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Careers for Adolescent (High School) Education MA Program Graduates

Our adolescent education programs have special characteristics that will make you a valuable addition to prospective employers:

  • Extensive knowledge in a particular subject area.
  • Knowledge of educational theory, teaching strategies, developmental theories, and techniques of discipline.
  • Ability to hold the attention of a group of students.
  • Capability to integrate technology into the classroom.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and instructional skills.
  • Advanced organizational, conflict resolution, and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently.

Common job titles

  • Career and technical education teacher
  • High school education administrator
  • High school teacher
  • Instructional coordinator
  • Librarian
  • School and career counselor
  • Special education teacher
  • Teacher assistant

Job outlook data

High school teachers held around 962,000 jobs in 2014, the last year for which data are available. Employment of high school teachers is projected to grow 6 percent from 2014 to 2024.

While employment growth will vary by region (opportunities will be greater in rural and urban school districts), overall growth will be influenced by larger class sizes and school enrollment rate. From 2014 to 2024, the average classroom size is expected to increase, meaning that each teacher is responsible for more students. Because a significant number of older teachers will reach retirement age over the next decade, new teachers will have access to many job openings.

Where can I work with this major?

Employers of Adolescent (High School) Education degree holders include:

  • Public, magnet, charter and private schools


» Get information about Adelphi’s Adolescent (High School) Education MA Degree Program

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Elementary, Middle, and High School Principals.

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