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
The College of New Jersey offers 47 Education and Liberal Arts degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 794 Education and Liberal Arts students graduated with students earning 365 Bachelor's degrees, 313 Master's degrees, and 116 Certificates.
Princeton University offers 24 Education and Liberal Arts degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 173 Education and Liberal Arts students graduated with students earning 88 Bachelor's degrees, 51 Master's degrees, and 34 Doctoral degrees.
Thomas Edison State University offers 18 Education and Liberal Arts degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 492 Education and Liberal Arts students graduated with students earning 374 Bachelor's degrees, 87 Associate's degrees, 24 Master's degrees, and 7 Certificates.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|The College of New Jersey Ewing, NJ||21 : 1||7,821|
|Rider University Lawrenceville, NJ||23 : 1||4,674|
|Princeton University Princeton, NJ||9 : 1||8,419|
|Thomas Edison State University Trenton, NJ||10,227|
|Mercer County Community College West Windsor, NJ||69 : 1||7,480|
|North Central Missouri College Trenton, MO||46 : 1||1,746|