A Rewarding Career Awaits You in Education Jobs

As an education graduate, there are many job opportunities waiting for you. Schools and training centers are everywhere and they need the services of professionals just like you. However, you need to possess a degree in education in order to apply. In some countries, you need to pass their licensure examinations in order to teach. Once you’ve accomplished all requirements, you can land a job as a teacher in the following:Early Childhood/Preschool
Do you enjoy toddlers? Do you love hanging out with little children? Being a preschool teacher offers lots of fun, excitement, and challenges. Here you get to spend a few hours everyday teaching kids how to draw, sing, dance, and many more. Most institutions require preschool teachers to hold an Early Childhood diploma or have relevant training in the field.Primary and Intermediate
Being with older children is also rewarding. During these school years, students are introduced to the different subject areas to signal the beginning of their formal education. As a teacher, you’ll be tasked to teach subjects like English, Science, Math, History, and many more.High School
If teaching teenagers is what you’re after, then being a high school teacher is just what you need. Aside from teaching the regular subjects, you may be assigned to serve as club adviser in student organizations like the school choir, glee club, school publication, and many others.College
If you possess a Master’s or Doctorate degree, teaching in college is your best option. You can teach in your specialized area or handle basic courses. The good thing about being a college professor is you have a more flexible schedule and lighter load compared to those teaching in the lower levels.Special Education
One of the most highly paid education jobs is in the field of special education. If you’ve graduated with a degree in special education or have undergone training in teaching special or gifted children, you can apply in such education jobs. Special education teachers are paid higher and are very in demand abroad.In case you don’t want to work in the traditional school setting, you have the option to teach at the comfort of your own home. Being an online teacher or tutor proves to be one of the most popular education jobs today. Many foreign, non-English speakers are now using the web to learn a new language. You can either join a group of tutors or find your own students in the internet.As a teacher, you can also expand your horizons and advance you career. After a few years in teaching, you can apply for administrative or supervisory education positions. You can work as a school principal, head of a particular department, or spearhead educational programs and reforms sponsored by the government or private sectors.Teaching is indeed a rewarding vocation. Not only do you have a regular job and reasonable compensation but you also get to touch the hearts and minds of millions.

Restructuring Education

The Huffington Post “Obama Education Waiver Plan” of 8/10/2011 speaks of wavering parts of the No Child Left Behind program to modernize education. From my perspective, we can try to patch our education system through rigid standards and waivers, but the full potential of educating our children cannot be reached if we continue to apply an incomplete definition of education, as “the act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life.”An “enduring” State is founded on culture, dominated by ideals, and motivated by service attained when its citizens have been raised with the personal commitment to develop a well-balanced personality, leading us to a companion definition for education:”The acquirement of skills, the pursuit of wisdom, a realization of self, and the attainment of spiritual values.”To achieve this definition, education must cultivate the three endowments of the human mind: intelligence, moral awareness and spiritual insight. Together, these endowments create the harmonious development of the human personality, and bring us the PURPOSE of education: to be fully empowered to contribute one’s best to the advancement of self and civilization. Through the development of intelligence we hone our skills and cultivate our reasoning and emotional abilities.What about moral awareness? Our expanding social structure has readily adapted to intellectual and scientific growth, but abounding technological achievements have eclipsed the moral ethics that the home institution once provided. And ethics is the external social mirror that faithfully reflects the inner development of the members of society.The home and family – the crowning glory of a long and arduous evolutionary struggle – is the natural social arena for the development of ethics: patience, altruism, forbearance and tolerance, all essential for peace and progress. Home ethics is one of civilization’s only hope for survival.And spiritual insight? Living faith is what empowers individuals to elevate morality to the spiritual levels of unselfish service. To constrain living faith in civil interaction is like removing the sails of a sailboat. It is wise to separate religious institutions from education and government, but it is true religion – the desire to find and know God – that organizes the human personality in an ascent to higher levels of love and devotion, of service and fellowship.The time is NOW to recognize that the educational concept and definition should include cultivation of the three endowments of the human mind; that modifications to our education system alone will not achieve the result we seek in our children without the edification of home life and the progressive force of living faith.