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The field of education offers a wide range of career opportunities for liberal arts graduates both within and outside the classroom.  The field of education offers a myriad of professional opportunities for an individual. Within education, teaching is the area most often thought; however, there are opportunities in education administration, curriculum development, governance and leadership, and educational research and policy.  An individual can choose to work within a public or private education setting, ad it is not uncommon for young professionals to start their career in the classroom as a teacher; then use the knowledge gained from their teaching experience to expand into other professional roles in education.


Instructional Roles

Elementary, Middle/High School Teacher

This is one of the well-recognized roles in education. Individuals who are patient, innovative and organized may be well-suited for this career field. Aside from being knowledgeable in a subject area or a multitude of subject areas, other valued attributes a teacher should possess are: the ability to communicate, flexibility, and a collaborative spirit. They should appreciate working with youth, have great patience, enjoy public speaking, the ability to be firm and direct, possess compassion, explain concepts and ideas clearly, enjoy assisting someone to comprehend something they did not before, make plans which they can follow through, serve as an authority figure, and thrive on making a difference every day.  Additionally, teachers need to be adept working not only with students but also with administrators and parents. 

Post-Secondary/Higher Education Teaching

Postsecondary teachers educate students in diverse academic subjects and vocational areas that extend beyond the high school level. Teaching positions in colleges and universities require a PhD, and at minimum, a master’s degree for a community college. Aside from teaching, they also conduct research and publish academically. The education requirements vary with the subject taught and the type of academic institution. In additional to a degree, work experience may be important for obtaining a teaching position in a technical or trade school.

Special Education

A special education teacher works with students with disabilities defined by the American Disabilities Act as “An individual with a disability is a person who: (1) has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities; OR (2) has a record of such an impairment; OR (3) is regarded as having such an impairment.” The special education teacher, often working in partnership with the classroom teacher, adjusts the lesson plan to the students’ learning disabilities/style. The categories of disability under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) include: learning disabilities, speech or language impairments, mental impairment, emotional disturbance, multiple disabilities, hearing impairments, orthopedic impairments, visual impairments, autism (autism spectrum), combined deafness and blindness, traumatic brain injury, and other health impairments.

Note: Certification: Individuals interested in teaching need at minimum, a bachelor’s degree coupled with appropriate teaching certification, through a traditional education program or via alternative route certification program, in order to teach within a public school.  For those who opt to teach in the private school, a teaching certification may not be needed.  Each state in the U.S. may have different certification requirements, so it's important to check ahead of time.  Learn more here.

Teaching Abroad

There are two common routes to teaching abroad; teaching English as a second language, and teaching subject matter to students in international and American schools abroad. The majority of international or American schools prefer to hire certified teachers with teaching experience. If you are interested in pursuing work in an American or international school abroad, it would be more beneficial to apply directly to the schools that match your preferences once you have received your teaching certification. There are also placement agencies that will work with college graduates to match them with internships in international schools.  Teaching English as a second language is popular among recent graduates, who look for a year or two of experience prior to enrolling in advanced degree programs. Students who complete a Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certification are more prepared and competitive in the international teaching market; although it is not required for all teaching experiences. Some individual teaching programs help students with TEFL certification through their training programs. Usually these teaching programs require a fee to participate.

Tip: If you are interested in being a teacher, consider volunteering as a tutor with an organization such as New Haven Reads or serving as classroom assistant at a local school.  You may also find value in serving as a club adviser or team coach, getting a position as a camp counselor, or attending local education-related conferences to learn about current trends and issues. It is also important to gain experience with the specific age group you are interested in working with.  Consider joining an education-related campus organization or engage within the administrative offices of the local school district. Depending on your area of interest, you may engage in museum education programs, outdoor field programs, or health education.  Gaining direct experience will help you to identify your interest area(s) and add to your current skill set. You may also already possess the abilities and experience for this field through your valuable, transferable skills. Do you hold a leadership position within a student organization, or serve on a committee? Do you assist peers as a student technology assistant, counselor, or course teaching assistant? If so, you are already demonstrating ‘teaching’ skills – possessing attributes such as: leadership, team-building, organization, planning, and training.

Non-Instructional Roles

School Counselor

Work with students to assist them to develop their academic achievement, personal and social development. They are an integral member of the education team and work with other members of the staff to develop programs to support and boost student success. School counselors are employed in elementary, middle/junior high, and high schools.

Reading Specialists

Certified professionals who are responsible for the literacy performance of students. They develop academic plans, provide assessment, and lead efforts to ensure the quality of the school reading program.

School Librarians

Assist students in finding information from a variety of resources and maintain the school library collection. A master’s degree in library science is needed as well as additional requirements depending on the school, such as a teaching certificate or a degree in another field.

School Psychologists

Work in tandem with teachers and special education staff to assess a student’s needs and qualification for special education services. They work with parents, and may serve on committees to help determine the type and range of services that may be appropriate for the student. These educators are certified and licensed with a minimum of a master’s degree as well as national certification as required by some states.

