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
Grand Valley State University offers 33 Education and Liberal Arts degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 1,276 Education and Liberal Arts students graduated with students earning 869 Bachelor's degrees, 385 Master's degrees, and 22 Certificates.
Calvin University offers 37 Education and Liberal Arts degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 286 Education and Liberal Arts students graduated with students earning 235 Bachelor's degrees, and 51 Master's degrees.
Cornerstone University offers 23 Education and Liberal Arts degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 110 Education and Liberal Arts students graduated with students earning 80 Bachelor's degrees, 27 Master's degrees, 2 Doctoral degrees, and 1 Associate's degree.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Grand Valley State University Allendale, MI||21 : 1||24,033|
|Aquinas College Grand Rapids, MI||18 : 1||1,600|
|Calvin University Grand Rapids, MI||15 : 1||3,570|
|Grand Rapids Community College Grand Rapids, MI||61 : 1||13,270|
|Hope College Holland, MI||13 : 1||3,056|
|Montcalm Community College Sidney, MI||49 : 1||1,529|
|Cornerstone University Grand Rapids, MI||30 : 1||1,998|
|Itasca Community College Grand Rapids, MN||42 : 1||1,062|
|Kuyper College Grand Rapids, MI||16 : 1||143|
|Grace Christian University Wyoming, MI||52 : 1||1,097|
|Davenport University Grand Rapids, MI||59 : 1||6,429|