Working with children roughly 200 days a year with summers and holidays off doesn’t sound half bad. Now add that you have a chance to make a difference, and it becomes an ideal job.
Teachers have had it rough the past few years, but the job outlook is better than it has been in half a decade. Job satisfaction is reaching a five year high*. Primary and high school teaching jobs are expected to increase by a whopping 12% and 6%*. And lastly, the average salary among public teachers across the country has increased to $56,383*. So why not use your wisdom to impact the next generation?
Yes, there’s a good chance you will buy school supplies with your own money and work with children who don’t pay attention. But, you will also create lasting impressions on other students and have a desk filled with handmade gifts and apples. You probably won’t love every single minute, but you will probably go home at night loving that you’ve made a difference.*NCES, http://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d13/tables/dt13_211.60.asp
University of North Carolina at Charlotte offers 59 Education and Liberal Arts degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 1,966 Education and Liberal Arts students graduated with students earning 1,167 Bachelor's degrees, 398 Master's degrees, 346 Certificates, and 55 Doctoral degrees.
Winthrop University offers 43 Education and Liberal Arts degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 408 Education and Liberal Arts students graduated with students earning 244 Bachelor's degrees, 160 Master's degrees, and 4 Certificates.
Queens University of Charlotte offers 20 Education and Liberal Arts degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 290 Education and Liberal Arts students graduated with students earning 231 Master's degrees, and 59 Bachelor's degrees.
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College offers 10 Education and Liberal Arts degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, two-year college in a midsize suburb. In 2019, 636 Education and Liberal Arts students graduated with students earning 524 Associate's degrees, and 112 Certificates.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of North Carolina at Charlotte Charlotte, NC||27 : 1||29,615|
|Winthrop University Rock Hill, SC||20 : 1||5,865|
|Queens University of Charlotte Charlotte, NC||18 : 1||2,463|
|Central Piedmont Community College Charlotte, NC||47 : 1||18,646|
|Wingate University Wingate, NC||20 : 1||3,681|
|Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Salisbury, NC||38 : 1||6,379|
|Mitchell Community College Statesville, NC||38 : 1||3,226|
|Gaston College Dallas, NC||39 : 1||5,655|
|Catawba College Salisbury, NC||16 : 1||1,324|
|York Technical College Rock Hill, SC||39 : 1||4,529|
|Belmont Abbey College Belmont, NC||20 : 1||1,507|
|University of South Carolina-Lancaster Lancaster, SC||32 : 1||1,640|
|Livingstone College Salisbury, NC||17 : 1||1,122|
|Johnson C Smith University Charlotte, NC||17 : 1||1,494|
|Clinton College Rock Hill, SC||19 : 1||190|
|Cabarrus College of Health Sciences Concord, NC||16 : 1||475|
|Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte Charlotte, NC||20 : 1||1,523|