Teaching Assistants/Associates

Work under a teacher’s supervision to provide students additional attention and instruction. A teaching assistant needs at minimum a high school diploma or an associate’s degree.

Education Policy

Education policy organizations research, analyze and distribute findings on strategic education policy issues. Research may be conducted at the local, state, and national levels to assess curriculum, student performance within schools, analysis of teaching methods, and strategies that may affect education in noteworthy ways to improve the excellence and adeptness of education. This field involves research, writing, data collection, and analysis.  Individuals who prosper possess not only a deep interest in, but also great understanding of, the field and may also be varied in their professional backgrounds such as: political science, economics, psychology, or sociology as examples of a few. It is not uncommon for professionals to begin their career in the classroom as a teacher; then use the knowledge gained from their teaching experience to move into such roles. Career opportunities can be at the local, state, or federal level as well as within an independent research organization.

Tip: Networking with individuals (through the Yale Career Network and LinkedIn) who are currently in the job that you are interested in is important. Learn about their career path and job responsibilities.  Professional organizations such as the American Council on Education, American Federation of Teachers, National Association of Independent Schools , National Education Association – to name a few, are great resources for networking  contacts and informational interviews. Some may post jobs and internships on their websites. These connections will be also valuable when you are ready to embark on your post-graduate job search. The key is to start engaging.


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Achievement First: Public Charter Schools (Residency Program)

The Residency Program for School Leadership is designed for stellar assistant principals, coaches and teacher leaders who are interested in serving as the next generation of principals for the highest-need public schools in our communities. Principals are one of the most important levers for impacting student achievement. Developing strong leaders for the highest-need schools in our communities is a critical step toward reversing our national education crisis. As part of a groundbreaking collaboration between traditional public school districts and charter schools, the year-long Residency Program utilizes the medical school rotation model to combine experiential residencies, cutting-edge workshops and intense individualized coaching, leveraging the best practices of high-performing public charter schools and of the highest-impact principals in traditional district schools. Residents will gain distinct experience in what they will do as school leaders and be deemed placement-ready by the program.

All Our Kin

All Our Kin trains, supports, and sustains community child care providers to ensure that children and families have the foundation they need to succeed in school and in life. Through our programs, child care professionals succeed as business owners; working parents find stable, high-quality care for their children; and children gain an educational foundation that lays the groundwork for achievement in school and beyond.

Andover Phillips Academy (Yale NetID login required)

Phillips Academy, a residential secondary school, seeks students of intelligence and integrity from diverse cultural, racial, socioeconomic and geographic backgrounds. The school’s residential structure enables faculty to support students in their personal, social, and intellectual development. The academic program fosters excellence in all disciplines within the liberal arts tradition. Faculty members guide students in mastering skills, acquiring knowledge, and thinking critically, creatively and independently. The school strives to help young people achieve their potential not only intellectually, but also artistically, athletically, and morally, so that they may lead responsible and fulfilling lives.

Anseye Pou Ayiti (Teach for Haiti)

Anseye Pou Ayiti envisions an education system in Haiti that affords all the country’s citizens their human right to a high-quality education by promoting teacher excellence and student success. We have a bold vision focused on reimagining the role of high-quality Haitian teacher leaders for the ultimate benefit of all students.

Association of American Schools in South America

AASSA was formed in 1961 and formally founded in the U.S. in 1977 as a non-profit 501(C) 3 association: to discover and develop ways and means for improving understanding through international education; to improve upon the quality of teaching and learning in Association schools; to facilitate communication and cooperative action between and among all Association schools; and to facilitate cooperative action with national, state, local or non-governmental agencies in the field of international education. AASSA's mission is to provide and promote programs and services to member schools whose primary language of instruction is English in order to enhance the quality of American and international education in the Americas.

Barrie School

Barrie provides a nurturing and accepting atmosphere and a curriculum that challenges students to reach beyond their current grasp. We recognize that education is a journey that should respond to the needs of students as they develop from concrete, multi-sensory learners into abstract thinkers with increasing capacities for critical analysis, collaboration and effective communication. Barrie believes that education should strike a balance between theoretical and practical learning. We strive to instill in our students a continuing desire for personal excellence in a complex and ever-changing world.

Brooke Charter Schools

We are a free, open-enrollment K-8 public charter school network in Boston dedicated to getting under-served students to and through college. We know that all students can achieve at the highest levels...if they have great teachers.

Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

As mandated by the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) works to build friendly, peaceful relations between the people of the United States and the people of other countries through academic, cultural, sports, and professional exchanges, as well as public -private partnerships.

