Teaching Careers

Jargon-Free Instructional Design

By Zachary Fruhling July 20, 2018

Instructional design (ID) can sometimes be an overly complicated and diverse field with various instructional design models and complicated terminology. But I’ve always found that instructional design can be simplified if you stick to a few important principles and ask yourself a small number of intuitive questions. Instructional design: What does it mean? Simply put:… Read More

Best Websites to Search for Jobs in Higher Education

By The Room 241 Team June 11, 2018

Whether you’re already working in higher education or you’re wanting to explore your options, it can be challenging to know where to begin your research. So we’ve compiled a list of resources that features helpful information about finding jobs in higher education. Academic 360 A collection of internet resources, this site includes faculty, staff, and… Read More

Music classes give children a special outlet to explore their feelings and express themselves creatively. As a music teacher, you will guide your students through musical practice, giving them a chance to use musical instruments and their own voices and bodies to generate musical sounds, melodies and harmonies. Along the way, you may just instill… Read More

Beyond the Classroom: Career Options for Teachers

By Margaret Steen April 3, 2017

Earning a teaching credential can help prepare you as a classroom teacher. But sometimes we’re in need of a career change. Although it can be scary to navigate the unknown, there’s good news: your training, on-the-job experience, and subject matter expertise all amount to an array of transferable skills that are highly sought after in… Read More

How to Become an Adjunct Professor: Job, Education, Salary

By Alisa Bates, PhD September 1, 2015

The position of adjunct professor is an important one. Colleges need instructors, and this position allows prospective academics the opportunity to try out the role of professor. Adjunct professors are hired by schools on a contractual, part-time basis as opposed to the traditional university model of full-time employment. The role of adjunct professor is continually… Read More

Mathematics teachers are conceptual thinkers with logical minds and strong memorization abilities. They have a knack for spotting patterns and identifying similarities and differences among groupings that aren’t always obvious to others. As professionals, they are devoted to accuracy, objective analyses, and dedicated to helping students learn.  If you are “fluent in math” and have… Read More

Science Teacher Career: Job, Education, and Salary Information

By Alisa Bates, PhD October 15, 2014

Science teachers impart a deeper understanding of the world in which we live. They support creative analysis and scientific reasoning. They explore the universe and seek answers to our questions through research and experiments. Teaching science is a rewarding career for people with an aptitude and passion for the subject. At-a-glance: Science teachers Science teacher… Read More

Veteran teachers who are seeking a new job can feel a bit like they’re starting over. While getting a teaching job may be tougher than it used to be, it doesn’t have to be a daunting process With well-established networks, long-term association memberships, extensive professional development, and a significant resume, you have unique skills that… Read More

The Complete Guide to Finding Your First Teaching Job

By Monica Fuglei May 14, 2014

Teachers have an extremely desirable skill set, but new graduates without much teaching experience must convey their potential with an engaging application package and strong interview skills in order to land their first teaching job. Here’s a guide to help first-time teachers line up everything they’ll need to enter the field of education. Have a… Read More

Teaching License Reciprocity Explained

By Eric Gill October 23, 2012

There are a lot of reasons to transfer your teaching credentials and license from one state to another. But, regardless of the reason for the move, when a teacher chooses to transfer from one state to another, obtaining appropriate teaching credentials is a top concern. State teaching certification and licensing vary widely from state to… Read More

Job prospects can be grim for adults who haven’t earned a high school diploma. If you’re interested in helping to close this education gap, you may want to consider becoming an adult GED teacher. Adult GED teachers help adults earn their general education development (GED) certificate — the equivalent of graduating from high school. Because… Read More

An assistant principal, also known as a vice principal, is an education administrator responsible for facilitating the day-to-day requirements of their school. They need to ensure the safety of students, as well as fulfillment of federal and state student and teacher performance guidelines. This leadership position includes interactions with students, teachers, other administrators, board members,… Read More

Educational administrators oversee the day-to-day functions of schools at every level: day care centers and preschools, elementary and secondary schools, and colleges and universities. They provide leadership in times of crisis and lay out optimistic visions for the future of educational institutions. If you’re passionate about the overall achievement of educational institutions and have a… Read More

With increasing emphasis on school accountability and instructional efficacy, schools across the country employ curriculum developers to ensure an educationally effective environment. Curriculum developers, also known as curriculum coordinators, instructional coordinators, and curriculum specialists, oversee school curricula and ensure adherence to state and local standards. Working behind the scenes, they are imperative in the continuing… Read More

The 21st-century economy depends on a diverse array of talents and occupations. The work of electricians, mechanics, carpenters, welders, and builders is essential to a functioning society. And it’s up to industrial arts teachers to equip their students with the know-how and hands-on skills to succeed in these crucial jobs. At-a-glance: Industrial arts teachers Industrial… Read More