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The nationwide average salary for teachers is $60,483 per year (average starting salary is $39,249), and the demand for good teachers is expected to increase. In the next decade, 50% of the nation's teachers – approximately 1.72 million – are expected to retire.

Consider these careers in education

  • Youth worker/mentor
  • Education program director (for zoos, museums, etc.)
  • Private tutor
  • Community center manager (day camp/summer camp instructor)
  • Curriculum specialist
  • Childcare center director
  • Teacher (preschool, elementary, middle school, high school, K-12, or special education)
  • Academic interventionist
  • Children's ministry coordinator

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Quick Facts

  • 98%

    of 2012-2016 education alumni were employed or in graduate school within one year.

    30+

    subject area concentrations for teacher certification

    35

    countries where Calvin graduates are currently teaching.

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