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Careers in Education

An education degree from UCM prepares students to teach in a variety of settings, including preschools, elementary, middle and high schools. Middle and high school teachers select an area of concentration that range from science to social studies to art, with many options in between.

Graduates with a degree in special education may work in a residential facility, hospitals, clinics, student homes and private or public schools. Within the schools, special education teachers work in self-contained classrooms, resource rooms and general education classrooms. Graduates provide instruction and services to children and youth with disabilities.

A technology education degree prepares graduates to teach engineering and technology education at the high school level. Graduates may find teaching jobs in design, communication, manufacturing construction, transportation, energy, bio-related technology, computer technology and engineering design education. Graduates in technology education learn to teach their students methods for solving technical problems.

Graduates with a degree in child and family development find jobs as child advocates, adoption counselors, parenting educators and youth ministers, to name a few. This degree prepares graduates to work in a variety of settings to help improve the quality of life for individuals and families. Recent graduates are excelling in careers as child abuse investigators, early childhood teachers and directors of child care facilities.

School administration sets UCM students up for school leadership roles including superintendent, vice principal and principal. These graduates have careers in both primary and secondary schools.

A master’s degree in counseling enables students to work in both school and community settings. School counselors work in elementary, middle and high schools to address the personal, social, educational and career needs of students. Community counselors work in both public and private settings, including hospitals, private practices and educational institutions.

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