Education & Teaching

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 can lead to a rewarding career.

Types of Degrees

Education 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 administrative positions or jobs in 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 Degree

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

  • Elementary, Middle, or High School Teacher
  • Elementary, Middle, or High School Principal
  • Education Administrator
  • 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 Elementary, Middle, and High School Principals earned a median salary of $96,400 in 2019. (2)

Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on the 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.