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Career Opportunities - don't publish

Teacher with 2 kindergarten students.Penn State’s College of Education works to prepare the best possible candidates for the education profession. However, that does mean just teachers. The College of Education offers a wide variety of majors that prepare students for careers in a number of fields.

Of course, the College of Education prepares teachers to work in a number of different educational environments. Career opportunities for educators may include teaching positions from pre-k to high school in public and private schools in a variety of subjects.

The Special Education major helps prepare students to obtain careers in:

  • state schools
  • hospitals
  • clinics
  • centers that deal with individuals with special needs


counsler_ed.jpgStudents who major in Workforce Education and Development have employment opportunities in:

  • career and technical schools
  • comprehensive high schools
  • community colleges
  • vocational education supervision or administration


The Education and Public Policy major provides students with a firm foundation to obtain careers in:

  • educational organizations
  • government
  • community development
  • public service
  • non-profits
  • consulting
  • philanthropy
  • interest groups for the betterment of a diverse and democratic society


woman stands in computer roomStudents who major in Rehabilitation and Human Services have career opportunities in a variety of settings, including:

  • programs for children and youth
  • programs for older people
  • programs for people with autism
  • community mental health programs
  • group homes
  • schools
  • drug and alcohol programs
  • hospitals and medical settings
  • corrections facilities
  • rehabilitation centers