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 Missouri-Kansas City offers 33 Education and Liberal Arts degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 539 Education and Liberal Arts students graduated with students earning 354 Bachelor's degrees, 127 Master's degrees, 48 Certificates, and 10 Doctoral degrees.
Rockhurst University offers 16 Education and Liberal Arts degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 128 Education and Liberal Arts students graduated with students earning 66 Bachelor's degrees, and 62 Master's degrees.
Avila University offers 30 Education and Liberal Arts degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 87 Education and Liberal Arts students graduated with students earning 38 Bachelor's degrees, 26 Certificates, and 23 Master's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City Kansas City, MO||65 : 1||15,770|
|Johnson County Community College Overland Park, KS||57 : 1||18,278|
|University of Missouri-Kansas City Kansas City, MO||28 : 1||16,388|
|Rockhurst University Kansas City, MO||23 : 1||2,990|
|Avila University Kansas City, MO||23 : 1||1,526|
|Kansas City Kansas Community College Kansas City, KS||39 : 1||5,998|
|William Jewell College Liberty, MO||11 : 1||739|
|Park University Parkville, MO||97 : 1||11,415|
|University of Saint Mary Leavenworth, KS||17 : 1||1,240|
|Kansas City Art Institute Kansas City, MO||12 : 1||699|
|Grantham University Lenexa, KS||228 : 1||7,079|
|Donnelly College Kansas City, KS||22 : 1||303|
|Calvary University Kansas City, MO||18 : 1||430|
|WellSpring School of Allied Health-Kansas City Kansas City, MO||64 : 1||193|
|Lex La-Ray Technical Center Lexington, MO||31|
|DeVry University-Missouri Kansas City, MO||70 : 1||70|
|Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City Kansas City, MO||59 : 1||356|