A teacher switching careers here! What are keywords, or specific careers, that a teacher can use to help navigate looking for work in the non-teaching education field?
I have 4+ years experience teaching within a K-2 classroom. I was a grade team leader for 1 of those years and currently an instructional grade team leader which means I'm in charge of the development of 2 teachers, as well as a classroom of students. I'm passionate about all things education such as: educational research, community growth, educational pedagogy, educational policy, educational advocacy, educational material/content development, educational sales, etc. I'm usually the high energy, hard working teammate or leader that likes to bring excitement and passion to the workplace. I'm very sociable and find it enjoyable to make partnerships with parents, teachers, and other stakeholders that are invested in improving education.
I believe it's time to leave the classroom and venture out into other aspects of education and beyond. With that said, I'm looking for advice on keywords, or specific careers, to help navigate the convoluted field of education that I would love to continue to explore and make an impact.
Jackie recommends the following next steps:
1. **Education Consultant**: Offer your expertise to schools, districts, or education groups on curriculum development, teaching strategies, or edtech.
2. **Educational Program Manager**: Handle the creation, execution, and assessment of educational programs and projects.
3. **Instructional Coach**: Guide and support teachers to enhance their teaching methods and student results.
4. **Educational Content Developer**: Develop educational resources, lesson plans, or digital content for educational publishers, edtech firms, or nonprofits.
5. **Educational Researcher**: Carry out research on educational practices, policies, and results for academic institutions, think tanks, or research groups.
6. **Educational Policy Analyst**: Examine education policies and their effects on schools and students, typically working for government bodies or advocacy groups.
7. **Educational Sales Representative**: Market and sell educational products, textbooks, or tech solutions to schools and districts.
8. **Nonprofit Program Manager**: Serve educational nonprofits, overseeing programs aimed at enhancing educational access, fairness, or results.
9. **Parent Engagement Coordinator**: Build relationships between schools and parents to boost student achievement and community participation.
10. **Community Outreach Specialist**: Work with schools or nonprofits to involve the community in educational projects and promote educational resources.
11. **Educational Advocate**: Stand up for educational policies, funding, and reform on behalf of students and schools.
12. **Curriculum Developer**: Craft and fine-tune curriculum resources for schools or educational groups.
13. **Education Event Planner**: Organize and manage educational conferences, workshops, and events.
14. **Education Technology Specialist**: Help schools in adopting and using technology effectively for teaching and learning.
15. **Corporate Trainer**: Move into corporate training roles, where your teaching and leadership skills can be useful in employee growth.
When looking for job openings, use these key terms and phrases in your resume, cover letter, and job search to find roles that match your interests and skills. Networking in the education and nonprofit sectors can also aid you in finding job vacancies and connecting with professionals in your desired field. Wishing you the best in your career shift!