Career Field - Education
Career Information & Resources:
- Career Guides: Multiple Fields
- Teacher Preparation
- School and School Districts Information
- Education Research/Policy
- Education Technology
- Higher Education
- Guidance Counseling
- School Psychology
- School Social Work
- Library/Information Services
- Special Education
- Teaching Without a Credential
Career Information & Resources
- 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.
- Vault Guides - Insider's information about careers in this area. Features include "Day in the Life" career profiles, employee reviews of careers and companies, and detailed information about key employers. Available 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.
- California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) - Credentialing and testing information (CBEST, CSET, etc), legislation updates and links to education-related websites.
- Ways to Earn Alternative Teaching Certification by AllEducationSchools.com - Learn about ways to earn an alternative teaching certification if you do not have a bachelor's degree in Education.
- TEACH California - Website administered by the California Department of Education (CDE). This site is designed to explain the teacher preparation process.
- Berkeley Educators for Equity and Excellence (BE3) - BE3 prepares teachers who are committed to co-creating powerful and enriching classrooms with a Masters + Credential Program. For additional details, check out this webinar.
- California Department of Education - Directory of public schools, private schools, and school districts.
- National Charter School Resource Center - Information about charter schools including location, mission statement, population served, and enrollment data.
- Public School Review - Provides free, detailed reports of US public schools and their surrounding communities.
- Careers Available in Education Research - Learn an overview of careers in Education Research.
- National Center for Education Research - Explore resources and information regarding research that addresses major educational issues and needs.
- National Education Policy Center - The Center produces and disseminates research to inform education policy discussions.
- Education Reform Now - National organization that pursues policies that enable all students, especially students of color and students from low-income families to obtain a globally competitive education.
- Technology in Education: An Overview
- EdSurge - EdSurge provides independent news and resources to help readers understand the role of technology in education.
- Career Profile- A day in the life of, associated careers, and graduate programs.
- Requirements for becoming a guidance counselor
- Chronicle of Higher Education - Learn about current news, opportunities, and tools pertaining to colleges and universities.
- Alumni Career Chat: School Psychology --
- American Psychological Association - Online resources for students considering a career in Psychology.
- National Association of School Psychologists
- School Psychology Career Information - Nature of work, education, job outlook, career preparation and more.
- 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
- American Association of School Librarians - Career development and continuing education resources for those in or seeking to enter the school library media field.
- Library Organizations and Associations - A list of national and international library related organizations and associations.
- Society of American Archivists - Career information, graduate programs, mentoring programs, online publications and resources.
- Council for Exceptional Children - The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities.
- National Center for Special Education Personnel and Related Services Provider - Information on careers working with children with disabilities. Includes profiles, typical responsibilities, preparation, job outlook and more.
- 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.
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:
- Education Undergraduates (EdU)
- Gates Millennium Scholars Association
- Education Initiative for Development
Other Student Organizations - List of UC Berkeley student organizations registered with the LEAD Center. (Try searching for tutoring, teaching, or education.)
A few of the major professional organizations include:
- American Association for Higher Education
- American Education Research Association
- Education Resource Organizations Directory
- National Education Association (NEA)
- American Association for Employment in Education
To find other professional associations, go to:
- Directory of Associations - Search a database of over 35,000 professional associations.