You’ve decided that a career in Education is right for you. Now what? Read below for tips to realize your potential and set yourself up for success in the field.
Consider getting an advanced degree
Educators must adapt to an ever-evolving industry, as well as consistently grow their own repertoire of knowledge. Because of this, many higher paying positions require a master’s degree or PhD.
Develop collaboration skills
Educators rarely work alone. They rely on collaborating with others to produce knowledge and work together, then teach it to others. Seek out research projects and opt to participate in group projects when possible to build these skills.
Public speaking, working with others one-on-one, facilitating small groups, writing emails and creating examples of written work for students are just a few of the many ways that educators need to apply excellent oral and written skills. Consider taking a public speaking course or join the debate club to practice your communication.
Get a fingerprint clearance card
Most teaching positions require fingerprint clearance cards. Having this upfront will make you an attractive candidate.