Carney, Sandoe, & Associates (Placement Agency)

Carney, Sandoe & Associates is the top choice for independent schools seeking to work with an educational recruiting firm. Since its inception CS&A has worked successfully with over 1,500 independent, private, boarding, and like-kind schools in 46 states and 26 countries internationally to provide the most exceptional recruitment, search, and consulting services available. CS&A is a service for both schools and teachers. Teaching and administrative candidates work with our team of talented Placement and Search Associates to create profiles that reflect who they are as educators and individuals, highlight their interests, and celebrate their successes. Schools work with us to tap into our rich cache of candidates and find the one who is the best fit for their community, whether they need to hire a Spanish teacher or a new Head of School. Time and again, Carney Sandoe helps teachers and schools successfully make the match.

Citizen Schools

Citizen Schools is dedicated to helping all children discover and achieve their dreams. We mobilize a team to enable public middle schools in low-income communities to provide a longer learning day rich with opportunities. Our deep partnerships with schools put young adults on track to succeed by connecting the resources of communities, companies, governments, and philanthropies.

City Year

City Year unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service, giving them the skills and opportunities to change the world. As tutors, mentors and role models, these diverse young leaders help children stay in school and on track, and transform schools and communities across the United States, as well as through international affiliates in Johannesburg, South Africa and London, England. Just as important, during their year of service corps members develop civic leadership skills they can use throughout a lifetime of community service.

City Year - Courture Fellowship

The Courture Fellowship program provides a series of experiences and structured reflections that are designed to expose a group of Yale University undergraduates to key issues in elementary education, both policy and practice, with the goal of creating future educators and engaged citizens. This summer’s focus is on experiential and out-of-school learning. The Fellowship has two components. First, students have a field placement working with young children. There will be a variety of placement settings, including: the New Haven Public Schools, the Peabody Museum, Common Ground Charter School camps, the grassroots nonprofit Solar Youth’s summer program, Squash Haven, New Haven Free Public Library, the Boys and Girls Club, and Breakthrough Collaborative at Hopkins.

Council on International Educational Exchange

A nonprofit, nongovernmental organization, CIEE is the country’s oldest and largest nonprofit study abroad and intercultural exchange organization. Since 1947, CIEE has helped thousands of people gain the knowledge and skills necessary to live and work in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world by offering the most comprehensive, relevant, and valuable exchange programs available.

Curriculum Associates, LLC

Curriculum Associates is a rapidly growing education company committed to making classrooms better places for teachers and students. We believe that all children have the chance to succeed, and our research-based, award-winning products, including i-Ready®, Ready®, BRIGANCE®, and other programs, provide teachers and administrators with flexible resources that deliver meaningful assessments and data-driven, differentiated instruction for children.

Education Pioneers

Education Pioneers recruits, develops, & connects professionals into education to solve problems outside of the classroom so students & teachers succeed in the classroom.

Education Resouce Strategies

Education Resource Strategies (ERS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming how urban school systems organize resources—people, time, technology, and money—so that every school succeeds for every student.

French Ministry of Education

CampusFrance USA is a service provided by the French Embassy in the United States to promote French higher education system to students and education stakeholders in the United States. Our organization provides information to institutions and students, and assists students (American citizens and foreigners studying and/or living in the United States) who wish to pursue academic projects at an institution of higher education in France for a period longer than three months. It works in close collaboration with U.S. colleges and universities, major national and international education organizations based in the U.S., French consulates throughout the U.S., and, of course, French higher education institutions. These collaborations enable us to provide up-to-date information about studying in France, to facilitate the application process, and to serve as a bridge between French and American universities.

Fulbright Education Program

The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE). It seeks to promote mutual understanding among teachers, their schools and communities in the U.S. and abroad by: building teachers’ and students’ global competence; and sharing of best educational practices internationally. Participants in this three to six month program are based at university-level schools of education. They take courses, lead master classes and seminars, visit local schools, collaborate with each other online and in person, and complete an inquiry project of their own design.

Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship

The English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Programs place Fulbrighters in classrooms abroad to provide assistance to the local English teachers. ETA’s help teach English language while serving as cultural ambassadors for the U.S. The age and academic level of the students varies by country, ranging from kindergarten to university level. Applicants for English Teaching Assistant Programs can apply to only one country.

HERC: Higher Education Recruitment Consortium

HERC is the only non-profit organization devoted to connecting exceptional professionals with careers at higher education and affiliated employers that have a shared mission to promote equity and inclusion, support dual-career couples and create a future shaped by diversity of thought and perspectives.

Higher Ed Jobs

HigherEdJobs is the leading source for jobs and career information in academia. More colleges and universities trust HigherEdJobs to recruit faculty and administrators than any other source. Each month our site is visited by more than one million higher education professionals who rely not only on our comprehensive list of jobs, but also on our news and career advice. We owe our success to our knowledge and passion for higher education recruitment. Everything about our site - its design, search tools, career advice, and more - has been crafted to help college faculty and administrators advance their careers and to help employers attract the very best employees. HigherEdJobs was founded in 1996 by three university employees who felt there had to be an easier way to search and apply for jobs in academia. At the time, print ads still dominated how college faculty and staff searched for jobs - a process that was laborious, time intensive, and slow. The founders believed the Internet had the power to revolutionize higher education recruitment. So, they created HigherEdJobs as a central place on the web for higher education employers and professionals to connect.

