New Teachers Need To Be Willing To Move
parents and students may be worried about the prospect of teaching positions as they read media reports about the downsizing in many school districts. For high school seniors and college students today who want to become teachers, those concerns should not weigh heavy in the student's decision to become a teacher -- there continues to be and will continue to be jobs for good teachers!
There are a number of growth areas in the country that new teachers need to look at for prospective teaching positions. These jobs may not be within a few miles of "home" but the new generation of college graduates need to be mobile and willing to relocate to a new area of the country if that means starting your career right after college.
Here are some statistics on growth areas in the United States and with those statistics come potential jobs for new teachers.
The School of Education offers certification in Childhood Education with Middle Level Extension (grades 1-9), Childhood and Special Education with Middle Level Extension (grades 1-9), Art Education (grades K-12) and Adolescence Education with Middle Level Extension (grades 5-12), and Early Childhood Education (Birth - Grade 6) as well as an Educational Studies Program, which does not lead to certification. This program provides graduates with the skills to work in a school setting in a variety of positions that don't require certification.
These programs with their extensions make college graduates seeking teaching positions more marketable when they begin their careers. A 6th grade teacher who is not able to teach any other grades in the middle school they are seeking a job in is not as appealing to a hiring committee as a 6th grade teacher capable of teaching grades 5, 7, 8 and 9 -- depending on the schools grade levels.
Parents and students should choose a program that is nationally respected by accreditation with rigid requirements -- and the CAEP accreditation is one that is nationally respected. This will help the new graduate as they interview around the country for teaching positions.
The College also offers five year programs which enable students to earn their bachelor of science in education and their master of science in education all in five years.
Graduate Programs Online and On Campus
The School of Education offers a number of graduate programs:
Educational Leadership (online)
Literacy Education, Birth-Grade 6
Literacy Education, Grades 5-12
Special Education, Grades 1-6
Special Education, Grades 7-12
Special Education with a Specialization in Autism, Grades 1-6
Special Education with a Specialization in Autism, Grades 7-12
In addition, we offer a Master of Science in Teaching in these areas:
Childhood Education, Grades 1-6
Childhood & Special Education, Grades 1-6
Adolescence Education, Grades 7-12
Adolescence Education & Students with Disabilities, Grades 7-12