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Teaching Careers

Teaching is set to be a really good career to enter in the next ten years, as many teachers are reaching retirement age and there will be opportunities that have not previously been available. Teaching is a satisfying and worthwhile career, with a well-defined career path and the opportunity to pursue a career anywhere in the US. As a teacher's job is to prepare students to take their place in the future workforce, the changes in the economy are making teaching a challenging and interesting job. The need to keep abreast of new developments associated with the emerging information economy means that teachers need to be involved in continuing education, and the ways of bringing the information economy into the classroom.

Most school teachers need at least a bachelor degree to start teaching, plus an approved teacher education course in order to become licensed as a teacher. Some teachers complete their bachelor degree in a specialist subject and then do a graduate teacher training course, and others do their degree in education, allowing them to become licensed after their first degree.

Enrollments in school are set to increase slowly, according to the US Department of Labor, fuelling growth in the overall teacher numbers, and this plus the retirements that are due means that promotion prospects are good. Salaries are around the $42,000 mark, with the top 10% earning up to $65,000.

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            M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
            • Are you ready to advance or start your career inspiring minds and changing lives? Apply to join GCU's prestigious teaching community.
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            Doctor of Education: Curriculum and Instruction
            • Liberty University’s online programs ranked in the top 10 out of more than 2,100 colleges & universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility.*
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            Education Specialist in Instructional Design and Technology
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            M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: Social Studies
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            Online Accelerated Teaching Certification

            Founded by the Society of Jesus in 1851, Saint Joseph's University (SJU) has been developing the minds and abilities of men and women in a challenging academic environment steeped in the enriching Jesuit tradition of cura personalis (care of the entire person). The strong liberal arts foundation promotes an environment of open-minded investigation and debate and attends to developing students beyond their academic accomplishments, while maintaining high academic standards. The University strives to be recognized as the preeminent Catholic comprehensive university in the Northeast.

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            • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor's Programs in 2014 by U.S. News & World Report.
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            M.A. Education with Preliminary Education Specialist Instruction Credential
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            Master of Arts in Teaching
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