Independent Schools Association of South Africa

The Independent Schools Association of Southern Africa (ISASA) is the largest association of independent schools in South Africa and the Southern African region. The ISASA School Finder is a FREE listing service which was developed to help parents and ISASA Schools list and compare services, curriculum and detailed school information. Use the search tools above for a comparative or quick keyword search for detailed information of available schools in your area of choice.

International School Services

For over 60 years, ISS has been dedicated to supplying international schools with everything they need to provide their students with a world-class education. Headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey, USA, ISS offers only the best in staff recruitment, job placement, school supplies and other services that help position your school for success. The mission of International Schools Services is to advance the quality of education for children in international schools by providing innovative services and solutions for learning communities and corporations throughout the world. This is accomplished by working with all groups that are involved in the education process.


KickStart International is a non-profit social enterprise with a mission to lift millions of people out of poverty quickly, cost-effectively and sustainably. KickStart’s vision of success is to take millions of people out of poverty sustainably, and in doing so, to change the way the world fights poverty. The organization sees the untapped entrepreneurial drive in the world’s poorest people and harness this potential for massive change.

KIPP Academy

KIPP is a non-profit network of college-preparatory, public charter schools serving elementary, middle, and high school students. We have a 20-year track record of preparing our students in educationally underserved communities for success in college and life. We believe that all students will learn and achieve at high levels if given the opportunity. Our mission is to help students develop the knowledge, skills, and character strengths they need to seize those opportunities. Great education transforms lives.

Match Education

Match Education is the shared brand name of Match Charter Public School, The Match Foundation, Inc., and The Sposato Graduate School of Education, Inc. Match Education is an engine of discovery and applied innovation in education. We operate high-performing urban public charter schools, a unique graduate school of education that trains teachers for high-poverty schools, and a hybrid college and jobs program that seeks unprecedented degree completion rates and employment outcomes. Out of this applied work, we refine, validate empirically, and eventually disseminate new ideas and practices on core questions in education reform.

New York City Teaching Fellows

The NYC Teaching Fellows program is dedicated to providing the highest-quality alternative certification teacher training in the city. Our unique combination of foundational skills training, intensive practice, real-time feedback, and comprehensive support sets Fellows up for success – on day one and for many years to come. Teaching Fellows are committed to teaching NYC’s diverse students, many of whom have special needs or are new immigrants or non-native English speakers, and to teaching critical-need subject areas, including math and science. They put student learning front and center – believing that every student can achieve at a high level and doing whatever it takes to help them get there. Our innovative Fellows are excellent teachers who advocate for their students and maximize their impact by starting clubs, serving as department chairs, running professional development sessions, traveling to conferences, writing grants, coaching sports, and building their school communities.

Princeton in Asia

PiA’s mission is to promote good will and understanding and to facilitate in every way the free interchange of the best ideals in the civilizations of both East and West. We aim to foster mutual appreciation and cultural understanding by connecting service-minded graduates and partner organizations in Asia through immersive work experiences that transform perspectives and cultivate long-lasting friendships. Founded in 1898, Princeton in Asia (PiA) has been building bridges between the U.S. and Asia for over a century. PiA’s original mission is as meaningful and urgent today as it was 116 years ago. The need to educate Americans about Asia and to help Asian communities better understand the United States has never been higher.

Search Associates

For more than 25 years, Search Associates has helped over 32,000 primary and secondary administrators, teachers, counselors, librarians, and interns find exciting positions in international schools around the world. In 2014-2015, we set a record by helping 3,142 candidates secure positions abroad, making us by far the most successful international school recruitment organization. We believe that our success stems from the decentralized nature of our organization, which permits us to give personal attention and support to both candidates and schools.

Society of American Archivists Career Center

Job resources for historians and archivists.

Teach for China

Teach For China is a program of the Beijing Lead Future Foundation, a nonprofit foundation registered in Beijing, China. In the United States, we are registered as a US 501c(3). We are a tax-exempt nonprofit and are eligible to receive tax-deductible donations in both the United States and in China. In China this is made possible through a partnership with the China Children and Teenagers' Foundation. Teach For China does not sell, share, or exchange donor lists, nor do we send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations. We adhere to donors' preferences with regard to recognition of gifts in our annual report, website, or other public statements. We will only share your contact or other personal information with others once we have received your specific permission to do so. If requested, we will remove your name from our mailings, and we will make every effort to protect your privacy. For more information, please contact

Teach Kentucky

The mission of Teach Kentucky is to recruit and attract highly-motivated young people to teach in our public schools, thus enhancing the quality of education for our students and enhancing our civic life by retaining these young teachers in Kentucky.

Teaching Assistant Program in France

he Teaching Assistant Program in France offers you the opportunity to work in France for 7 months, teaching English to French students of all ages. Each year, over 1,100 American citizens and permanent residents teach in public schools across all regions of metropolitan France and in the overseas departments of French such as Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion.

