The information below describes typical occupations and employers associated with this major.
Understand that some of the options listed below may require additional training.
Moreover, you are not limited to these options alone when choosing a possible career path.
Description of Education
Teachers can have great impact on the social, personal, and intellectual development of individuals. Their influence stems from a love
of learning, a talent for awakening students to new modes of thinking, an understanding of the human development process, and
professional skills. Teachers can be found in almost every sector of society, and they instruct a wide range of topics. While specific
course requirements vary among disciplines, most teachers will fulfill the academic requirements of a major in a chosen field, will be
literate in the history, philosophy, psychology, sociology and methodology of education, and have developed initial teaching skills
through supervised clinical experiences. Although certification is required for public school teachers (K-12) in all 50 states, some
states offer alternative teacher certification programs to attract otherwise qualified persons into the field. Aspiring teachers who need
certification may also enter programs that grant a master's degree in education, as well as certification.
Teacher preparation is offered in the following areas
Foreign Language Education