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Education Teaching

An Education Teaching degree will prepare you for a career teaching students of all ages and backgrounds, from the development of classroom management and curriculum development techniques to the mastery of interpersonal communication skills. With a wide range of opportunities and possibilities, an oftentimes dynamic workplace, and the chance to positively influence and affect the future of the world, a degree in Education Teaching can lead to a rewarding career.

Types of Degrees

Education Teaching students can pursue an associate degree (2 years), bachelor's degree (4 years), master's degree (6-7 years), doctorate degree (8+ years), or certification program. Most states require public school teachers to obtain a bachelor's degree in education and pass a certification exam prior to teaching. Master's and doctorate degrees usually lead to positions in school administration, curriculum development, or post-secondary teaching.

Admission Requirements

A high school diploma or equivalent is required for entry into bachelor's degree programs, with a strong academic background and experience teaching, tutoring, and/or coaching helping applicants obtain acceptance into their desired school. Each school has its own specific requirements, making it important for you to explore several options before settling on a specific school.

Career Opportunities After Earning An Education Teaching Degree

The range of career opportunities available to someone with a degree in Education Teaching include:

  • Elementary, Middle, or High School Teacher
  • Post Secondary Education Teacher
  • Curriculum Developer
  • Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.

Post Graduate Salary Information

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for a High School Teacher was $61,660 in 2019 (1) while Post Secondary Education Teachers earned a mean salary of $74,560 in 2019. (2)

Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on career chosen, but on geographical location and employer. Conditions in your area may vary.


  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics
  2. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Careers associated with these educational opportunities often require additional degrees and certifications not offered as part of the educational opportunities presented by this website.

Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.