Teaching Certification by State

At, we are made up of current and past educators and individuals from different industries who share a common interest in advancing the field of education through spreading the often times nebulous information of the certification process for teachers and administrators. In addition, we also understand the benefits and occasionally catastrophic results of elected officials. In some small part, we hope to encourage everyone who visits our website to explore the effectiveness of their elected officials who are the ultimate decision makers for education policy.

The Farm School

Since its creation in 2002, The Farm School’s Learn To Farm program has set the standard for a rigorous, practical, real-world agricultural education. The year-long program for adults is designed to build the skills needed to succeed in a wide-range of agricultural fields — small discussion-based classes are balanced with long hours in the greenhouses, fields, forests and barns.

The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program

The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme is administered through the collaboration of Japan’s local government authorities, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), and the Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Aiming primarily to promote grass-roots internationalisation at the local level, the JET Programme invites young college graduates from around the world to participate in international exchange work and be involved in foreign language education at Japan’s local government offices, Boards of Education, elementary schools, junior high schools, and senior high schools. The JET Programme has gained high acclaim both domestically and internationally for being one of the world’s largest international exchange programmes. We hope that all people involved in the JET Programme, both the participants and the local people they live and work with, will build an international network and become successful in today’s global society.

The Muse

Browse jobs, explore the inside of top companies, and meet the people that work there.

US Department of State Office of Overseas Schools

The mission of the Office of Overseas Schools is to promote quality educational opportunities at the elementary and secondary level for dependents of American citizens carrying out our programs and interests of the U.S. Government abroad. Our efforts are to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries by upgrading educational institutions which serve to demonstrate American educational principles and methods employed in the United States.

World Teach

WorldTeach partners with governments and other organizations in developing countries to provide volunteer teachers to meet local needs and promote responsible global citizenship. The WorldTeach mission statement is two-fold. Lelu Literacy Program (1)The first part concerns our impact on the students and on the schools. We care very much that volunteers are effective teachers in the classroom and that the students are engaged and learning no matter the level of prior teaching experience of the volunteers entering the program. With comprehensive training during orientation and the Teacher Quality Program support provided over the course of service, we hope to set up every volunteer for success as a teacher while serving with WorldTeach. In addition, we have developed supplemental teaching manuals for many of our programs so that volunteers can run the student-centered classrooms that foster the skills that our partners expect. The second part concerns the impact on our volunteers. While we recognize that over 7,000 past WorldTeach volunteers have made a tremendous impact internationally with over 12 million hours of service provided, we also know that an even greater impact can be felt as these volunteers return, hopefully with a more sophisticated and nuanced understanding of international issues and a firmer membership in the international community. We are proud that many of our alumni have shown leadership in areas stemming from their experiences as WorldTeach volunteers: in academic careers in international development or international studies, in educational and volunteer organizations, as teachers and school administrators, and in business and multi-national companies. Several have become leaders in the U.S. Congress, and one has served as a U.S. Ambassador.

Yale Sustainable Food Program

The Yale Sustainable Food Program (YSFP) is the steward of two multi-functional farms, one on central campus and the other situated within the Yale Landscape Lab on West Campus. On the farm, in the classroom, and around the world, the YSFP serves as a hub for diverse activities related to food, agriculture, health, and the environment.

Yale Ulysses S. Grant Foundation

The Ulysses S. Grant Foundation is an academic summer program for talented and motivated middle school students from New Haven. Since 1953, U.S. Grant has drawn on the experience and enthusiasm of Yale undergraduates to challenge students so they can acquire the academic preparation and skills they will need to enter and succeed in college and excel in their current school environment. The program is designed for bright students who might have limited opportunities and resources to participate in academic enrichment activities.

Yale Young Global Scholars

An official Yale University program, participants in the Yale Young Global Scholars Program for Outstanding High School Students can expect an amazing summer experience studying in beautiful campus lecture halls and classrooms, living in Yale’s historic residential colleges, eating in award-winning dining halls, meeting a talented community of fellow students, engaging with world-renowned professors, and interacting with extraordinary visiting practitioners.

YES Prep Program

YES Prep is an open-enrollment public charter school system serving students grades six through twelve in Houston’s most disadvantaged communities.

American Association for Employment in Education

AAEE strives to be the premier provider of information and resources to assist schools, colleges and universities in the employment of educators for staffing excellence in education. Our goal is to give members what they need to grow, learn, connect and serve.

American Association of Community Colleges

The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) is the primary advocacy organization for the nation’s community colleges. The association represents nearly 1,200 two-year, associate degree–granting institutions and more than 13 million students.

American Educational Research Association

The American Educational Research Association (AERA), a national research society, strives to advance knowledge about education, to encourage scholarly inquiry related to education, and to promote the use of research to improve education and serve the public good. It is concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and evaluation and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results.

