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Career Field - Education

Career Information & Resources:

Student & Professional Organizations

Job and Internship Listing Sites

Career Information & Resources

 Career Guides: Multiple Fields

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook - A guide to career, labor market, salary and training information for education-related occupations.
  • Candid Career - Provides 1000's of informational video interviews with industry professionals covering a comprehensive array of careers. 
  • Firsthand - Insider information, video profiles, downloadable e-books, and more, covering major careers and industries. Access through Handshake.
  • Education Week - Premier source of news, information, and analysis on American K-12 education. Available online from any UC Berkeley campus IP address.

Teacher Preparation

School and School Districts Information

Education Research/Policy/Advocacy

Education Technology

Guidance Counseling

Higher Education

School Psychology

School Social Work

  • National Association of Social Workers - The Student Center section of this website includes numerous educational resources from schools to scholarships, licensing, publications and careers in social work.
  • School Social Work Association of America SSWAA - Information related to the field of social work, legislation, education, professional development, associations and job listings.
  • Social Workers - Information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics describing the nature of the occupation, training, advancement, outlook and earnings information. Also includes links to related occupations

Library/Information Services

Special Education

Teaching Without a Credential
There are many opportunities to teach without a credential. Here are a few possibilities for you to explore:

  • Americorps - Offers opportunities to serve communities in the areas of education, children and youth, community development, public health, and hunger and homelessness.
  • Cal Teach, California Teach Science & Mathematic Initiative at UC Berkeley - A new program to prepare and support math, science, and engineering students who are interested in becoming K-12 math and science teachers.
  • City Year - National Service program that unites diverse groups of young people aged 17-24 for a year-long community service program. Projects range from running after-school programs to teaching social issues curricula.
  • SF Unified School District Pathway to Teaching Program - San Francisco  Unified School District-sponsored credential program
  • Teach for America (TFA) & Teach for America@Cal- TFA collaborates with districts across the US to prepare students into full time teaching positions, and in preparing students to obtain their credentials while in the program. You will be teaching in “high need” areas.

Student & Professional Organizations

Participating in these groups can be a valuable avenue for learning about an occupation or field. They are an excellent resource for networking.

Cal Student Organizations
Student organizations related to this field include:

Other Student Organizations - List of UC Berkeley student organizations registered with the LEAD Center. (Try searching for tutoring, teaching, or education.)

Professional Organizations
A few of the major professional organizations include:

To find other professional associations, go to:


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