The field of education has become one of the fastest growing and in-demand industries in the last four years. A Learning Policy Institute report indicates that by 2020, an estimated 300,000 new teachers will be needed each year. That demand is expected to increase to 316,000 new teachers a year by 2025.
Some believe that in order to enter a teaching career path one must pursue a major within the College of Education, but this is not the only way to enter the field. The College of Education prepares students to be teachers, special educators, school and rehabilitation counselors, school principals and superintendents, but if you have subject matter expertise in other areas, you can become an impactful teacher as well. In the state of Arizona, if you want to redirect your path towards teaching, you can do so with a bachelor's degree in a major related to what you wish to teach.
UA Education Day on February 13 allows all majors to attend, network and potentially land careers in the education industry. UA Education Day has up to 100 different districts, schools, and educational organizations nationwide in attendance.
Among students with an account on the UA job board and career development platform Handshake, about 2,000 report an interest in the education industry. Many have majors outside of education in the College of Science and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. We currently have 40+ education organizations that are specifically looking for all majors at Education Day.