Career Strategy Fellowships Study Abroad Summer Session CAREER LINK


You are here

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, and 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, have 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 at working with students, 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 “a person with a disability as a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activity. This includes people who have a record of such an impairment, even if they do not currently have a disability. It also includes individuals who do not have a disability but are regarded as having a disability."

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 identifying networking contacts to conduct informational interviews with. These connections will also be valuable when you are ready to embark on your post-graduate job search. The key is to start engaging.


Related Career Links


Achievement First: Public Charter Schools (Teacher-in-Residence Program)

We know the first year of teaching can be incredibly challenging. That’s why we’ve created a program that pairs those new to the teaching field with a team of dedicated supports, coaches, and exemplary teachers from which to learn. The Teacher-in-Residence (TIR) program is a teaching opportunity designed specifically for those who want to start a career in education but have little to no teaching experience. The TIR program provides a one-year pathway to become a lead teacher at Achievement First. During the course of the residency, TIRs receive high quality professional development, work alongside our strongest teachers, and gain hands-on experience in the classroom through co-teaching and small group instruction. TIRs gain increased responsibilities in classroom instruction throughout the year so that they are prepared to become lead teachers by the end of the year.

African American Teaching Fellows

African American Teaching Fellows works to recruit, support, develop, and retain a cadre of African American teachers to serve the public schools of Charlottesville and Albemarle County. We support the education of African American college students with financial support, professional development, job training skills, and connections within the Charlottesville-Albemarle community.

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.

American Association for Employment in Education

The American Association for Employment in Education (AAEE) provides resources and networking opportunities to connect higher education and school systems, both nationally and internationally. Our valued members include: professionals from colleges, universities, school systems and non-profit and for-profit organizations. AAEE is a resource and liaison to these professionals, facilitating quality K-12 hiring practices.

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 2-year, associate degree-granting institutions and more than 12 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.

American Museum of Natural History Teaching Program

Learn to teach Earth and space science in the New York City area through the Master of Arts in Teaching Urban Residency Program at the American Museum of Natural History, the first urban teacher residency program offered by a museum.

Andover Phillips Academy

Founded in 1778, Phillips Academy is an independent, coeducational secondary school with an expansive worldview and a legacy of academic excellence.

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.

Barrie School

Inspiring intellectual curiosity, emotional resiliency, and social engagement for students age 18 months to Grade 12.

Boston Teacher Residency

We launched the residency model, widely replicated around the nation, to ensure that new teachers are equipped to effectively lead urban classrooms. Boston Teacher Residency, an AmeriCorps program, is a nationally recognized clinical teacher preparation program whose graduates support student achievement from day one and who stay in teaching, continuing to refine and improve their practice.

Brooke Charter Schools

We are a free, open-enrollment K-12 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)

At Carney, Sandoe & Associates, we believe there is nothing more important than helping schools recruit and retain exceptional faculty and leaders. Since our inception in 1977, we have worked successfully with over 1,800 independent, private, boarding, and charter schools in 48 states and 32 countries to provide exceptional faculty recruitment, Head of School search, and strategic consulting services.

Children's Defense Fund Freedom Schools Program

The CDF Freedom Schools program is committed to training, connecting and nurturing a team of young leaders dedicated to service and advocacy on behalf of children.

Citizen Schools National Teaching Fellowship

As a National Teaching Fellow, you'll be a practical activist and put your beliefs into action to ensure all students have the skills, access and beliefs to succeed in college and beyond. You'll also be part of the local community and affect change from within by building connections between students, families, schools, volunteers and community resources. Teaching Fellows personally make this happen for students across an entire school or grade level by plugging in to bridge gaps and connect the people who need to work together on behalf of students.

City Year Corps

City Year helps students build an ever-expanding sense of who they are, why they matter and who they want to become. You’ll be responsible for supporting students by helping them learn about themselves, what they’re interested in and what they’re capable of doing.

Council on International Educational Exchange

For 70 years, we’ve had a single mission: to help people gain the understanding, acquire knowledge, and develop skills for living in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world by bringing the world together through the most meaningful exchange programs available.

Curriculum Associates, LLC

For nearly 50 years, Curriculum Associates (CA) has been united around one common purpose: to make classrooms better places for teachers and students. In the years since, we've remained driven by this mission, introducing and then constantly improving innovative and exciting products that give every student the chance to succeed. We believe teachers are the essential glue between our programs and classroom success, so we strive to empower them with the tools and resources to accelerate student growth. Together with educators we're making equitable learning programs a reality—raising the bar and making it reachable for all.

Democrats for Education Reform

We are a national political organization that supports elected Democrats and candidates for office who seek to expand policies and practices that work well for America’s students, and to confront those that do not. We are education progressives who will always prioritize students and families, especially low-income students and students of color who should be better served by our country’s public education system.

Department of Education School Ambassador Fellowship

School staff members provide vital leadership in classrooms and schools, but too often lack opportunities to contribute their knowledge to the development of education policy on a broader scale. The U.S. Department of Education designed the School Ambassador Fellowship program to enable outstanding teachers, principals and other school leaders, like school counselors and librarians, to bring their school and classroom expertise to the Department and to expand their knowledge of the national dialogue about education. In turn, School Ambassador Fellows facilitate the learning and input of other educators and community members.

