A degree from the Faculty of Education can lead you in many different directions. The skills that you will learn in your programs are easily transferable to other occupations. Our graduates can be found all over the world teaching, learning and working in some of the following fields, just to name a few:
What our graduates do:
- Teaching – elementary, middle school, secondary, ESL, special education, adult ed
- College and vocational school instructors
- Universities – professor, assistants, advisors, managers
- Government – curriculum design; educational measurement and evaluation; legislative policies and mandate development; program officers
- Administration – school, school board offices, education unions, sports organizations, etc.
- Business and management
- Social and community services
- Library and resource management
- Private consulting
- Textbook publishing, writing and design
- Educational software design
- Sports or executive coaching
- Physical therapy & assessment professionals
- Sports and recreation programming
- Health and community education
Developing a career plan
We encourage our students to develop a long-term career plan as soon as they're accepted into the Faculty of Education. Some simple pointers to remember are:
- Start to develop your contact base NOW, not a month before you graduate.
- Keep current – join a group, club, volunteer, attend relevant conferences and events.
- Network as much as possible in different capacities.
- Continue to develop good research skills to keep up-to-date in your chosen field.
- Keep track of people you come in contact with – get their contact information and record it for future use.
- It’s important to make yourself stand out from the rest.
- Develop strong management and leadership skills – take a course, go to a workshop.
- Continue to keep your CV updated with EVERY thing you do, attend or study.
- Continue to build your computer skills as demand for online education continues to grow.
- You'll be more successful if you have the skills to teach an educated work force and well informed computer literate students.
- Be adaptable to technological change.
- Continue on with your education – complete some certificate programs, do a masters degree, - the more you can offer a potential employer the more they will want to hire YOU!!
- Visit UVic Co-op and Career Services for more career tips.