Careers, Internships & Opportunities

Careers

The Bachelor of Science in Career and Technical Education is designed to help you develop the qualifications to teach in a variety of educational settings, including public elementary and secondary schools, community colleges, training centers, workplace learning or corporate training programs, and more.

Fieldwork

All College of Education majors must complete field experiences to practice working with children, adolescents or adults in classrooms, training centers or community organizations.

Education majors will observe a professional teacher’s instructional and classroom management methods. Review the Teacher Education Field Handbook for an overview. The Office of Field Placement helps students find appropriate classroom assignments.

Field Experience & Student Teaching 

As part of your academic program, you will gain firsthand knowledge in classrooms through immersive field placements and student teaching experiences.

Field placements for teacher education students can be found with the following school districts, among others. 

  • Abington School District 
  • American Paradigm Schools
  • Colonial School District
  • Cheltenham Township School District 
  • Council Rock School District 
  • KIPP Philadelphia Schools
  • Norristown Area School District 
  • North Penn School District
  • Pennsbury School District
  • School District of Philadelphia
  • Upper Darby School District
  • Upper Dublin School District

Internships

Internships give you opportunities to get hands-on experience, refine your understanding of your coursework and make professional contacts who can assist your future career development. Internships are voluntary experiences that take place outside of the program curriculum: students do not receive credit for internships. 

Internship opportunities for undergraduate education students can be found with

Learn more about internship and community engagement opportunities for education majors.

Career Services

The College of Education offers a range of career development services to its students. You can also visit the university Career Center for support during your job or internship search. Drop in for a short visit or schedule a 30-minute coaching session to discuss components of your professional profile, including your résumé and LinkedIn presence.

You’ll also have access to

Outcomes

Career opportunities and mid-career salaries for the Career and Technical Education Major may include the following examples.

Career

Median Salary*

Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School

$57,560.00

Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School

$57,320.00

Directors, Religious Activities & Education

$38,610.00

Education Administrators, Postsecondary

$90,760.00

Educational, Guidance, School, & Vocational Counselors

$54,560.00

Middle School Teachers

$56,720.00

Secondary School Teachers

$58,030.00

Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten & Elementary School

$57,040.00

Special Education Teachers, Secondary School

$59,700.00

Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary

$50,660.00

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).