Education - Beyond Whitman
Post-Graduation Teaching Opportunities
There are many pathways into a career in education. The path you choose will depend on what and where you want to teach and whether there are alternative certification options apart from the traditional master's programs.
Check the State-by-State Certification Requirements:
The best way to learn about the teaching certification requirements for a given state is just Googling "Teaching Credential [Enter State Here]" or follow these links:
- Washington - http://www.k12.wa.us/certification/teacher-certificate
- Oregon - http://www.oregon.gov/tspc/Pages/index.aspx
- California - http://www.ctc.ca.gov/
- Links to All 50 States Departments of Education - http://education.uky.edu/AcadServ/content/50-states-certification-requirements
- Curated Information for all 50 States - http://www.teacher.org - including...
- Detailed information on what it takes to become a certified teacher
- Career information and profiles for jobs within the field of education - including salary and job outlook
- State by state certification/licensing information
- State by state teacher shortage information
- Expert advice via interviews
- Information written by experienced and certified teachers, administrators, and teaching professionals
- Link to state requirements, opportunities, and average salaries - http://teach.com/
Learn about national and international "non-traditional" options...
- Public, Charter and Private Schools
- Achievement First (New York and Connecticut)
- Association Montessori International/USA
- American Montessori Society
- Independent Education (Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.)
- National Association of Independent Schools (multiple locations nationally)
- New Leaders for New Schools (Bay Area, Charlotte, Chicago, New Orleans, Maryland, Memphis, New York City, Newark, Washington D.C.)
- Teach for America (many locations nationally)
- Uncommon Schools (New Jersey and New York)
- YES Prep Public Schools (Houston)
- STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) focused opportunities:
- Denver Schools of Science and Technology
- The EnCorps Teachers Program (California)
- Math for America (Berkeley, Boston, Los Angeles, San Diego, Utah and Washington, DC.)
- The Woodrow Wilson National Teaching Fellowship (Indiana, Michigan, New Jersey, and Ohio)
- Teaching Fellows: Different cities/states offer opportunities for recent college graduates to join their public school systems and gain experience while helping to raise student achievement.
- Teacher Residency Programs: This is a method of recruiting and training teachers for hard-to-fill positions. Usually the programs give teaching residents a year of "on-the-job" training, similar to a medical residency so that they can hit the ground running when they become responsible for their own classrooms.
- Boston Teacher Residency
- California's Aspire Teacher Residency (Residency placements are available in East Palo Alto, Oakland, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Stockton and Modesto.)
- Colorado's Public Education and Business Coalition Teacher Residency Program
- Los Angeles Urban Teacher Residency
- Seattle Teacher Residency
- Urban Teacher Center (D.C. region) International Opportunities
- Austrian Teaching Assistants (USTA)
- Fulbright US Student Program (English Teaching Assistantship - ETA): Grant lengths and dates vary by country.
- JET (The Japan Exchange and Teaching Program)
- Peace Corps: Peace Corps Volunteers currently work in 76 countries; approximately 43 percent of volunteers work in education.
- Princeton in Africa
- Princeton in Asia
- Princeton in Latin America
- WorldTeach: Fully and partially funded programs available for year-long and semester programs in American Samoa, Bangladesh, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guyana, India, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Namibia, Panama, Poland, Tanzania, Thailand, and South Africa.
Note that the CCEC also provides information about Graduate School and Careers in Education
- The Whitman College Career and Community Engagement Center also offers resources for those interested in graduate school.
- The Whitman College Career and Community Engagement Center offers resources on education-related jobs and careers.