Websites for the College of Education

The following sites include information about topics or careers in various areas of the field of education.   Additional sites listed may provide related career development or salary survey information.

* Sites that post or link to actual job listings are designated with a star.

NOTE:   We strongly recommend that you preview websites in all categories since many of the websites listed could apply to students in more than one major.  You will want to explore the websites listed for the College of Education as well as websites listed for some of the other colleges and schools.


Higher Education:    Funding Sources
  Higher Education - General    International Job Resources
  Higher Education - Student Affairs    Internship/Volunteer Experience
   Job Fairs & Events
K-12:    National Job Resources
  Career Alternatives for Teachers    Private School Job Resources
  Career Information & Education News    Regional Job Resources
  Certification/Credentials    South Carolina Resources

CAREER INFORMATION & EDUCATION NEWS

Best of the Web - Education Internet Resources
Use this web site to research education and related reference sites.

EducationDegrees.org
A team of teachers from different specialties provide "honest advice about the benefits and the challenges of teaching, paths to a teaching career, as well as general information on degree programs".

Education Week
The goal of this site is to provide information to people interested in education reform, schools, and the policies that guide them. There are job listings, news articles, and links to other websites.

Education News.Org
Read hourly updated education related news - recent research findings, scholarships and awards, technological innovations, events, etc.

K12Academics
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The site has detailed information for various topics in education - Alternative Education, Education Assessment & Evaluation, Education Environment, Issues in Education, Educational Philosophy, Educational Psychology, Education Reform, Pedagogy, teacher Salary Statistics, Job Tips, Training Certification and much more."  In the fall, there will also be a National Job Directory (almost every public and private school district in the US will be listed).

* National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME)
This web site will benefit those interested in assessment, evaluation, testing and other aspects of educational measurement.  

National Education Association
America's oldest and largest organization committed to advancing the cause of public education.  You can also elect the opportunities button to learn of graduate assistant, internship and professional positions available.

National Center for Education Statistics
Located within the US Department of Education, this is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

Beginning Teachers Page
Very neat site!!! There are numerous resources to assist beginning teachers in their first few years in the field.

Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE)
This site has "information, research, and resources to help prepare young people and adults for postsecondary education, successful careers, and productive lives.".

* PE Central  
This site provides the latest information about developmentally appropriate physical education programs for children and youth.  As well, it lists PE teacher and athletic trainer jobs for K-16,corporate and summer opportunities.

Potential Interview Questions (Teacher candidates)  
Borrowed from our colleagues at DePaul University, this web page provides sample interview questions specific to education.

PRAXIS  
Get information on the different PRAXIS tests, study guides and test taking tips.

PRAXIS Online Course/Test Review
 This web site includes multiple free modules for Praxis

Survival Guide for New Teachers
This site has an amazing Table of Contents of issues related to how new teachers can work effectively with veteran teachers, parents, principals, and teacher educators.  Sponsored by the US Government (current 2003).  The University of Kentucky has an updated certification link at http://www.uky.edu/Education/TEP/usacert.html.

US Department of Education
Get the most updated information on federal educational information, funding, and requirements. There are also links to frequently requested information.

U.S. News and World Report
Click on links to search listings for "best" high schools, colleges and graduate schools.

Careers in Vocational Rehabilitation
Students can use these resources to learn about the multitude of careers in Vocational Rehabilitation.  As well, students can search by state to see which agencies typically hire this specialty as well as programs that prepare students for entry-level jobs.

What to Expect Your First Year of Teaching
Read words of wisdom from recent first year teachers - September 1998.

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CERTIFICATION/CREDENTIALS

American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence (ABC)
The Center for Credentialing & Education is non-profit organization funded by the US Department of Education to recruit and certify more teachers. Their teacher certification program, Passport to Teaching, has been approved as a new route to teacher certification in South Carolina. It is a great option for students from all majors who might still be unsure about their career options.

