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Elementary Education Major

Career Information

Possible Job Titles

  • Denotes additional education required*
  • Adult Ed. Teacher
  • Alumni Relations Coord.
  • Athletic Coach
  • Child Life Specialist
  • Curriculum Specialist*
  • Day Care Administrator
  • Ed. & Training Admin.
  • Ed. Management Specialist
  • Educational Therapist
  • Ed. Researcher
  • Educational Materials
  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Educational Admin.*
  • Financial Aid Counselor
  • Employee Training Instr.
  • Guidance Counselor*
  • Grant Writer
  • Instructor, College/Unv.*
  • Historic Site Administrator
  • Librarian
  • Kindergarten Teacher
  • Media Center Specialist
  • Library Consultant
  • Missionary Worker
  • Preschool Administrator*
  • Physical Ed. Instructor
  • Religious Inst. Education Coordinator
  • Registrar/Admissions Director*
  • Sales Representative
  • Resource Teacher
  • School Psychologist*
  • Special Ed. Administrator*
  • Social Services Volunteer
  • Student Personnel Admin.
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Student Admissions Admin.
  • Student Affairs Admin.*
  • Teacher, Handicapped Students
  • Teacher, Adventure & Outdoor Education
  • Training Specialist
  • Vocational Rehab. Counselor*
  • Tutor

Typical Places of Employment

  • Adoption & Child Care Agencies
  • Entertainment Centers/Resorts
  • Adult Literacy Programs
  • Government Agencies
  • Advertising Firms
  • Hospitals/Rehabilitative Centers
  • Boards of Education
  • Insurance Companies/HMOs
  • Book Stores/Publishing Companies
  • Labor Unions
  • Bureau of Blind Services
  • Libraries
  • Business/Industry
  • Manufacturer's Childcare Products
  • Churches/Organizations
  • Newspapers/Magazines/Periodicals
  • College/Universities
  • Nursing Homes/Retirement Communities
  • Community Organizations
  • Political Parties
  • Corporations
  • Schools (Public, Private)
  • Correctional Institutions
  • Test Development/Preparation
  • Day Care Centers/Nursery Schools

Typical Work Activities

  • Planning courses
  • Instructing students
  • Interacting with faculty, parents, and employers
  • Supervising student activities
  • Performing admin. duties
  • Advising students
  • Evaluate student performance
  • Keeping up with developments in the field

Additional Info in Career Services

These publications must be used in the "Browsing" Library of Career Services. There are also many brochures and magazines such as Resume Writing, Interviewing and Job Choices that you may take with you.

To see a complete list of career books located at the Career Services Office click here.

  • 101 Grade A Resumes for Teachers
  • 101 Career Alternatives for Teachers
  • Alternative Careers for Teachers
  • Building Your Career Portfolio
  • Creating Your Skills Portfolio
  • Educatorís Guide To Alternative Jobs and Careers
  • The Higher Education Job Search
  • Moving Out of Education
  • Opportunities in Special Education Careers
  • Portfolio Power
  • Real Resumes for Teachers
  • Resumes for Education Careers
  • Special Education Careers

Alumni Resources

(Listed below are examples of SU Alumni and their Jobs in this major-For more alumni resources, go to Mentor Network)

Vera Torrence 1968 Director of Curriculum and Director Leadership Development New Leaders for New Schools
Janine Steele 1999 Fourth Grade Regular Education Teacher Cecil County Public Schools
Susan Otto 1997 Special Education Teacher Montgomery County Public Schools
Kevin Gates 1987 Lacrosse Coach/Counselor Worcester Prep School
Linda Porter 1977 Director of Education MD State Dept. of Juvenile Justice
Pat Dennison 2002 Teacher The Howard County Public School System

Related Links: Further Explore this Career Field

Careers in School Counseling & School Psychology

Careers in Special Education

Careers in Colleges

Teaching Internationally

Accreditation/Certification Information

Alternative Certification

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Teacher Professional Organizations

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