Education & Teaching - Career Paths & Degree Types
It’s never too early to start your education career. You can volunteer to assist teachers and tutor younger students while in high school. An associate’s degree or a bachelor’s degree in teaching or education can get you started professionally, while a master’s degree qualifies you for more advanced teaching, administrative, and policymaking roles—and a higher salary. Undergraduate teaching majors study the best pedagogic techniques, learning theory, and classroom management, while education majors supplement teacher training with explorations of curriculum design, school administration, and education policy. Many school systems require teachers to earn a master’s to acquire relicensure, typically five years after receiving their initial license. Even in states that don’t, educators benefit from master’s-level training that imparts subject expertise and advanced education skills and concepts. No matter what degree you need to advance in your education career, Noodle can help you sort through your options to find the one best suited to your needs.