Blueprint Fellows Program

The Blueprint Fellows Program is designed to accelerate student achievement in schools across the country. Fellows work to accelerate each student’s academic achievement as well as meet the individual learning needs of each of their students. Throughout the year Fellows are also building strong relationships with students to help to increase their self-confidence and commitment to their education. In this way, Fellows help ensure each student they serve is aware they can have a successful future, the ability to attend college, and can apply their skills to new challenges. Fellows generally start work in the summer but occasionally openings become available during the current school year.

Boston Teacher Residency (Residency Program)

Boston Teacher Residency (BTR) was founded as a partnership of BPE and the Boston Public Schools with a mission to prepare excellent teachers for Boston’s children. Since graduating its first class in 2004, BTR and its network of graduates have helped spearhead a new movement in education reform — developing teachers in the areas of highest need, reversing trends in teacher retention, and receiving positive feedback from administrators across the city.

Breakthrough Collaborative

As a pioneer in education reform, Breakthrough is more than an organization. We are a nationwide movement, tackling the achievement gap with a groundbreaking approach. Through our summer and school-year programs, we increase academic opportunity for highly motivated, underserved middle- and high-school students, putting them on the path to college. We are also the largest pre-service teacher-training program in the country, providing best-in-class pre-professional training for more than 1,000 undergraduate teaching fellows each year. As part of this commitment to developing the next generation of teachers, we offer leadership residencies for professional educators, who support our teaching fellows as instructional coaches.

Children's Defense Fund Freedom Schools Program

The Children's Defense Fund (CDF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit child advocacy organization that has worked relentlessly for more than 40 years to ensure a level playing field for all children. We champion policies and programs that lift children out of poverty; protect them from abuse and neglect; and ensure their access to health care, quality education and a moral and spiritual foundation. Supported by foundation and corporate grants and individual donations, CDF advocates nationwide on behalf of children to ensure children are always a priority. We are a national organization with the capacity to work for children at federal, state and community levels across the country. We have our headquarters in Washington, D.C., and offices in California, Minnesota, Mississippi, New York, Ohio, South Carolina and Texas. Through these offices, we expand our work into North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Alabama, Georgia, Arkansas, Louisiana and New Jersey. CDF Haley Farm in Clinton, Tenn., is our home for spiritual renewal, character and leadership development, intergenerational mentoring, and interracial and interfaith dialog about children's issues.

Democrats for Education Reform

Democrats for Education Reform aims to return the Democratic Party to its rightful place as a champion of children, first and foremost, in America’s public education systems. We support leaders in our party who have the courage to challenge a failing status quo and who believe that the severity of our nation’s educational crisis demands that we tackle this problem using every possible tool at our disposal. We believe that reforming broken public school systems cannot be accomplished by tinkering at the margins, but rather through bold and revolutionary leadership. This requires opening up the traditional top-down monopoly of most school systems and empowering all parents to access great schools for their children.

Department of Education Teaching Ambassador Fellowship

The U.S. Department of Education believes that teachers should have meaningful opportunities to both understand and contribute to the policies that impact their students and school communities. In order to implement needed reforms, all stakeholders must understand the intent of policy and be engaged in the outcomes. The Department also understands that when families, students want information about education, it is most often to teachers that they turn. The Teaching Ambassador Fellowship supports the Department’s mission by employing a cadre of outstanding teachers to contribute their classroom expertise to the national education dialogue and in turn facilitate discussions with educators across the country. For the Fellows, the program adds greater knowledge of educational policy and leadership to their toolkits to contribute to solutions at all levels for long intractable challenges in education. The Teaching Ambassador Fellowship program was initiated in 2008. Nearly 100 teachers have participated in the program since, including 27 serving as full-time Washington Fellows in Washington, DC, and 67 as part-time Classroom Fellows, working with the Department from their home communities, in addition to their roles as teachers. In 2013, the Department launched the Principal Ambassador Fellowship as a sister to the TAF program, and eight principals have worked with the Department in similar roles in both full and part-time positions. The Department maintains contacts with Alumni Fellows from across the years as key contacts in the field who can both inform and share Department efforts.

Early Childhood Teacher is a website for and about current and aspiring early childhood educators. We have information on how to earn your teaching certification in each state, including early childhood education (ECE) degree programs, professional organizations, where to look for jobs and blogs to follow. Our blog is written by and for early childhood educators and is filled with advice and tips to help you become a better teacher.

Education Week

Education Week is a United States national newspaper covering K–12 education. It is published by Editorial Projects in Education (EPE), a nonprofit organization, which is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland in Greater Washington DC. The newspaper publishes 37 issues a year, three of them special annual reports.

Hess Educational Organization

Learning is a lifelong process. Each of our education programs links seamlessly with the next, allowing a continuous learning experience that progresses logically while building on and reinforcing prior knowledge. With more than 30 years of experience, we have refined our selection and training process to put only the very best teachers in our classrooms. At HESS, there is a symbiotic relationship between teaching and curriculum development. The people who write our materials also teach students and train other teachers with them. Being both an education and publishing company ensures that our teachers use the best methods to teach the most effective materials. We also recognize the inseparable relationship between reading and education, and through our bookstores, we support our students, parents, and the public at large with our education philosophy beyond the classroom.

