Job Opportunities and Career Trends
Education is an ever-growing field. As the immigrant and English Language Learner (ELL) population continues to grow, so will the need for quality bilingual education teachers especially in K-12 Dual Language Schools or other traditional bilingual programs. Learning theories and methods to teach ELLs and practicing what is being learned in fieldwork and student teaching is the beginning of the journey — the end of the journey is working as a K-12 bilingual teacher in New York City or other district schools. In addition, teachers are also employed in a range of educational settings, including pre-schools, private, independent and charter schools, private tutorial companies and after-school and literacy programs. Educators are also sought at non-profit organizations with a community service and/or educational focus, including those that are internationally-based. Having a degree in education opens up other career options including: positions in educational media, such as in publishing and television development, curriculum development, market research, and human resources, notably the training function.