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
Old Dominion University offers 65 Education and Liberal Arts degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 1,160 Education and Liberal Arts students graduated with students earning 589 Bachelor's degrees, 420 Master's degrees, 104 Certificates, and 47 Doctoral degrees.
William & Mary offers 19 Education and Liberal Arts degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, four-year university in a small suburb. In 2019, 477 Education and Liberal Arts students graduated with students earning 307 Bachelor's degrees, 129 Master's degrees, 32 Doctoral degrees, and 9 Certificates.
Tidewater Community College offers 9 Education and Liberal Arts degree programs. It's a large, public, two-year college in a midsize city. In 2019, 786 Education and Liberal Arts students graduated with students earning 521 Associate's degrees, and 265 Certificates.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Regent University Virginia Beach, VA||75 : 1||10,365|
|Old Dominion University Norfolk, VA||27 : 1||23,675|
|William & Mary Williamsburg, VA||12 : 1||8,773|
|Hampton University Hampton, VA||16 : 1||4,293|
|Christopher Newport University Newport News, VA||17 : 1||4,919|
|Norfolk State University Norfolk, VA||23 : 1||5,601|
|Tidewater Community College Norfolk, VA||66 : 1||19,064|
|Northeast Community College Norfolk, NE||41 : 1||5,258|
|Rappahannock Community College Glenns, VA||100 : 1||2,909|
|Virginia Wesleyan University Virginia Beach, VA||17 : 1||1,487|
|Thomas Nelson Community College Hampton, VA||67 : 1||7,314|
|Bryant & Stratton College-Virginia Beach Virginia Beach, VA||45 : 1||1,761|
|Eastern Virginia Medical School Norfolk, VA||10 : 1||1,275|