James Madison Foundation Fellowship Program

The James Madison Fellowship Program was created to address a particularly pressing need in the field of secondary education. This is the fundamental need to teach young people, who will be tomorrow's citizens, knowledge and understanding of the basic principles of limited government and constitutional liberty on which individual freedom and public good depend.

Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth

At CTY you will work with an exceptional group of students, make contacts and friendships with dynamic colleagues, and gain valuable experience in a rigorous academic community. CTY has consistently been named as one of the top internships in leading publications. We have a network of past employees now working in positions ranging from heads of school to deans of students to university professors.

Journal of Teacher Education

The mission of the Journal of Teacher Education, the flagship journal of AACTE, is to serve as a research forum for a diverse group of scholars who are invested in the preparation and continued support of teachers and who can have a significant voice in discussions and decision-making around issues of teacher education. These issues include but are not limited to preparing teachers to effectively address the needs of marginalized youth, their families and communities; program design and impact; selection, recruitment and retention of teachers from underrepresented groups; local and national policy; accountability; and routes to certification.

Jumpstart Program

Jumpstart is a national early education organization that recruits and trains college students and community Corps members to serve preschool children in low-income neighborhoods. Our proven curriculum helps children develop the language and literacy skills they need to be ready for kindergarten, setting them on a path to close the achievement gap before it is too late.

Klingenstein Center

Educators often wonder what impact their efforts have on an individual student. For the Klingenstein family, classroom experiences of long ago inspired them to provide similar opportunities for future students by ensuring a cadre of strong school leaders to replace the great ones of the past. In 1977, The Klingenstein Fund established the Joseph Klingenstein Fellows at Teachers College, Pat Klingenstein, Pearl Kane, John KlingensteinColumbia University, the first university-based leadership training for those in the independent school field. The Fellows Program began with twelve participants and over the years Klingenstein Center offerings have grown to include five programs serving early career teachers, mid-career educators and administrators and heads of schools. The Center currently has nearly 4000 alumni in 49 U.S. states and territories and 54 countries working in schools around the world and has been credited with contributing to the professionalization of the field. Through carefully-designed programs that are continuously evaluated and improved, cutting-edge knowledge, skills for effective practice and well-chosen faculty, the Center has sustained a reputation for developing more informed and better prepared leaders to confront independent and international school challenges and possibilities in a rapidly-changing world.

Knowles Science Teaching Foundation

The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation was established by Janet H. and C. Harry Knowles in 1999 to increase the number of high quality high school science and mathematics teachers and ultimately improve math and science education in the United States. To achieve this mission, The KSTF Teaching Fellows Program, the Foundation’s signature program, awards exceptional young men and women with five-year, early-career Fellowships, empowering them to become primary agents of educational improvement. To date, there are more than 250 Teaching Fellows and Senior Fellows across 42 states.

National Alliance for Public Charter Schools

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (National Alliance) is the leading national nonprofit organization committed to advancing the public charter school movement. Our mission is to lead public education to unprecedented levels of academic achievement by fostering a strong charter movement.

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC): Job Search

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is a professional membership organization that works to promote high-quality early learning for all young children, birth through age 8, by connecting early childhood practice, policy, and research. We advance a diverse, dynamic early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children. The association comprises nearly 70,000 individual members of the early childhood community and more than 300 regional Affiliate chapters, all committed to delivering on the promise of high-quality early learning. Together, we work to achieve a collective vision: that all young children thrive and learn in a society dedicated to ensuring they reach their full potential.

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC): Preschool Resources

The National Association for the Education of Young Children, the world’s largest organization for early childhood educators, has a magazine designed especially for preschool educators. Teaching Young Children (TYC) highlights current thinking on best practices in early childhood education, innovations in the field, research and its implications, and interesting ideas for and from preschool teachers. The articles and other features reinforce the accreditation criteria for the NAEYC Early Childhood Program Standards on Relationships and Teaching and encourage effective teaching in the preschool years.

National Association of Independent Schools

The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) is a nonprofit membership association that provides services to more than 1,800 schools and associations of schools in the United States and abroad, including more than 1,500 independent private K-12 schools in the U.S.

National Education Association

The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.

National Employment Minority Network (Placement Agency)

Nemnet, a national Diversity Recruitment & Consulting Firm, is committed to assisting schools and organizations in the recruitment and retention of diverse teachers, administrators and coaches. Each year, Nemnet serves over 350 educational institutions and assists thousands of job seekers in their search for professional development and employment. We accomplish this through our Online Employment Center, Regional Diversity Career Fairs, Mobile App and Diversity Consulting Practice. Nemnet aspires to be the premier resource in the recruitment of teachers, administrators and coaches of color. Our primary goal is to serve as a resource to public and private schools [k-12], colleges and universities, and non-profit organizations nationwide.

