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1. Education administrators make sure that the institution runs as it should. They can perform a wide array of different jobs including being a dean or assistant dean, principal or assistant principal, an administrator for a particular education district, a director of administration, or a department head. In some cases, they would have to manage the budget for the institution and would interview applicants for teaching jobs. There’s a lot of potential to advance. When you start working at one school, you could eventually move on to a larger institution or even become the president of a college.
2. School counselors with an Education Masters degree help students to make decisions about coursework, colleges, and their career path. Some counselors, known as adjustment counselors, can help students with personal and social issues in school. Counselors at the elementary and middle school levels usually deal more with behavioral and other issues students face, rather than academic issues. They’re trained to assess whether students might have learning disabilities and can perform tests to pinpoint the problems.
3. A curriculum developer is a specialist who introduces new coursework and utilizes the latest technology in the curriculum for teachers to use in the classroom. They are experts at assessing how teachers use new material and make sure the most effective teaching methods are being used. A curriculum developer may teach students new methods, and whenever changes are made to federal or state guidelines, the specialist helps teachers to introduce new teaching methods into the classroom.
4. Positions for teachers in higher education institutions with a Masters in Education may include graduate student teachers, associate or assistant professors, teachers for technical coursework, and full professors. They could also fill a job as a department head. When a teacher is a department head, they usually do more administrative work. There’s a lot of room for advancement with positions in colleges or universities.
5. Librarians are also known as media specialists. With a Masters in Education, they may fill positions in public or corporate libraries. They may also work in media centers in public or private schools, at the elementary, middle school, or high school level. In an academic library, they would have positions in college or university libraries. Corporate libraries may be located in law schools, research facilities, hospitals, or museums.
6. A special education teacher may have their own classroom where they teach disabled students separate from the traditional classroom, but they may work in the same classroom with teachers who teach general subjects. They work with students individually so that they get the most from the curriculum, which may have to be altered to fit individual needs. They may also help students with social skills. The teacher must keep records of each student’s progress.
7. Adult literacy teachers may assist students with their reading skills or teach ESL classes. They can also conduct GED classes to prepare student to get their general equivalency diploma. Students make the choice to enroll in the classes, which makes them more motivated to succeed. Some students need more help than others, so it’s important to be able to assess individual needs to help students excel.
8. Vocational school teachers with a Masters degree provide students with instruction that prepares them for specific careers. Some of the programs that students may train for in vocational schools are careers in the medical field, criminal justice and legal studies, computer technology, aviation, and culinary arts. This is an excellent profession for the teacher who wants to offer hands-on skills for their students.
9. Preschool teachers usually work with children between three and five years old. However, the age groups may vary. Early education teachers work approximately the same hours as a teacher in an elementary school, but may work longer hours for extra- curricular activities. Some preschool teachers work on a part-time basis.
10. The kindergarten through grade 12 teacher who has completed a Master in Education program, has a lot of options. They can teach specific subjects, but they’re also responsible for keeping track of the progress of each student, grading all assignments, and meeting with parents. Sometimes teachers may tutor students who need extra help, and they can participate with students in clubs and after-school activities.