What Can You Do With A Major In K-12 (Kindergarten-12th Grade)?

 KINDERGARTEN-12 teachers help students learn and apply concepts in a variety of subjects and they must plan according to the needs of each individual. Teachers work in public, private, or parochial institutions. They must also be open to a diversity of people for they work with students differentiating in age, sex, and race, along with different ethical and religious backgrounds. Along with educating the students, the teacher is also responsible for planning, evaluating, and assigning lessons; preparing, administering, and grading tests; listening to oral presentations; and maintaining classroom discipline. They also must prepare the student in the behavioral aspect, building comfort in different situation for life after graduation.

 

 

TESOL teachers help non-english speaking students learn and understand the English language. Teachers work in public, private, or parochial institutions. They must also be open to a diversity of people for they work with students differentiating in age, sex, and race, along with different ethical and religious backgrounds. TESOL is a global association for English language teaching professionals. TESOL encompasses a network of approximately 60,000 educators worldwide, consisting of more than 14,000 individual members and an additional 45,000 educators within the 100 plus TESOL affiliate associations. A TESOL teacher’s mission is to ensure excellence in English language teaching to speakers of other languages. Teachers are also responsible for planning, evaluating, and assigning lessons; preparing, administering, and grading tests; listening to oral presentations; and maintaining classroom discipline. They also must prepare the student in the behavioral aspect, building comfort in different situation for life after graduation

  

 

Some Related Career Titles    

To research these titles and more go to: (Occupational Outlook Handbook)   

 

Entry Level Jobs 

Child Development Teacher

Teacher Aide

Montessori Teacher

Reading Teacher

Substitute Teacher

Physical Education Teacher

 

 

 

 

2 Years Minimum Experience Needed Positions and/or Master Degree

Counselor

Social Worker

Principal

 

General Career Directions

 

  • Childcare Teacher 
  • Substitute Teacher 
  • Physical Education Teacher  
  • Reading Teacher 
  • English Teacher   
  • Bilingual teacher 
  • Art Teacher          
  • Substitute Teacher               
  • Algebra Teacher  

 


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Beginning Salary Range  

$34,000 with a bachelor's degree; $38,000 with a master's degree- Based on information from the National Association of Colleges and Employers- Spring 2008

 

 

Links To Professional Associations   

Professional Associations are important to explore because many offer student memberships and can give you access to other professionals and their experiences, research, convention or workshop opportunities, professional development and most importantly job databases 

National Education Association  

National Middle School Association  

National Policy Board for Education Administration  

National School Board Association  

American Educational Research Association  

American Society for Training and Development  

Association for Educational Communications and Technology  

Georgia TESOL 

The International Research Foundation for English Language Education  

International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language 

The Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) 

Teachers of English To Speakers of Other Languages 

 

 

Job Search Information  

National Organizations or Databases 

 

Teacher's Employment Network   

Nemnet  

School-Jobs  

National Educators Employment Review  

GreatTeacher.net   
http://www.teachercertificationdegrees.com

 

Other resources for graduate program research   

http://gradschools.com/ 

http://www.petersons.com 

http://www.princetonreview.com/

http://www.educationdegrees.org  

 

 

Link To UNF Academic program  

The Department of Foundations and Secondary Education at the University of North Florida offers a Bachelor of Arts in Education (BAE) in the following programs:  

 

  

 

College of Education and Human Services Job Search Internet Links 

 

 

Teaching/School Administration- Public Schools 

Teaching/School Administration-Independent and Private Schools 

Physical Education/Sports  

Human Services/Non-Profit/Counseling 

Special Education and Related Services 

College and University Job Search Internet Resources  

Educational Consulting/Human Resources/Research & Evaluation  

State and Federal Government Job Search  

 

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