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Is an Education Degree in Your Future?

Careers for individuals with a degree in education: ● teacher: early childhood / elementary / middle school / high school ● coach: academic / athletic ● curriculum development ● online teaching ● textbook author/editor ● test developer ● education research ● social welfare ● community service ● child care administration ● vocational counseling ● educational sales ● corporate professional development

An education degree can be the foundation for specialized positions: ● adaptive physical education instructor ● curriculum specialist ● guidance counselor ● school librarian ● school psychologist ● special education administrator ● school principal ● district administrator ● speech and language pathologist ● superintendent ● reading specialist

A degree in education does not always lead to a job in a traditional school setting: ● charter schools ● private schools ● magnet schools ● schools outside the US (including Department of Defense schools) ● recreation centers ● hospitals ● correctional institutions ● museums ● libraries ● churches ● government agencies ● test preparation companies ● international language schools

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The Kansas Future Teacher Academy at Emporia State University, sponsored by The Teachers College and directed by the Jones Institute, has graduated more than 1,200 of high school students for 24 summers.

Since 1989, when the first academy had the honor of receiving the AASCU Christa McAuliffe Showcase for Excellence Award, the Future Teacher Academy at ESU has provided select students with the opportunity to learn more about the challenges and rewards of teaching and has become recognized as an established and highly respected training opportunity for students throughout the state of Kansas.

During this intense five-day program, the participants share in a variety of activities that will help them to understand better what teachers do and to determine whether or not they have the potential for meeting this professional challenge.

The application for the academy is posted from this web site in the spring and all Kansas public and private high school principals and counselors are notified when the application becomes available.