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 Maine offers 83 Education and Liberal Arts degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a small suburb. In 2019, 406 Education and Liberal Arts students graduated with students earning 242 Bachelor's degrees, 124 Master's degrees, 35 Certificates, and 5 Doctoral degrees.
University of Southern Maine offers 52 Education and Liberal Arts degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 440 Education and Liberal Arts students graduated with students earning 275 Master's degrees, 123 Bachelor's degrees, and 42 Certificates.
University of New England offers 22 Education and Liberal Arts degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize suburb. In 2019, 400 Education and Liberal Arts students graduated with students earning 211 Master's degrees, 85 Doctoral degrees, 71 Certificates, and 33 Bachelor's degrees.
University of Maine at Augusta offers 10 Education and Liberal Arts degree programs. It's a small, public, four-year university in a faraway town. In 2019, 197 Education and Liberal Arts students graduated with students earning 143 Bachelor's degrees, 43 Associate's degrees, and 11 Certificates.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of Maine Orono, ME||21 : 1||11,561|
|University of Southern Maine Portland, ME||29 : 1||8,429|
|University of Maine at Farmington Farmington, ME||16 : 1||1,930|
|University of New England Biddeford, ME||30 : 1||7,483|
|Bates College Lewiston, ME||11 : 1||1,820|
|Colby College Waterville, ME||9 : 1||2,003|
|University of Maine at Augusta Augusta, ME||46 : 1||4,361|
|Saint Joseph's College of Maine Standish, ME||25 : 1||1,987|
|Southern Maine Community College South Portland, ME||66 : 1||6,384|
|Bowdoin College Brunswick, ME||8 : 1||1,835|
|Central Maine Community College Auburn, ME||61 : 1||3,218|
|Husson University Bangor, ME||28 : 1||3,744|
|University of Maine at Presque Isle Presque Isle, ME||44 : 1||1,445|
|Eastern Maine Community College Bangor, ME||40 : 1||2,457|
|University of Maine at Machias Machias, ME||24 : 1||659|
|Thomas College Waterville, ME||56 : 1||1,949|
|University of Maine at Fort Kent Fort Kent, ME||50 : 1||1,589|
|York County Community College Wells, ME||96 : 1||1,630|
|Kennebec Valley Community College Fairfield, ME||57 : 1||2,406|
|Northern Maine Community College Presque Isle, ME||22 : 1||829|