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Motivate. Lead. Inspire.

  • Help educate America’s youth!
  • Teachers held 3.6 million jobs in 2010—1.6 million K-8 teachers [1] and 1 million high school teachers.[2]
  • Pursue a career that inspires students & leaves a lasting impression.

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"It is noble to teach oneself, but still nobler to teach others..."
-Mark Twain

Teaching is one of the most important careers in the nation. As a teacher, you’ll have the opportunity to educate America’s youth and leave a lasting impression. What could be better than that?

Help the next generation of students by earning a teaching degree! Employment of K-8 teachers is expected to grow 17% by 2020—that’s 281,500 new jobs! [3] High school teachers are also expected to see a 7% growth in employment by 2020. [4]

Why Are Teachers Needed?

Overcrowded Classrooms

Student-teacher ratios in kindergarten and elementary schools are expected to decrease. New teachers are needed to reduce class sizes and improve the level of education students are receiving. [5]

Average student-teacher ratio

Funding

The Federal Government has put special emphasis on getting teachers into in-need fields. The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant could help you pay for college if you plan to become a teacher in a low-income area or in-need field like math, reading or science.[6]

Up To
Awarded to students who are completing or plan to complete teaching credentials.

Aging Babyboomers

Babyboomers are reaching retirement age, resulting in a large amount of job openings that will need to be filled to replace the teachers expected to retire. [7]

Current age of teachers today

The Perks of Teaching Today

YOU Can Fill The Need

Teachers are in high-demand and represent one of the largest professions with 1.6 million K-8 teachers [8] and 1 million high school teachers [9] in the U.S. alone.

Expected rise in employment for K-8 teachers.

Benefits & Time Off

Many schools offer comprehensive health & life insurance, as well as government pension plans to teachers. Also, teachers in states with traditional 10-month calendars can enjoy up to 2 months off per year![10]

Teachers enjoy health & life insurance benefits, pensions & up to 2 months vacation!

Teaching Unions

Teaching unions increase job security and ensure your rights. In 2008, the majority of teachers belonged to unions—mainly the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association—that bargain with school systems over salaries, hours, and other terms and conditions of employment. [11]

Number of members in The National Education Association (NEA)

Teaching Can Boost Your Pride & Pay

Teacher Title & Training
Entry-Level Salary in the U.S.
National Average Salary in the U.S
Highest Salary in the U.S

Preschool Teachers

Preschool teachers training and qualifications vary by state. Generally, a national Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or a bachelor's degree is needed.

Secondary Teachers

Secondary teachers must be licensed, which typically requires a bachelor's degree and the completion of an approved teacher education program.

Postsecondary Teachers

Postsecondary teachers include college and university faculty, postsecondary career and technical education teachers, and graduate teaching assistants. Teachers with a Ph.D. should experience the best job prospects.

$16,030

$30,970

$28,870

$23,870

$51,180

$58,830

$41,660

$80,970

$121,850+

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