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
Georgetown University offers 27 Education and Liberal Arts degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 436 Education and Liberal Arts students graduated with students earning 221 Master's degrees, 196 Bachelor's degrees, and 19 Doctoral degrees.
Boasting more than 24,000 alums in 65 countries, the Graduate School of Education and Human Development at the George Washington University is on a mission to change the world. Graduates work in a variety of settings -- from schools, museums, and corporations to think tanks, non-profits, and government agencies. The school has expanded the ways graduate education programs are presented. In addition to the main campus in Washington, D.C., classes are offered at four locations in Virginia (Alexandria, Ashburn, Arlington, and Hampton Roads) and through its nationally recognized online program. Such flexibility allows working professionals to continue their studies and eliminates geographic barriers to a GWU education. GWU’s human resource development program was the first in the nation specifically devoted to the field of organization-based training and development. The school also pioneered the transition special education master’s program and the educational technology leadership program. The nationally ranked rehabilitation counseling program sees its mission as preparing professionals to empower persons with disabilities to help themselves, and students get plenty of practical experience through two required internships. In addition to its many masters and doctoral degree offerings, the school conducts graduate certificate programs in specialized areas such as autism spectrum disorders, global leadership in teams and organizations, and instructional design.
Howard University offers 50 Education and Liberal Arts degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 319 Education and Liberal Arts students graduated with students earning 269 Bachelor's degrees, 37 Master's degrees, 9 Doctoral degrees, and 4 Certificates.
The Catholic University of America offers 44 Education and Liberal Arts degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 84 Education and Liberal Arts students graduated with students earning 50 Bachelor's degrees, 17 Master's degrees, 14 Doctoral degrees, and 3 Certificates.
American University offers 46 Education and Liberal Arts degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 237 Education and Liberal Arts students graduated with students earning 170 Master's degrees, 63 Bachelor's degrees, and 4 Certificates.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Georgetown University Washington, DC||19 : 1||19,593|
|George Washington University Washington, DC||24 : 1||27,814|
|Howard University Washington, DC||13 : 1||9,399|
|The Catholic University of America Washington, DC||15 : 1||5,771|
|American University Washington, DC||17 : 1||14,318|
|Gallaudet University Washington, DC||8 : 1||1,485|
|Trinity Washington University Washington, DC||25 : 1||1,707|
|University of the District of Columbia Washington, DC||21 : 1||4,199|
|The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Washington DC Washington, DC||19 : 1||732|
|Strayer University-Global Region Washington, DC||104 : 1||11,608|
|Strayer University-District of Columbia Washington, DC||815|