school of education

The School of Education offers cutting-edge, engaging and innovative undergraduate programs, teacher licensure pathways and several minors. In 2017, CU Boulder undergraduates began enrollment in two new School of Education programs: the Bachelor of Arts in elementary education and the Bachelor of Arts in leadership and community engagement. Additionally, it has Colorado’s top-ranked graduate education in multiple program areas.

When it comes to finding jobs, teachers have choices and opportunities. A strong demand for educators continues across the nation, and school districts around the world are looking for good teachers. There is also a market for educators with aspirations for adventure—you can teach overseas or stay at home and teach from your couch. 

There are also many reasons that prompt teachers to consider careers outside of traditional K-12 classroom teaching. Options include

  • Higher education
  • Adult and continuing education
  • Private and charter schools
  • Cyber schools
  • Tutoring/learning centers
  • AmeriCorps
  • International experience
  • Alternative education
  • Community/nonprofit organizations
  • Government
  • Corporate training
  • Business and communications

This is just a sample of opportunities outside of traditional classroom teaching. Teaching skills are easily transferable to many different occupations. Apply your creative teaching skills as you explore occupations and potential employers to find a meaningful fit for your skills and interests.

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