Teaching Path

You could be:

K-12 Teacher
College Instructor
Tutor (Online/In-building tutor, Classroom tutor, Nanny/Au-pair tutor, Test-prep tutor)
ESL Instructor
Non-Classroom Teacher (Intervention Specialist, Instructional Coach [Literacy], Program
Coordinator, Peer Assistance Coordinator
Homeschool Instructor

Employment Opportunities

  • Public and Private K-12 Schools
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Language Institutes (in U.S. and abroad)
  • Test Preparation Services
  • Tutoring Companies (Kaplan, Sylvan, Varsity, etc.)
  • Private Learning Centers (Private tutoring centers or ECE)
  • Non-profit Organizations (Teach for America, Teachers Without Borders, KIPP, The New Teacher Project [TNTP])


  • Get involved in education leadership roles such as resident advising, peer mentoring, tutoring, writing center work, student advising, etc.
  • Seek volunteer opportunities with children such as Big Brother/Big Sister programs, Elementary, Middle, and High School College student mentoring programs, The Study, CATS, summer camps, etc.
  • Participate in literary clubs, writing groups, student newspaper, student government, etc.
  • Gain student teaching opportunity
  • Earn a master’s or doctorate in Secondary Education (various ranks), Student Personnel Services, Higher Education, Social Work, or English

A Day in the Life


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