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Education Studies & Teacher Education

First Destination Data
Alumni Career Paths
What to do with a degree in Education
Education Web Sites
Graduate School Information


The EducationProgram is dedicated to preparing teachers who combine academic accomplishment with a passion for teaching, a commitment to social justice, and a love of learning.

The Education Studies Major is designed for students interested in the social, historical, and cultural contexts of education, and the role of education in shaping policy, practice, learning, and identity.

First Destination Data

The Hiatt Center is pleased to provide a list of organizations, titles and fields of alumni who majored in your discipline. Click here to download a sortable excel spreadsheet listing the first destination graduate programs and employment opportunities that Education Studies & Teacher Education alumni from the classes of 2008-2012 secured within six months of graduation.

The diverse list is indicative of the wealth of transferable skills students cultivate as an Education Studies & Teacher Education major at Brandeis.

Education Alumni

The Hiatt Center is pleased to provide a list of organizations, titles and fields of alumni who majored in your discipline. The list represents a wide array of professions, which is indicative of the wealth of transferable skills students cultivate as an Education major at Brandeis.

2014 Minkoff Law Offices, LLC Paralegal Law
2012 Success Academy Charter Schools Community Relations Coordinator Education
2010 New York City Department of Education High School Special Education Teacher / IEP Coordinator Education, High School
2009 Facing History and Ourselves Assistant Director/ Development Events
2009 Citizen Schools Deputy Campus Director Nonprofit
2008  George Washington University  Associate Director, Alumni Relations, School of Medicine and Health Sciences Higher Education
2005 Winn Brook School  Preschool/Kindergarten Teacher  Education, PreK-12


In addition to you coursework, internships can be extremely beneficial as you develop academic and professional skills.  The Brandeis Internship Exchange is an easy and convenient online tool for you to find and share real internship opportunities.  Just log on with your UNET ID and use the advanced search to identify majors' internships.

What to Do with a Degree in Education (.pdf)

Education Web Sites

Graduate School Information and Resources

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Skills, Abilities & Knowledge

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Skills, Abilities & Knowledge

Your program of study at Brandeis University provides both field-specific knowledge and a broad range of transferable skills, abilities and knowledge that are sought after by all employers in all fields and enhance your experience and success in the world of work. To identify additional skills and abilities you have developed through coursework, activities and work, take TypeFocus.


  • Instructing — Teaching others how to do something.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
  • Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.


  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
  • Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Fluency of Ideas — The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
  • Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).


  • English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Education and Training — Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Psychology — Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
  • Geography — Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life.
  • History and Archeology — Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.
  • Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

1 Excerpted from O*Net OnLine, US Department of Labor by the National Center for O*Net Development

Sample of Possible Occupations

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Adult Education Teacher
Educational Resource
Media Center Specialist
Missionary Worker
Athletic Coach
Elementary Teacher
Physical Education Instructor
Athletic Director
Employee Trainer
Child Life Specialist
Financial Aid Counselor
Registrar/Admissions Directorr
Curriculum Specialist
Grant Writer
Training Specialist
Day Care Administrator

Guidance Counselor
Resource Teacher
Education Management
Historic Site Administrator
School Psychologist
Education Materials Sales
Instructor, College/University
Secondary School Teacher
Education-Training Administrator
Social Services
Speech Pathologist
Student Admissions Administrator
Vocational Rehab Counselor
Student Affairs Administrator
Special Education Administrator

1 Excerpted from O*Net OnLine, US Department of Labor by the National Center for O*Net Development