You can build the skills needed to pursue a career in education or teaching through hands-on experience beyond the classroom. For example, there are local teaching internships open to all majors. It is best to find a career that will fit your own unique interests, skills, and values.
Some possible job titles include:
- Adjunct or Tenure-Track Professor
- Speech Pathologist
- Training and Development Specialist
- ESL Teacher
Areas of Interest
The Occupational Outlook Handbook and California Career Zone provides detailed information about career options in teaching, education and library occupations, training and development, education administration and health education.
If you have an interest in education and teaching careers, you might also be interested in exploring careers in counseling and social services, business and management, health and medicine, government, international opportunities and nonprofit.
To find out where fellow Aggies interned and found employment by major, use the ICC data pages.
For those interested in teaching, consider a minor in Education or a major in English, Math, Sociology, Psychology, or Human Development
Student organizations are a great place to connect with others exploring similar career interests. Use the keyword search in the Center for Student Involvement’s OrgSync database to find student organizations that relate to your interests.
Master’s and Ph.D. students, and postdoctoral scholars can participate in and take on leadership roles in campus organizations such as the Graduate Student Association, Chancellor’s Graduate and Professional Student Advisory Board and the Postdoctoral Scholar’s Association.
Joining professional associations related to the industry you are interested in provides access to professionals in the field, and networking opportunities which can lead to potential jobs and internships. Many national associations have state and local chapters you can join. Involvement in associations can also provide you insider updates on industry trends and best practices. One of the best ways to identify relevant associations is to search for them online, but we have provided some resources below to get you started. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list.
- Discipline specific associations are a great resource for information on academic research and teaching positions as well as job postings.
- American Association of School Personnel Administrators
- Association of American Educators
- National Association of Independent Schools
- National Education Association
- Teach California
Visit the ICC and Meet with an Advisor
For further guidance narrowing down your career interests, you can schedule an advising appointment. Our advising page has a list of all ICC advisors or you can review the list of undergraduate advisors below: