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Career Field - Education

Career Information & Resources

Career Profiles and Guides

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 in the field. Available through Callisto.

Education Week - Premier source of news, information, and analysis on American K-12 education, featuring articles on educational reform, annual reports on schools, and the policies that guide them. Available at the Career Center (2nd floor reception area), or online from any UC Berkeley campus IP address.

Career Center Collection - Career guides, directories, and other publications related to this career field. Available in the Career Center.

InsideJobs - Provides descriptive profiles, insightful videos, and helpful career information for over 15,000 jobs in 10 different career families.

Directory of International Schools - Explore Global Schools. This Directory profiles approximately 550 schools; it includes key information such as school size, curriculum, accreditation and enrollment.

Teacher Preparation

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). Credentialing and testing information (CBEST, CSET, etc), legislation updates and links to education-related websites.

Job Profiles of Educators

TEACH California. Website administered by the California Department of Education (CDE). This site is designed to explain the teacher preparation process.

School and School Districts Information

California County Offices of Education

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

Guidance Counseling

Career Profile- A day in the life of, associated careers, and graduate programs

Requirements for becoming a guidance counselor

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.

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

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.

Special Education

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.

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.

Fortune School - A comprehensive teacher recruitment and district intern credential program whose mission is to provide eligible individuals an affordable and convenient way to earn a California teaching credential while meeting California's demand for new teachers.

Teach for America (TFA) - 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, and their websites often have information about careers.

Cal Student Organizations

Other Student Organizations - List of UC Berkeley student organizations registered with Campus Life and Leadership. (Try searching for tutoring, teaching, or education.)

Professional Organizations

A few of the major professional organizations include:

To find other professional associations, go to:

Internship Listing Sites

Internship Listing Sites - Websites, programs, and other resources for internships in this career area. For listings specifically for Cal students, visit Callisto - the official Career Center job and internship listing site.

Job Listing Sites

Job Listing Sites - Websites specializing in job listings for this particular career field. For listings specifically for Cal students, visit Callisto - the official Career Center job and internship listing site.

This page contains links to websites not under the control of the University or the Career Center and we are not responsible for their contents. We'd like to hear your comments about these sites; feel free to contact us.

On the recommendation of our counseling staff, the Career Center lists job and career information sites that generally meet the following criteria: are of interest to Cal students, easily navigated, require no fee or registration prior to viewing, and (for job sites) list a significant number of entry-level positions in California. New sites may be submitted for consideration and are typically reviewed on an annual basis. Please indicate the page on our site where you think your link would be appropriate.

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