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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

Getting an advanced degree or a teaching credential prepares you, obviously, to be a teacher. But sometimes — either after a short time in the classroom or after decades on the job — teachers decide they want a different career. “When a teacher feels as though the whole profession has really lost its luster, or… Read More

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

By Room 241 Team 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

Teaching mathematics is a logical choice for people who are fascinated with using numbers and symbols, functions and equations to solve real-world problems. People who are “fluent in math” and who have a passion for imparting knowledge and helping others appreciate the value of solving problems with numbers are well suited for careers as mathematics… Read More

Teaching science is a rewarding career for people with an aptitude and passion for the subject. Science teaching jobs can appeal to college students majoring in a science discipline, as well as to professionals who decide to switch careers later in life and teach science. Demand for teachers within the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and… 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 lots of reasons for transferring your teaching credentials and license from one state to another. Accompanying a spouse or domestic partner on a career move is the No. 1 reason cited by applicants seeking teaching jobs through license reciprocity, according to the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC)…. 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 entry-level position in educational administration that helps the principal in the overall running of the school. The job is fast-paced and requires multitasking to hold a leadership position in interactions with students, teachers and parents. It may be stressful at times as well, as… 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 the educational institutions they serve. If you want to become an educational administrator, you’ve picked… Read More

K-12 curriculum developers oversee elementary and secondary school curriculum and teaching standards. They develop instructional material, coordinate its implementation with teachers and principals, and assess its effectiveness. Also known as curriculum coordinators, instructional coordinators and curriculum specialists, these professionals typically have several years of teaching experience before moving into this role. The majority of curriculum… Read More

The 21st-century economy depends on a diverse array of talents and occupations. Highly educated professionals such as doctors, lawyers and software engineers capture much of the media’s attention. But the work of electricians, mechanics, carpenters, welders and builders is just as important to a functioning society. And it’s up to industrial arts teachers to equip… Read More

Teaching history is an ideal profession for people with a passion for investigating the past and exploring events that shape our world. People who are fascinated with ancient cultures, historic facts and important discoveries are well-suited for careers as history teachers. Detail planning, problem solving and critical thinking skills are important for history teachers, who… Read More

English is one of the three most-used languages in the world, with hundreds of millions of native speakers and nearly a billion people who can understand and speak the language. English-speaking countries also have vast social, political and economic impact. The enormous influence and popularity of English make it a highly desirable language to learn… Read More