Center for Credentialing & Education (CCE)
The Center for Credentialing & Education is a corporate affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). In addition to the services it offers to educational institutions, it also offers services directly to counselors including i-counseling, study course materials, and credentialing (Global Career Development Facilitator, Approved Clinical Supervisor, and Distance Credentialed Counselor). 

Certification Map
According to this web site, "Certification map is a simple guide to receiving teacher certification and clarifies the steps needed to become a teacher in your state."

Education Degree
This is a directory on the web of nationally accredited teacher education programs.  It lets people search more than 20,000 graduate and undergraduate programs, from more than 1,400 schools across the US, including over 800 Alternative Teacher Certification programs (a more complete listing than any other site).  And there's no charge (or registration required) to use it.

Education World
Students can link to all 50 states for certification information contacts.

National Center for Alternative Certification
Since 2003 this site has served as a "one stop" clearinghouse of alternative-route information for prospective teachers.  It provides easy access to detailed information and a searchable database.  It also has a phone number for a toll-free call center for questions related to alternative certification.

South Carolina Educator Certification
Click on the green certification button and then use the links in the blue box on the right side of the page to learn about the initial steps to certification as well as access a copy of the certification manual.

South Carolina Program for Alternative Certification for Educators (PACE)
PACE is established for individuals with a bachelor's degree in a critical needs subject area, two years of related work experience, and who are considering making a career change.

Teacher Certification by State
Students can learn from this document what each state's requirements are for initial teacher certification or licensure.

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FUNDING SOURCES

Knowles Science Teaching Foundation
Dedicated to enhancing the quantity of high school science and mathematics teachers in the United States, this foundation provides $125,000 scholarships to be used over the course of five years by the recipients.  During the summers, Teaching Fellows (9-14 awarded annually), have opportunities to engage in professional development activities that will enhance their ability to teach science and mathematics.

HIGHER EDUCATION - GENERAL

Academic360.com
Academic360.com is a meta-collection of Internet resources that have been gathered for the academic job hunter. It includes links to faculty, staff, and administrative announcements and is not restricted to teaching positions.

* Academic Careers Online
Discover full & part-time, visiting, assistantship, and practical experience teaching, research, and administrative opportunities in the USA, Europe, Asia or anywhere else in the world.  Search job openings by school type, job title, or location without registering.  Submit your resume for review by prospective employers as well as receive e-mail notifications when jobs matching your criteria are submitted (requires registration).

Academic Job Application Checklist
This site, maintained by a professor at the University of Maryland provides excellent information on job searching in academia.  The link to interview questions is especially helpful!

* American Association of Community Colleges
In the job bank, candidates can search for jobs and post their resume.

American Educational Research Association
This organization aims to improve the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and evaluation.  Click on the employment link to see job postings in higher education research in a variety of disciplines. 

Adjunct Nation
This site provides resources for part-time and temporary college faculty.  See “JOBS” for six employment-related services, including resume posting.

Association of Higher Education and Disability
This is a multicultural, international organization of professionals committed to full participation in Higher Education for persons with disabilities. You can find local conferences, training, and publications on this site.

Braintrack
A clearinghouse for information on higher education with links to universities nationally and internationally.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
This is a premiere source of news, information, and jobs for college and university members and administrators as well as for positions outside of academe.  There are some career-building tools such as online CVs, salary databases and more.  [Should you be prompted for a username/password, USC students can log in free from Thomas Cooper Library's online journals at http://www.sc.edu/library/er/er_alphabrowse.php?code=C]

Higher Education Jobs
This website serves as a clearinghouse of available job opportunities. Visitors to the site can begin by searching the new job listings by date, location, institution, or title. Visitors may also post their resume or vita so that employers seeking out new employees will have access to this information.

Higher Education Research Hub
The goal of this evolving website is to provide a comprehensive collection of information resources in the field of higher education throughout the world.

Inside Higher Ed
Founded in 2004 by three higher education journalism and recruitment executives, first-time visitors should consider signing up to receive the electronic updates, or just browsing through some of the latest news stories. The site also has a good job posting area.