New Visions for Public Schools (Residency Program)

We are dedicated to ensuring that all New York City public school students, regardless of race or economic class, have access to a high-quality education that prepares them for the rigors of college and the workforce. Further, we are committed to sharing innovative tools, strategies and lessons learned in New Visions schools with others in New York and throughout the country to prove that meaningful change is achievable at scale and success is possible for every child.

A positive preschool experience can have a lasting effect on a child that can be seen throughout their school years, and even into adulthood. Early childhood educators have a unique responsibility that comes with being the first teachers that young children come into contact with outside of the home. This puts them in a position to positively influence a young student’s attitudes toward school and learning, and to help instill positive habits that last a lifetime. The wide availability of state-funded preschool programs has helped ensure that nearly all children in America today have access to a safe, nurturing and supportive environment in which to learn during the early stages of development. With a special appreciation for the importance of early childhood education, was created to offer aspiring early childhood educators a source of free information when researching state licensing requirements, teacher preparation programs, salary expectations, continuing education requirements, and advanced degree options.

Southern Teachers Agency (Placement Agency)

One of the first teacher agencies in America was established in 1846 by Horace Mann and Daniel Webster. Southern Teachers Agency, founded in 1902, is the oldest teacher placement service in the country. Long a family business, in 1981, Robert C. Goodman, Jr., and Virginia S. Goodman purchased STA from Susan Forbes, the daughter of the original general manager of the agency, and in 2000, Carey Goodman moved the agency to its current location in Charlottesville, Virginia. The Goodmans have made many changes in the agency's operations, but they have always been intent on preserving the level of personal service that has been the defining characteristic of STA. STA provides a free service to candidates seeking jobs in private/independent schools in the South. We are the only agency dedicated to work in the South, and have placed more teachers in the South than any other service. Our second century of service to educators in the South looks bright, primarily because of the talented staff now working for the agency. Below are brief biographies of our counselors, consultants, recruiters, and staff.

Students for Education Reform

SFER primarily supports students who have overcome education inequality in heroic ways, have political will, are of the community and are often first-generation college students. We help these students organize their peers city- and state-wide to improve the issues barring so many American students from accessing college and opportunities.

Success Academy

Success Academy is redefining what's possible in public education. Our dual mission is to: Build exceptional, world-class public schools that prove that all children from all backgrounds can succeed in college and life; serve as a catalyst and national model for education reform, and help change public policies that prevent so many children from having access to opportunity.

Taft Academics Teaching Fellowships

A groundbreaking collaboration between the Penn Graduate School of Education and a consortium of the nation’s leading Boarding Schools, the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Residency Master's in Teaching (PRMT) program enables aspiring teachers to receive a Master’s degree in education while completing teaching fellowships at host schools. With an innovative and comprehensive curriculum designed specifically for the boarding schools’ unique setting, the program features intensive on-site sessions in combination with innovative and collaborative distance learning.

The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education is the No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators. Based in Washington, D.C., The Chronicle has more than 70 writers, editors, and international correspondents.

The Education Trust

The Education Trust is a national non-profit advocacy organization that promotes high academic achievement for all students at all levels, particularly for students of color and low-income students. We were founded for one reason and one reason alone: to push, prod, and cajole our country toward educational justice.

The Mind Trust: Education Entrepreneur Fellowship

The Mind Trust actively engages the communities & neighborhoods we serve to create buy-in for the schools we launch, as well as for broader efforts to reshape education. We also support and conduct research on critical issues and advance bold policy initiatives to create a landscape that fosters the growth of quality schools.

The Rotary Foundation Grants

The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty. The Rotary Foundation helps fund our humanitarian activities, from local service projects to global initiatives.

The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship

The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—into teaching in high-need secondary schools in Georgia, Indiana, and New Jersey. Eligible applicants include current undergraduates, recent college graduates, midcareer professionals, and retirees who have majored in, or had careers in, STEM fields.

The primary purpose of is to offer would be educators an easy to navigate online platform that will help them learn more about specific teaching careers, along with arming them with the proper tools and tips to achieve their goal of becoming an educator.

U.S. Department of Education

ED's mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.

Uncommon School Summer Teacher Fellowship

The Summer Teaching Fellowship (STF) is designed to introduce college juniors to teaching and urban education reform through experience in Uncommon’s classrooms and tailored professional development opportunities. Fellows develop the skills necessary for leading high-achieving urban classrooms through the mentorship, collaboration, and hands-on experience Uncommon Schools provides.

Urban Prep Academies Fellows Program

Urban Prep Academies is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2002 with the mission of providing educational opportunities to urban boys leading to their success in college. Urban Prep operates three programs to achieve this mission: 1) The Urban Prep Schools Program; 2) The Urban Prep Fellows Program; and 3) The Urban Prep Alumni Program. The vast majority of the students Urban Prep serves are economically disadvantaged and start at Urban Prep significantly behind academically.