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Career Opportunities

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.

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This program is designed to prepare graduates to:

  1. Understand the role of educators as scholars and leaders.
  2. Effectively converse across all disciplines related to K-12 teaching and learning.
  3. Demonstrate competency and critical thinking in addressing the needs of children and youth effectively and respectfully.

Career Opportunities

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.
  • Special education teacher
  • 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.