Careers in Education: Skills for Supporting Student Growth
Lindenwood’s online Master’s in Teaching Secondary Education program will prepare you to become a certified educator and pursue diverse careers in education. Through student teaching and practicum opportunities, you’ll gain the hands-on experience necessary for professional success.
- $61,660 median annual salary for high school teachers
- 40,200 new careers in education by 2029
- 4% average industry growth rate
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports a growing need for secondary educators, with the field currently growing at a rate of 4%. At this pace, more than 40,000 new positions for high school teachers alone will be created by 2029.
High School Teacher
High school teachers typically educate students in ninth through 12th grade and ensure they gain the skills and knowledge that qualify them for a high school diploma. These educators teach one subject area, such as mathematics, history, or art, and help students prepare for success in adulthood.
Career and Technical Education Teachers
Career and technical education teachers prepare individuals to begin careers in specific professions with or without a college degree. These professionals share their insight into particular industries and help the next generation begin their careers successfully and confidently.
Career and salary information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Additional careers in education:
- Adult literacy and high school equivalency diploma teacher
- School and career counselor
As you’re making your decision about pursuing an online degree, you are likely to have questions. From program information to details about the application process, we’re here to help you find the answers you need.
Program Outcomes: Expertise Required for Careers in Education
When you complete the online Master’s in Teaching Secondary Education program, you will be able to:
- Understand educational law and ethical codes, as well as how they apply to the classroom setting
- Effectively assess and implement differentiated instructional methods in high school settings
- Demonstrate knowledge in curriculum mapping and alignment to instructional standards
- Utilize various teaching methods to reach diverse learners effectively
- Provide a beneficial learning experience to students based on real-world knowledge of the classroom gained through student-teaching
Lindenwood University is committed to supporting its students academically and professionally after graduation.
Contact an enrollment counselor at 855-941-0568 to learn more about the career services that are available to you.
We host four job fairs per year, both on campus and through our partnerships within the Gateway Career Association.
Office of Career Services
We can help you begin your job search, make professional connections, and prepare for the job you want.
When you graduate with a degree from Lindenwood, you’ll be a part of our extensive network of former students.
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