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Kids Computer Are you a social person who loves instructing others?  If so, then getting a degree in education might be just the thing for you.  Whether you want to teach elementary school or secondary school, there is an education school that has a program that is right for you.

A school that specializes in elementary education prepares individuals to teach elementary school, usually kindergarten through grade 8.  People who study elementary education often choose majors such as art education, bilingual education, math education, music education, reading, or science education.

Much of the coursework for elementary education focuses on learning how young people develop both physically and mentally, as well as how to teach and manage a group of children in this age range.  Generally, elementary school teachers specialize in a particular subject, like reading or math, though some specialize in a more general background.  There are always plenty of job openings for elementary teachers, and the average salary is about $44,000.

Those who want to teach children of older ages may choose to attend a school that specializes in degrees in secondary education.  These schools prepare teachers to teach in grades seven through 12, and may include preparation to teach either a specific subject matter or a more comprehensive curriculum.  Majors include art education, bilingual education, language education, math education, music education, remedial and developmental reading, science education, and social studies education.

While a bachelor's degree in secondary education is enough to secure an entry-level position, those looking for the best pay and job security will often choose to get their master's degree.  There are slightly more jobs available in secondary education than there are in elementary education, and the pay is slightly better, on average about $46,000.

To find more information about teacher education and career paths, visit the websites of the Education Schools and Teachers Colleges listed below.

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At Kaplan University, we offer over 180 degree and certificate programs. With three different ways to learn, you can choose the format that works best for you:

  • Study wherever you have an Internet connection, because almost all of our courses are 100% online, or
  • Take campus-based classes(with day and evening options available), or
  • Combine campus learning with online classes (blended).

Whether you’re an online or on-ground student, you can take advantage of everything our campuses have to offer. You’ll have a team of  local staff and faculty working hard to help you succeed. Our teams include:

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Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.  Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience. 

 

At Keiser University, you will find a warm, friendly community with faculty and staff truly committed to your success.  Our small class sizes, individualized attention, and one-class-at-a-time schedules create a positive learning environment where you can excel.  Whether your goal is to prepare for a new career or to advance with your current employer, Keiser University is designed around your needs. 

 

Keiser University Advantage:

 

• Associate, Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral degree programs

• Day, Evening, and Online Classes

• Financial Aid to Those Who Qualify

• Job Placement Assistance Available

• Military-friendly, scholarships for qualified active duty personnel, Veterans, and dependants.  Yellow Ribbon program participant, approved for Veterans training

 

Keiser University is a private, not-for-profit university.

 

Keiser University's programs and curriculum remain in-line with technology and workforce trends, helping you develop the skills and qualifications necessary to succeed in today's job market.  Our career-focused programs make it possible for you to graduate in less time than you may think.

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YOU CAN: HAVE A MORE REWARDING CAREER. YOU WILL: GET THERE FROM HERE.

Central Penn College gives you the support you need every step of the way. You'll enjoy flexible day, evening and online courses in an accelerated degree program. Plus one–on–one counseling, financial assistance and more. To get started, apply today. Open the first door.

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We make getting your degree easier than ever with three convenient locations – two in Central PA and one in the Lehigh Valley. We also offer the flexibility of online courses.
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Central Penn College, accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, emerged from a business school, earning its new status and name in April 1999 after the Pennsylvania Department of Education authorized the Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science Degrees. Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), upon recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board. Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756, (727) 210-2350. Legal Studies and Paralegal – American Bar Association (ABA) approval since 1980.

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More Teaching Colleges

  • Harvard Graduate School of Education
    HGSE, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is marked by a diversity of educational practices and innovative approaches to learning.  The Ed School attracts a student body of talented researchers and practitioners with a wide range of backgrounds, united by their common desire to improve the world of education.
    www.gse.harvard.edu/
  • UC Berkeley - Graduate School of Education
    Located in Berkeley, California, the Graduate School of Education strives to engage in quality research and development at the forefront of educational inquiry and innovation, and to use the knowledge gained in research to provide leadership, training, and service opportunities for persons involved in the field of education.
    gse.berkeley.edu/
  • IU Bloomington - School of Education
    Welcome to the School of Education, Indiana University Bloomington.  The School strives to prepare professional educators, create and share knowledge about education, and work with schools and their communities to help improve education.
    education.indiana.edu/
  • Michigan State University College of Education
    The College of Education at Michigan State University, located in East Lansing, Michigan, has a mission of leadership, scholarship, and service in education. The College prepares professionals for leadership roles in education, seeks to understand, reform and improve education, and examines issues of education across the lifespan.
    www.educ.msu.edu/
  • Northwestern University School of Education
    The School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University is located in Evanston, Illinois.  SESP became a separate School of Education in 1926 after starting as a department in the College of Liberal Arts.
    www.sesp.northwestern.edu/
  • NYU - Steinhardt School of Education
    New York University's Steinhardt School of Education, located in New York City, provides undergraduate and graduate study in education, health, nursing, communication, and the arts professions.
    www.nyu.edu/education/
  • OSU College of Education and Human Ecology
    The College of Education at Ohio State University, located in Columbus, Ohio, was established in 1907 to engage in research and prepare education professionals.
    ehe.osu.edu/
  • Peabody College of Vanderbilt University
    Peabody College, Vanderbilt University's college of education and human development, seeks to advance human well-being by fostering greater learning, and is located in Nashville, Tennessee.
    peabody.vanderbilt.edu/
  • Penn GSE
    The University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education is located in Philadelphia.  The School's degree programs offer a range of professional preparation options for educators.
    www.gse.upenn.edu/
  • Stanford University School of Education
    At SUSE, the Stanford University School of Education in Stanford, California internationally distinguished scholars examine fundamental and practical education issues in homes and the community as well as in schools.
    ed.stanford.edu/
  • Teachers College at Columbia University
    Founded in 1887 and located in New York City, Columbia University's Teachers College is one of the leading education schools in the country.
    www.tc.columbia.edu/
  • UCLA GSE&IS
    The Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA is located in Los Angeles, California and strives to understand and improve educational practice, information policy, and information systems in a diverse society.
    www.gseis.ucla.edu/
  • University of Iowa - College of Education
    The University of Iowa College of Education, located in Iowa City, seeks to provide Iowa, the nation, and the world with thoroughly informed scholarship and creative endeavors dedicated to the enrichment of education as both a profession and as a broad field of inquiry.
    www.education.uiowa.edu/
  • University of Maryland - College of Education
    The College of Education, University of Maryland, located at College Park is a highly-ranked college that offers undergraduate, masters and doctoral degrees.
    www.education.umd.edu/
  • University of Michigan School of Education
    University of Michigan's School of Education, located in Ann Arbor, is committed to a mission focused on research, teaching, professional service and diversity.
    www.soe.umich.edu/
  • University of Minnesota - College of Education
    Founded in 1905 as the Department of Pedagogy, the College of Education and Human Development is located in Minneapolis and is a highly-ranked professional school of education.
    education.umn.edu/
  • University of Oregon - College of Education
    The College of Education at the University of Oregon is a network of inclusive learning communities located in Eugene, Oregon.
    education.uoregon.edu/
  • UW Madison - The Graduate School
    The Graduate School at the University of Wisconsin-Madison strives to foster excellence in research and graduate education.  The School offers a wide selection of supporting course work and interdisciplinary opportunities.
    www.wisc.edu/grad/

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