* Insight Into Diversity
Learn of  institutions, organizations and companies who make extra effort to reach qualified candidates within all segments of our society, with special effort to notify members of Federally mandated groups that the position openings exist. Employers are listed alphabetically, by state, and by the type of position in the Directory.  Lists job opportunities available in academia (administrative and faculty).

Research Network
By selecting 'academic' in the categories tab, students can see higher education staff and faculty positions throughout the world.

Society for Research Administrators International
This professional association is dedicated to the education and professional development of research administrators.  Click on the Job Listings button to learn about opportunities pertaining to research and related functions.

Post-docs.com
Lots of great job postings for postdocs.

Re-envisioning Project Resources
This site, sponsored by the Pew Charitable Trusts, is home to the Re-envisioning the Ph.D. project, which is tasked with investigating change in doctoral education, in particular, helping to expand the career choices available to Ph.D. students. Click on “re-envisioning project resources” for career resources including information on writing a curriculum vita, links to job posting sites for Ph.D.s and details on a Ph.D. virtual career fair.

RWM Vocational Schools Database
This site will be helpful for job seekers looking for careers and education in vocational trades in South Carolina and elsewhere.

Unions
The National Education Association (NEA) collects data on faculty and staff unions.  

University Job Bank
Search for faculty positions, postdoctoral positions, staff / administrative, jobs for students, executive positions, and jobs outside academia.  You may also post your resume and use job notification agents to get matching jobs by email.

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HIGHER EDUCATION - STUDENT AFFAIRS

American Association of Collegiate Registrar's and Admissions Officers
The AACRAO is a non-profit voluntary, professional association whose mission is to provide professional development, guidelines, and voluntary standards to be used by Higher Education officials.  There is a resource center and information on the state and regional level.

American College Personnel Association
Serves all levels of Higher Education and Student Affairs professionals through educational and professional programs, publications, and networking. Includes links to job searches and internship opportunities.

Association of Colleges and University Housing Officer's International
An association for those interested in the direction of housing throughout the college and university setting. There are resources, conference information, internship opportunities, and job searches.

Nace.Jobwire
National Association of Colleges and Employers is an organization that promotes communication between college career professionals and HR professionals to 'facilitate the employment of the college educated."  Jobweb publishes employment opportunities in higher education, but primarily career services opportunities.  Students can access postings free, but have to create a candidate registration first.

National Academic Advising Association
NACADA provides a forum for discussion, debate, and the exchange of ideas pertaining to academic advising through numerous activities and publications.  In addition, it maintains a listing of available positions related to advising as submitted by institutions.

National Association of Student Affairs Administrators
NASPA is the leading voice for student affairs administration, policy and practice and affirms the commitment of student affairs to educating the whole student and integrating student life and learning.

National Association for College Admissions Counseling
This is the premiere site for job listings in college admission. 

National Orientation Directors Association
This site if full of information for those interested in orientation as a future career. The site has job listings, and information on internships, publications, and conferences.

StudentAffairs.com
Search hundreds of student affairs job postings by over 385 institutions of higher education.

Student Affairs Careers
College student affairs professionals provide services and develop programs that affect all aspects of students' lives inside and outside the classroom.  This web site from the University of South Carolina Residence Education Office provides helpful links for students to both learn more about and prepare for a career in this field.

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INTERNATIONAL JOB RESOURCES

Center for International Education
Link to a resource list of international internship, volunteer, and scholarship opportunities, divided by areas of interest - interning, researching, studying, teaching, volunteering, working and participating in summer programs. There are also links to college and university, corporate, and non-profit sites.

Council of International Schools
This non-for-profit association strives to improve international education while also assisting teacher candidates with securing positions internationally.  Additionally, four Teacher Recruitment fairs are held annually:  two in London and two in North America (typically Fairfax. VA and Seattle, WA).

eslbase
A site for English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers and employers to learn about jobs, courses and resources.

The International Educator
A subscription-based site with access to job listings, resume bank, international message board, articles, and information about upcoming recruiting fairs nationwide.

