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
Montana State University offers 42 Education and Liberal Arts degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a remote town. In 2019, 604 Education and Liberal Arts students graduated with students earning 343 Bachelor's degrees, 149 Master's degrees, 57 Associate's degrees, 39 Certificates, and 16 Doctoral degrees.
The University of Montana offers 44 Education and Liberal Arts degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 718 Education and Liberal Arts students graduated with students earning 370 Bachelor's degrees, 182 Master's degrees, 150 Associate's degrees, 12 Certificates, and 4 Doctoral degrees.
Rocky Mountain College offers 22 Education and Liberal Arts degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 67 Education and Liberal Arts students graduated with students earning 49 Bachelor's degrees, and 18 Master's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Montana State University Bozeman, MT||22 : 1||16,692|
|The University of Montana Missoula, MT||22 : 1||10,487|
|Montana State University Billings Billings, MT||28 : 1||4,416|
|The University of Montana-Western Dillon, MT||21 : 1||1,358|
|Flathead Valley Community College Kalispell, MT||37 : 1||2,406|
|Carroll College Helena, MT||15 : 1||1,231|
|Rocky Mountain College Billings, MT||15 : 1||1,000|
|Miles Community College Miles City, MT||26 : 1||567|
|Salish Kootenai College Pablo, MT||10 : 1||690|
|Dawson Community College Glendive, MT||41 : 1||447|
|Chief Dull Knife College Lame Deer, MT||12 : 1||162|
|Montana State University-Northern Havre, MT||21 : 1||1,073|
|University of Providence Great Falls, MT||19 : 1||998|
|Stone Child College Box Elder, MT||35 : 1||318|
|Fort Peck Community College Poplar, MT||17 : 1||346|
|Blackfeet Community College Browning, MT||7 : 1||366|
|Helena College University of Montana Helena, MT||46 : 1||1,423|
|Little Big Horn College Crow Agency, MT||20 : 1||261|
|Montana Technological University Butte, MT||13 : 1||1,714|
|Aaniiih Nakoda College Harlem, MT||10 : 1||131|