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 Pioneers

Education Pioneers recruits, connects, and advances professionals from diverse backgrounds to solve problems from outside of the classroom so students and teachers succeed inside of the classroom. EP transforms the education sector by identifying great talent, attracting them to the education sector with cohort-based Fellowship programs, and developing their K-12 knowledge and leadership skills.

Education Resource Strategies

We are a national non-profit that partners with district, school and state leaders to transform how they use resources (people, time, and money) to create strategic school systems that enable every school to prepare every child for tomorrow, no matter their race or income.

Education Week

Education Week is a United States national newspaper covering K–12 education. Editorial Projects in Education is the independent, nonprofit publisher of Education Week and other high-quality print and online products on K-12 education. EPE's mission is to raise awareness and understanding of critical issues facing American schools.

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.

Ivy Tutors Network

IVY is New York’s leader in subject help and test preparation, known for the best hires, knowledgeable service and reasonable pricing. We work with New York students to help them achieve their scholastic potential, retain knowledge, increase confidence, and receive higher scores on exams.

Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth Summer Programs

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.

Kaplan Teaching/Tutoring

Excellent teaching is at the core of our company. We offer part-time and full-time opportunities for individuals to teach and tutor a wide range of fields and subject areas, including, high-stakes test preparation, higher education, programming / coding bootcamps, and professional training.


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.

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, Columbia 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 alums 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.

Masters in Education

We’ve conducted original research, gathering information from federal and state organizations—and from the universities themselves—in order to ensure the most accurate and up-to-date information. You’ll find information about teaching in a variety of subjects, the educational climate in each state, interviews with teachers who have completed a master’s-level education, and a comprehensive list of schools offering master’s programs in education across the country.

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 Visions for Public Schools Urban Teacher Residency

From recent college graduates to career changers, our diverse group of residents are committed to powerfully impacting students’ lives through teaching in New York City public schools.

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 Africa

Princeton in Africa matches talented and passionate college graduates with organizations working across Africa for yearlong service placements. Our program is open to graduating seniors and young alumni from any college or university accredited in the U.S. Our Fellows have helped improve education and public health, source fresh water and alternative energy, increase family incomes, and so much more.

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.

Project Horseshoe Farm Fellowship

Horseshoe Farm offers an intensive paid 1 year (13 month) community-based gap year service and leadership development Fellowship. It is geared to top recent college graduates from around the nation interested in community health and education, non-profit and organizational management, social entrepreneurship, and community service leadership. The competitive Fellowship is a unique opportunity for high levels of responsibility and mentored hands on learning in a rapidly growing community based non-profit organization. Its aim is preparing citizen service leaders needed for tomorrow's communities.


Founded by two Yale graduates, RippleMatch is an online platform that helps college students find jobs and internships. After creating an account, you will be matched with companies based on your profile information, including previous experience and career interests. Companies range from Fortune 500 companies to startups to nonprofits. Below are some brief instructions on the signup process, which is free and takes about 5 minutes: 1. Go to and register using your university email address 2. Complete your profile and upload your resume 3. Sit back and wait as RippleMatch matches you with opportunities 4. Respond and express your interest when job opportunities arrive in your inbox If you have any questions, reach out to RippleMatch directly at

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.

Southern Teachers Agency (Placement Agency)

Southern Teachers is the premier placement agency for private schools in the South. Since 1902, we have helped thousands of teachers, coaches, and administrators find positions at hundreds of private/independent schools around the South—from Maryland to Miami to Midland, Texas. We offer a free service to our candidates. Simply submit the application on our website, along with a resume and cover letter. If you’re accepted as a candidate, you will be assigned a placement counselor who will speak with you to learn more about you and your job search. Then we will refer your file to positions that match your search parameters. Private/independent schools are able to be more flexible in their hiring, meaning that an education major and teaching license is not always required. Instead, they look for candidates with a strong academic record and a gift for managing and motivating kids. If that is you, then you should apply today!

Success Academy Associate Teacher Opportunities

Launch your career in education. As an Associate Teacher, you will hit the ground running to support students in the classroom by teaching small groups and leading whole-class instruction using an inquiry-based, rigorous curriculum that inspires intellectual curiosity, reinforces the joy of learning, and enables all students to thrive. Collaboration is key to success in this fast-track position: be ready to work closely with other teachers, receive feedback from leaders, and develop meaningful relationships with students and parents.

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 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 Legion Project (via the Paideia Institute)

The Legion Project is an outreach campaign to connect classicists working outside of academia. This website is designed to be a resource for undergraduates, graduate students, and anyone else interested in the broad applications of a classical education across numerous careers.

The Muse

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

The Princeton Review

Are you energetic and confident with a passion for education? Do you have a great work ethic and want to help millions of students reach their education goals? The Princeton Review may be the place for you! Whether you like being at the front of a classroom or enjoy working behind the scenes in operations, sales or marketing, we have full-time and part-time positions available. Apply today to become part of a team that’s improving education in small and big ways every day.

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 Alums Program. The vast majority of the students Urban Prep serves are economically disadvantaged and start at Urban Prep significantly behind academically.

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 alums 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 a 6-week academic summer program for talented and motivated middle school students who are enrolled in public and parochial schools in New Haven, CT. Each summer a team of Yale undergraduate teachers, through courses in the humanities and investigations and through electives and group activities, help students acquire the academic preparation and skills they will need to excel in their current school environment and to enter and succeed in college.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.