International Schools Service
The most prominent site in the U.S. for teachers who wish to work in international schools.

Iteachnet
Nice collection of resources for international teachers with a good collection of links to the homepages of international schools.

Teach Abroad:  Search Associates
This is an organization that places teachers, administrators, and interns in international schools throughout the world.  NOTE: This site charges a fee for processing application materials.

Teaching Jobs Overseas
Includes a wealth of useful information and advice for students interested in teaching abroad.  NOTE: This site charges a fee to access job listings.

U.S. Department of State Resources
The U.S. Department of State maintains links to American sponsored international schools and the Department of Defense school system.

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INTERNSHIP/VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Academics Plus, Inc.

This business is a state-approved supplemental educational service provider focusing on helping students do better in school through tutoring and testing.  They are fee-based, but federal funds ensure that instruction is free for students who qualify.  They operate after-school programs in NC, SC, and VA.

Non-Profit Job Listings & Employer Information

Village Academies
This is an institution of learning where teaching excellence is the most important attribute.  Minimally, one must have two years for prior teaching experience (does not indicate one has to be certified) to be considered.

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CAREER ALTERNATIVES FOR TEACHERS

Alternative Career Paths for Professional Educators
This is a link to career options outside of K-12 education for which teaching skills developed in the classroom would be an asset.

Career Alternatives for K-12 Educators  
If you have just graduated with an education degree and are unsure if teaching is for you or if you are a professional teacher considering a change, these resources will provide you with listings of transferable skills and alternative careers and work environments.

Non-Profit Job Listings & Employer Information
This is linked to the Career Center's web resources promoting organization and individual listings which may be of interest to people who wish to teach/train/serve.

Sellout
What's it like working outside academe? How should you prepare? This site explores these questions and more. Sellout is produced by Mark Johnson, an English literature PhD who works in the software industry.

What Can I Do With a Major in Education?
This is a link to careers, employers and skills education majors would find helpful.

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JOB FAIRS & EVENTS
This link will contain individual school/district recruitment events as well as info. about candidate searches and professional development opportunities.

Job Fairs
This site lists job fairs by state or consortium.

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NATIONAL JOB RESOURCES

* ABCTeachingJobs
ABC Teaching Jobs is a classified network of teacher job and resume postings. K-12 schools can find qualified teachers and job seeking educators can find teaching positions in education. ABC Teaching Jobs is a no cost service for all job seeking K-12 teachers and administrators.

Academic Employment Network
The Academic Employment Network (AEN) lists available positions in colleges, primary and secondary educational institutions for faculty, staff and administrative professionals. There are also links to other applicable resources.

* Agent K-12 Recruitment Services
Job seekers can create a resume and apply for jobs all around the country - free!  There are also regular chats with employment professionals, resume advice and access to relevant articles and resources.

All Kinds of Minds
All Kinds of Minds is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that provides exciting job opportunities with competitive salaries and excellent benefits.

American School Directory
Read more than 70,000 schools' descriptions, and link to local interests and pictures. Artwork, calendars, menus and notes from students, parents and alumni from the schools is also shown.

American Education Network
Job seekers are able to search for teaching and support positions from among thousands of employment opportunities.  They can also, for free, post their resumes and other job search documents.  Further, students can use the site to obtain information about state certification, salaries, and job fairs.

Council for Exceptional Children Job Bank
Link to an online searchable listing of job vacancies in all areas of special education, including private schools, public schools, and higher education.

Education Jobs Page
Search for jobs by location, position type, salary, key word and more!

* Education Jobs Search
Prospective teachers can search my grade level, subject area and state.  In addition, you can set up job alerts and review a list of saved jobs. 

Education Week
A national weekly newspaper devoted to K-12 education.  Search for jobs by location or key word.

Education World
Allows you to search teaching jobs by state, subject or grade level.

GreatTeacher
Established in 1999 as a resource for students and educators, it is a platform to disseminate information and provide free services to the education community.  Search for jobs by location or key word.

