Education Degree Profile

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Education degrees are associated with the area of applied sciences, and graduates are some of the most patient and fulfilled professionals in the world. Students majoring in education should be creative, compassionate, meticulous and intelligent because eduction can have such a major impact of the rest of students' lives. Additionally, teachers should have a passion not only for their students, but also for their subjects. Education Degree Profile

Common Specialized Degree Programs

  • Administrative Education
  • Art Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • English Language Arts Education
  • Exceptional Student Education
  • Foreign Language Education
  • Mathematics Education
  • Science Education
  • Social Science Education
  • Sport and Fitness
  • Technical Education and Industry Training

Average Salary

Entry level $28,000 to $42,000 mid-career

Degree Programs

Certificates of Completion, which take about eight weeks to a year to complete, or a 60 credit hour of study Associate’s Degree is satisfactory for entry-level work, however a bachelor’s degree is preferred for entry-level work from a completion of between 120 and 128 credit hours depending on the university. Master’s Degree and Doctoral Degrees are preferred for mid-level work entry. Those who wish to teach at the college level should consider pursuing a doctorate in the discipline they wish to teach.

Best Graduate Education Programs
(According to U.S. News, 200)

Vanderbilt University
Columbia University

Harvard University

Stanford University

University of Oregon

Main Courses of Study in College: Psychology, Math, Science, Language Arts

Recommended High School AP Classes
Any of the available courses in your expected career specialized area.

  • Art History
  • Biology
  • Calculus AB and BC
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese Language and Culture
  • Computer Science A
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Environmental Science
  • European History
  • French Language
  • German Language
  • Comp Government & Politics
  • U.S. Government & Politics
  • Human Geography
  • Japanese Language and Culture
  • Latin: Vergil
  • Music Theory
  • Physics B and Physics C
  • Psychology
  • Spanish Language and Spanish Literature
  • Statistics
  • Studio Art
  • U.S. History
  • World History

Careers Obtained with Education Degrees

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Art Teacher
  • Assistant Principal
  • College Professor
  • Early Childhood School Teacher
  • Elementary School Teacher
  • English Language Arts Teacher
  • Exceptional Student Education Teacher
  • Foreign Language Teacher
  • High School Teacher
  • Librarian
  • Middle School Teacher
  • Physical Education Teacher
  • Political Advocate
  • Principal
  • Private Tutor
  • Technical Education Specialist
  • Training SpecialistEducation Degree Profile

Notable Teachers and Education Professionals

  • Albert Einstein, mathematician
  • Clara Barton, founder of the Red Cross
  • Jeffery McDaniel, poet
  • Laura Bush, former first lady
  • Louisa May Alcott, novelist
  • Lyndon Johnson, 36th president of the United States
  • Maya Angelou, poet
  • Michael Pollan, author and journalist

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