• Map Your Path to a Rewarding Career
    with an Education Degree

    With a respected history in the community, a diverse, high-quality faculty, and a commitment to meaningful student-teaching experiences, the Barbara (Hickey) O’Brien ’57 Education Department has a tremendous track record of producing world-class educators and licensed teachers at all levels. Our education graduates are among the 83% of respondents to a survey of 2015 graduates who said that they either agree or strongly agree that their academic program prepared them for employment. They also are among the 91% of 2015 graduates who reported that they are employed, enrolled in graduate school, or both.

    A bachelor’s degree in education enables you to earn a median annual salary that ranges from:

    Sample Careers

    • Day care provider
    • English as a Second Language teacher
    • Program director
    • Reading specialist
    • Special needs teacher
    • Teacher (PreK - grade 12)

    Sample Recent Employers

    • Autism Services Association
    • Bancroft School
    • Central Massachusetts Special Education Collaborative
    • Connecticut Department of Education
    • Leominster Public Schools
    • Marlboro Public Schools
    • Shrewsbury Public Schools
    • Sylvan Learning Center
    • Wachusett Regional School District
    • Worcester Public Schools
  • Matt Doiron

    Matt Doiron Testimonial Image
    Class of 2018
    History major; secondary education minor

    The most important part of Associate Professor Caroline Chiccarelli’s Diversity and Multiculturalism in the Classroom course may be requiring students to spend time serving as tutors in some of Worcester Public Schools’ AVID classrooms. WPS’ need for college students to serve as volunteer tutors in these classrooms dovetails with the Education Department’s longstanding relationship with the school system. Matt Doiron was a tutor in Vanessa Acheampong’s classroom at North High School. “I can’t sing her praises enough. She knows how to connect with her students so well, and they have so much respect for her. It’s been so wonderful to have this experience,” he says.


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