Job Hunt
Amazing site with a long list of links to job posting sites. Under "Academia," be sure to click on "Job Listings in Academia."

Human Kinetics
Job listings and information in categories such as Athletic Trainer, Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist, Fitness Instructor, Health Promotion Jobs, Kinesiotherapist, Personal Trainer, Sports Nutritionist, Sports Physical Therapist, Strength and Conditioning Specialist or Coach, Therapeutic Recreation Specialist and more.

Jobpostings
Entry-Level Jobs and Career Information for Students and Recent Graduates. Under the 'Who's Recruiting' section, click on 'teaching' for opportunities nationally and internationally.

K-12jobs.com
Lists job opportunities available at kindergarten, elementary schools, junior high, high schools and vocational schools.

National Clearinghouse for Professions in Special Education
This is an amazing web site that educates and supports folks interested in Special Education.  It also serves as a national, state and local initiatives for special education teacher recruitment and retention.

National Council of Teachers of English
The NCTE is devoted to "improving the teaching and learning of English and the language arts at all levels of education".

National Education Employment Network-Teachers at Work
This is an electronic employment service designed to match the professional staffing needs of schools with teacher applicants who can fill those positions. This nationwide, online database provides an efficient and economical way to overcome the geographical limitations of recruitment and reach the most desirable teaching candidates.

National Public School and School District Locator
This School/District Locator will enable you to find the correct name, address, telephone number, NCES ID number, urbanicity (rural, large city, etc.), and other student and teacher information for public schools or school districts.

Online Job Postings at JobMate
"Self-register" with Job Mate and access jobs posted with the USC Career Center as well as other positions throughout the country.

Public School Review
This directory lets you find free, detailed profiles of public schools and their surrounding communities. Use the table to browse schools in each state. You can also use the different forms below to find nearby schools, view school agency rankings, or find the most expensive towns/counties!

Real Educators Online
This community environment combines a job board with professional networking.  The service allows employers to interact with candidates directly from the job board using instant messaging, email, and online interviews.  Candidates will be able to use the site to network with other educators who share their interests, create video resumes, and participate in groups and forums.

School Spring
This aggregator searches a variety of sources to allow job searchers access to full- and part-time positions in classified and support roles.

Education Resource Organizations Directory
This site is a link to all State Education Agencies.

Tazsport
Tazsport is dedicated to matching high school and college coaching jobs with coaches in all fifty states.  This site lists not only job openings but also valuable coaching resources

Teach for America
This national program places college graduates (in all disciplines) in urban and rural public schools for two-year teaching stints.

Teacher Advancement Program
The Milken Family Foundation created the Teacher Advancement Program (TAP), a bold new strategy to attract, retain, develop and motivate talented people to the teaching profession by making it more attractive and rewarding to be a teacher. TAP provides the opportunity for good teachers to earn higher salaries and advance professionally, just as in other careers, without leaving the classroom.

* Teacher Support Network
Teachers Support Network (TSN) offers a comprehensive solution to K-12 teachers looking for employment. In addition to searching for jobs from school districts nationwide, both new and experienced teachers will find a wealth of useful information, including job-hunting advice, teacher tools, and timely articles and comment. Click on "Teaching Candidates Register' button and complete brief registration page.  No fee for teacher candidates!

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PRIVATE SCHOOL JOB LISTINGS

Boarding Schools
Link to schools’ websites, both nationally and internationally. There are also links to other related resources, including job listings

Boarding School Review
Prospective teachers can use this directory to identify schools by geography, gender. religion, military, or junior status.

Carney, Sandoe & Associates
Research, search, and consulting services for independent schools since 1977. There are recruitment and placement services that you may use online. Carney, Sandoe & Associates have 1000 schools registered in 46 states and 16 countries.

Education Seek
This a comprehensive listing of private schools - both college prep boarding schools as well as residential schools for troubled teens.  There are also related articles linked from this site.

