Education Opportunities and Careers
Try volunteering, interning, or working for any of the following organizations on or off campus. See Education Program advisers for additional opportunities and to explore your interests, as many do research in or are on the boards of the following organizations.
Brandeis’ service learning program with outreach in Waltham and the Greater Boston Area.
Boston Urban Teaching Fellows is a two- week immersive experience in Boston Public Schools in early January in which undergraduates from area liberal arts colleges are mentored by a Boston Teachers Residency (BTR) alumni. Interns learn about teaching in urban public schools, explore Boston and commune with peers to share their experiences.
WATCH works towards a more just community in the Waltham area by promoting affordable housing, providing adult education and leadership development, and empowering underrepresented residents through civic engagement.
Waltham Public Schools’ affiliated adult language learning program and free pre-K.
Programming and community partnerships in schools, nonprofits and other local organizations.
The Hiatt Career Center assists students and alumni in developing the skills to transform their unique backgrounds, liberal arts education and experiential learning into meaningful professional futures and relationships.
EducationJobFairs.com provides links to online job fairs.
Idealist provides information on career and graduate school fairs.
CareerEco Virtual Career Fairs hosts online fairs.
Qualified, committed undergraduates work in several cities nationwide with underserved middle school students who want to go to college.
Serving Northeast urban settings a junior-year teacher preparation for college juniors of color who want to teach in urban contexts.
Teaching hands-on, interactive science in after-school classes, summer and vacation camps and special events for grades Pre-K-6.
Citizen Schools Teaching Fellows serve as AmeriCorps members for two years in public middle schools that have added time to their school day.
Offers fellowships for secondary school (grades 7-12) teachers or teachers-in-training of US history, government, or social studies.
A one-year urban education fellowship program to teach in a charter school context.
General internships in museum education.
The School Volunteers Program for academic mentors with students in grades K-12 in Boston Public Schools and other BPS initiatives.
The School Volunteers Program for academic mentors with students in grades K-12 in Cambridge Public Schools and other CPS initiatives.
Citizen teacher volunteers for 90 minutes a week over 10 weeks turn kids into young scientists, architects, lawyers, business owners, or cooks.
Not-for-profit foundation implements programs that prepare underserved students for educational opportunities leading to college.
The Lemberg Children’s Center located on campus offers opportunities to work with children and practice much of what is discussed in the education program. Additionally, working there with children ages 2 months to 6 years can lead to receiving MA state certification for teaching young children.
The Lemberg Children’s Center has opportunities for those interested in early education health care policies, employment practices, legal compliance, and private school and nonprofit management.
Inspired by the late Brandeis Professors Gunnar and Rosemary Dybwad, global leaders in Education for All, the center has internships with students in early intervention, speech and communication disorders, sensory processing needs as well as behavioral approaches for supporting diverse educational needs. Contact Howie Baker for complete information.
A joint program with the Brandeis Environmental Studies Program, the Lemberg Children’s Center offers school-year and summer opportunities to work with children and adults in environmental education and organic gardening.
A joint program with the Brandeis Department of Psychology’s Child Development Program in which interns participate in research with young children and use the Thinking in Music curriculum for scaffolding children’s attention, mathematical abilities, storytelling and creativity. Contact Howie Baker or Teresa Von Mitchell.
Teaching Job Search
You should begin your formal job search in January, at the start of spring semester. The Teacher Education Program also provides:
- December Jobs Panel: Introduces teacher candidates to a variety of resources, tips and processes for seeking a job, interviewing and securing a first teaching position.
- Resumes and Cover Letters Workshop: Co-led by Hiatt and GSAS, program advisers help teacher candidates revise and polish resumes.
- Mock Interview Workshop: For teacher candidates to experience the fast-paced and high-stakes experience of interviewing for your first teaching position.
- 1-1 Advising: Ongoing throughout the year, upon request and often through the late spring.
- View listings below for teaching organizations.
Free Internet job-search service for teachers seeking jobs in New England and nationwide.
A resource to be consulted several times a week. Job postings, job fairs and more in field of K-12 education. Interested in other major U.S. cities? Check their online newspapers for similar sites.
Find information and links to careers in charter public schools in the commonwealth.
Consortium of eastern Massachusetts public school systems whose mission is to locate outstanding candidates of color for teaching, administrative, and support positions in member schools.
Select the “Employment” link.
The largest school system in the United States.
Job listings for District of Columbia, Virginia and Maryland.
Search for jobs and for job fairs.
Partnerships to Uplift Communities (PUC) Schools are non-profit charter schools working to improve college entrance and graduation rates for underserved students in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley.
Placement service for teachers and administrators interested in California independent, private and charter schools.
Educational recruitment firm for teachers and administrators interested in private, independent schools nationwide.
National resource organization assisting schools and organizations in recruitment of diverse teachers. Job postings and career fairs around the country and online.
Select the “Job Seekers” link.
An online Clearinghouse for Jewish Communal Jobs, including teaching in Jewish Day Schools. Search by job group, type of organization, or state. International jobs, too.
Search for jobs, state-certification information, job fairs and other education-related events.
A recommended site for teaching jobs and job-related information.
K12jobspot.com provides job search by states and by type of job.
A free resource for those interested in entering K-12 teaching. Candidates can search for jobs throughout the United States, post their profiles and resumes for member school districts to review and utilize TN’s teacher tools. All services are available to teaching candidates free of charge.
Education Week’s online career community with education job postings as well as teacher certification and salary information for the 50 states.
Indeed.com culls job postings from a wide range of sources for all 50 states and DC.
Contacts for elementary and secondary school teaching positions with US government and other international schools (PDF).
Search educational employment opportunities throughout North America and abroad.
Recruiting fairs for teaching abroad