Jobs & Careers for Masters in Teaching

Masters in Teaching Jobs and Careers

The MIT is a teaching degree. On an individual basis a teacher with seniority who holds a master's degree may find himself accepted for administrative jobs within a school or a school district, based on performance and ability. However the great majority of master's in teaching graduates may be employed in jobs for which they trained - teaching.

1. Elementary School Teacher: Teachers in this educational segment do it all. They may teach every subject to first through fifth graders including history, math, reading, language arts, social studies, penmanship - the list changes with each year. Teachers at this level generate lesson plans and grade homework, working with individual students that are having difficulties.

2. Early Childhood Education: This term may apply to pre-school, nursery schools, day care programs or at the public school level, kindergarten. The larger programs that might be found in licensed pre-schools, community organizations such as the YWCA, and church-based organizations need licensed early childhood education professionals as staffers and as managers. This field is a good opportunity for management work with a teaching degree.

3. Middle School Teacher: This choice for a master's in teaching may require a double major of sorts. Middle school teachers may be expected to manage classrooms in general but also to be accomplished in teaching one or two specialized subjects. Thus a master's in teaching at the middle school level may include training in teaching mathematics and science, or English and social studies.

4. High School Math Teacher: School districts across the country are looking for teachers with the training and licensure for teaching mathematics in high school. At the secondary school level math teachers may be required to pass a competency exam in order to obtain a state teaching credential.

5. High School Science Teacher: Those who teach high school science are may be confined to one field: biology, chemistry or physics. The masters in teaching program for secondary school science requires that enrollees have an undergraduate background in the relevant science.

6. High School English Teacher: This may be a good job for undergraduate English majors who love literature. Each grade level provides a different platform for introduction to literature, allowing the teacher to develop reading and discussion lists for varying levels of maturity.

7. Special Education Early Childhood is a master's in teaching choice for those who wish to work with children from three to eight years of age. The students may have cognitive or mild physical disabilities and may exhibit behavioral challenges as well.

8. Special Education Middle Childhood requires a teaching professional with a lot of patience, as he or she may be working with kids who are not only challenged by learning disability but also by early adolescence. This is the grade 4 through grade 9 age range. In many states special education teaching licenses may be segmented by age group as in Ohio. In other states they may also be segmented by type of disability such as cognitive, physical, behavioral or emotional.

9. Special Education Adolescent to Young Adult: This age segment addresses the special education requirements for high school students. Studies of special education in high school suggest that about nine percent of all students may receive some sort of support for special education needs, from visual or hearing impairment to behavioral and psychological difficulties. At the high school level school counselors may often play an active role in special education management.

10. Special Education Cognitive Disability: The range of problems that may affect cognition in a child is vast and multifaceted. There are physical problems, neurological problems, genetic issues and behavioral challenges that a teacher in this field may confront. These classes are usually segmented by age in order to try and limit the behavioral issues associated with age.




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