Independent School Management (Private School Jobs)
View listings for independent and private schools as well as take advantage of job seeker resources specific to private education.

International Boys' Schools Coalition (IBSC)
This association is comprised of independent, parochial, and public schools dedicated to the education and development of boys.  Click on the Career Center button at the top of the page to view listings of IBSC member schools.

*National Association of Independent Schools
Job bank allows you to search based upon different parameters.

National Coalition of Girls' Schools
A leading advocate for girls' education, this association serves it's member schools to prepare young women to be visionaries and leaders.  Click on the Jobs button in the header to view listings of opportunities in US Girls, Boarding, Day, Public, and International schools.

Private School Review
This is the first and only site to offer free, detailed information on US private schools combined with useful community data (e.g., housing costs) and maps of the surrounding areas.  It could be helpful for you to research potential employers.

Private Schools
Use this web page to search for the best private schools including boarding schools, junior boarding schools, military schools, day schools, special needs and therapeutic schools..

Southern Teachers Agency
Since 1902, STA has found jobs in public and private schools for thousands of teachers.  It is the only FREE placement service in the U.S. that works with teachers in both public and private schools and it accepts applications from both certified and non-certified teacher candidates. For a list of their current open positions, click here.

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REGIONAL JOB RESOURCES

Alabama:

Alabama Vacancies
This includes a national database that identifies education positions in Alabama, another that posts special education positions, a third with other teacher vacancy links and a last one which includes Alabama school systems that post their vacancies.

Florida:

Teach in Florida
The official teacher recruitment website for Florida's public schools. This is the most comprehensive list of teaching, administrative, and service personnel positions available across the state. Search for job fairs and look through job searching resources.

Georgia:

TeachGeorgia
The official teacher recruitment web site for Georgia's public schools. With 1060 active jobs, TeachGeorgia has the most comprehensive list of teaching, administrative, and service personnel positions available across the state.

Maine:

Maine.info
This is an index of teacher related web sites including the Maine Department of Education, Teacher Certification Requirements, and Critical Job Vacancies.

Mississippi:

Mississippi Public Schools
This is a comprehensive list of teacher placement services, statewide vacancies, and links to school district personnel.

New Jersey:

New Jersey Hire
This is a comprehensive list of teacher placement services, statewide vacancies, and links to school district personnel.

New York:

New York State Education Department
Links to job banks in the state of New York.

North Carolina:

North Carolina Public Schools Infoweb
Links to public school vacancies, salary schedules, licensure information, and more in the state of North Carolina.

Tennessee:

Tennessee Department of Education
Links to PreK-12 public school vacancies in the state of Tennessee.

Vermont:

Vermont.Info
Links to job openings by county.

Virginia:

Virginia Department of Education
Links to job opportunities in Virginia schools, as well as teacher education, certification, & licensure requirements.

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SOUTH CAROLINA JOB RESOURCES

Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention, and Advancement
The CERRA Teacher Job Bank allows schools and districts to locate job candidates and advertise openings to teachers looking for positions in schools throughout South Carolina.   Outlook for 2010-2011:  http://www.gsabusiness.com/news/37417-teaching-positions-continue-to-decline

Directory of SC Schools by District
Students can link to individual school districts to learn about career opportunities.

South Carolina Education Oversight Committee
This web site allows interested individuals to look at schools using various sorting criteria related to school report cards.

SC School Report Cards
The information on this site will help candidates compare districts across South Carolina on such issues as student and teacher demographics, test scores, graduation rates, and average salary. 

SC Salary Survey
Select positions (24) are compared by salary ranges, frequencies, and average salaries; variables include student counts, length of contract, educational level, and total years of experience.

South Carolina Student Loan Program
Students can learn about eligibility and loan forgiveness options at this site.

SC Teacher Salaries by County

Teachers-Teachers.com
Free job search service for teachers and related service personnel to apply to school systems within South Carolina and across the country.  As part of a state-wide recruitment initiative the Department of Education provides all South Carolina school systems with a membership to this service.

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