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Career Path & Opportunities

Drexel University School of Education

The School of Education prepares students for successful careers in a wide number of fields. Whether you want to know how to become a teacher, or if you are wondering what career options are available for graduates with an EdD or PhD degree, Drexel has you covered.
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5 Reasons to Pursue a PhD in Education

There are many reasons why someone would earn a PhD in Education. This article covers five major reasons why students pursue a PhD.

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Alternative Careers in Education 

The skills of a teacher are applicable to a wide range of jobs in the education field besides teaching. If you’ve ever wondered, “what else can I do with my education degree?”, exploring a few examples of alternative careers in education can help illuminate the full extent of your options.

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Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Career Opportunities

What can you do with a degree in ABA? Applied behavior analysis careers include a number of different specialization paths. Find opportunities inside educational environments, government positions, non-profit organizations, the private sector, and even working with individuals.

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Careers in Special Education

Special education professionals have the opportunity to make a tremendous impact on the lives of children. Several career options await graduates with special education degrees and certifications.

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EdD and PhD in Education Jobs and Career Paths

Both EdD and PhD degrees allow you to develop your abilities as an educator and to pursue a wide range of career opportunities with high earning potential. Find out which path is right for you.

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EdD vs. Phd in Education: Differences, Benefits and More

Broadly speaking, the EdD vs PhD comparison comes down to only a few core concepts. The EdD is focused on individuals who want to apply their knowledge to practice, while the PhD is more focused on research. However, learning more about the distinction between the two can help you find the program that most closely aligns with your goals.

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Education Policy Career Path

An education policy career path enables you to work for a diverse range of public, private, and non-profit groups, in any level of education, and in locations around the globe.

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How to Become a Behavior Analyst

There are many benefits to becoming a certified behavior analyst. Learn more about what it takes to become certified in this growing and rewarding field.

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How to Become an Elementary School Teacher

Becoming a certified elementary school teacher requires a bachelors degree along with the completion of required courses in education, clearances, and student teaching.

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How to Become an ESL Teacher

Teaching English as a Second Language, also known as "ESL" teachers make a tremendous impact on students and are highly sought after in schools across the country. Learn more about the requirements needed to become an ESL teacher including degrees, coursework, and more.

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How to Become a High School Principal

Principals play a crucial role in the operations of schools and the education of their students. The successful completion of an accredited principal certification program is the most important step needed to become a principal.

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How to Become a High School Teacher

High school teachers make a significant impact in the educational success of their students. Becoming a certified high school teacher requires the completion of state required education courses and more.

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How to Become a Kindergarten Teacher

What kind of degree do you need and how long does it take to become a kindergarten teacher? Learn all the requirements needed to become a certified kindergarten teacher.

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How To Become a Middle School Teacher

Becoming a middle school teacher can be very rewarding. Learn more about the steps needed to teach children during their most formative years. 

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How to Become a Professor

Developing a career at the highest levels of academia doesn't happen overnight. But how long does it take to become a professor? What steps are involved? What is your career outlook? In this article, you can learn more about the steps involved in how to become a college professor, as well as some of the various incentives and rewards involved in pursuing a career in higher education.

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How to Become a School Superintendent

A school superintendent is a lot like the CEO of a company. It takes a combination of education, experience, and leadership skills to achieve success. Find out all the requirements needed to become a school superintendent.

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How to Become a Teacher in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is home to more than 500 school districts. There are ample opportunities available to those interested in teaching in PA. Learn more about what it takes to become a teacher and how Drexel can help.

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Human Resource Management vs. Development

Because of the similarity in their names, human resource management and human resource development often leave a lot of people wondering: what is the difference between HRM and HRM?

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Transition to Teaching

At Drexel, we offer the resources necessary for all those looking for a career in education. From those without a bachelor’s degree to those transitioning careers, we provide various programs to continue your journey towards becoming an educator.

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What Can You Do with an Early Childhood Education Degree?

Many career opportunities lie ahead for graduates with a degree in Early Childhood Education. See how a degree from Drexel can prepare you for a number of fulfilling and essential career opportunities.

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Why Become a Teacher?

Teaching is a rewarding and fulfilling career. Learn how becoming a teacher is important, the many benefits, and how to get started.

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