for current and future students. Curriculum developers are responsible for keeping the teachers, students, and classrooms current with cutting edge technology. Curriculum developers need to hold a masters level degree in education and should have worked as a teacher or school administrator previously. The median annual wage for an educator creating curriculum in 2012 was $60k/year. The need for curriculum developers over the next 10 years is expected to continue to grow as fast as average.

Elementary and secondary level educational administrators coordinate and administer the activities of a public or private school. The 2013 median average salary for an educational administrator according to the bureau of labor statistics was $90k/year

Loan forgiveness programs for educators

There are programs available to individuals who become teachers that will forgive all or parts of your student loan. Stafford loan holders can forgive as much as $17.5k of their student loan debt if they become and work as teachers for five consecutive years.

Teacher Salaries
2012 Median PayTeacher Assistant$24k/year
2012 Median PayKindergarten / Elementary Teacher$56k/year
2012 Median PayMiddles School Teacher$56k/year
2012 Median PayHigh School Teacher$58k/year
2012 Median PayPost Secondary Teacher$68k/year
2012 Median PaySpecial Education Teacher$55k/year
2012 Median PayGuidance Counselors$56k/year
2012 Median PayPrincipals$56k/year
2012 Median PayEducation Administrators$90k/year
2012 Median PayPost Secondary Administrator$86k/year
How to become a teacher
Education Degrees
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Masters in Special Education
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Education Administration Degree
Art Education Degree
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