Degrees in Education and Teaching Certificates Infographic
An education degree is designed to prepare the student for a career as an educator. The Degrees in Education and Teaching Certificates Infographic presents the latest data on education degrees and teaching certificates in the United States and details the current job outlook, the outlook over the next ten years, top salaries, and top degree types for education and teaching positions.
A Day in the Life of a Teacher
The individual workload for teachers depends mostly on the school's location and the age of the students. Leadership in individual school systems and educational benchmarks can increase the level of regulation on the classroom, which can be frustrating to teachers. Some schools allow teachers to have mentors and team-teaching opportunities, but most teachers work alone with a changing group of students.
Types of Degree Programs
- BS in Elementary Education – Mathematics
- BS in Elementary Education – Social Studies
- BS in Elementary Education – Science
- BS in Elementary Education – English Language Arts
- BS in Education – Elementary Education
- MA in Ed – Teacher Education – Mid Level Science
- MA in Education – Teacher Education Secondary Mathematics
- MA in Education – Teacher Education Middle Level Mathematics
- MA in Education – Teacher Education Secondary Science
- Educational Specialist
- Ed.D. in Educational Leadership
Top 5 Career Available for this Degree
- Elementary and Secondary Schools
- Employment Services
- Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
- Local Government (OES Designation)
- 6 State Government (OES Designation)
According to the US. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), high school teachers, including history teachers, held 1.1 million jobs in 2008. The BLS also reported that employment opportunities were expected to grow by nine percent between the years 2008-2018, though this growth would be dependent on various levels of education spending in each state and locality.
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, elementary school teachers held 1.5 million jobs in 2008. Employment is projected to increase by 16% to 1,793,700 jobs in 2018. Also, many job openings will be spurred by the retirement of present-day teachers, as noted by the College Board. According to the College Board, nearly half of all teachers were over the age of 45 in 2006. Public schools, however, need funding from the government in order to hire more teachers, which may require local or state legislation, according to the BLS.