A degree in education from Furman can prepare you for a wide range of careers as an educator, both inside and outside the traditional school setting.

Here are a few possible career options for undergraduate and graduate students completing Furman’s programs:

  • Elementary school teacher working with children in second through sixth grades. With a graduate degree from Furman, enjoy teaching children from prekindergarten through third grade.
  •  Foreign language teacher (French and Spanish) in any grade from prekindergarten through 12th grade.
  •  High school teacher in a specific subject such as biology, chemistry, English, mathematics, physics, or social studies.
  •  Music teacher, leading choral and instrumental classes from prekindergarten through 12th grade.
  •  English teacher to speakers of another language, possibly in a foreign country.
  •  Special education teacher for children with learning disabilities or emotional/behavioral disorders.
  •  Instructional coach, literacy coach, or literacy specialist in a local school district.
  •  Teacher helping to educate children in a developing nation through an international development program.
  •  School principal, assistant principal, or district-level administrator.
  •  Superintendent of a school district.
  •  Educator for a corporation or non-profit organization.

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Undergraduate Evening Studies provides adults the opportunity to receive an education from one of the premier liberal arts universities in the nation.

Whether you are starting or continuing your education, or have been away from the classroom for a few months or several years, our program provides many services to assist you with accomplishing your educational and professional goals.

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Our graduate studies program is designed for the professional educator.

We know the challenges teachers and administrators face every day, and we are committed to helping you become a leader within your school system or district.

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