Higher Education

Higher education, also known as postsecondary education, refers to education beyond the high school level. Individuals interested in pursuing a career in higher education may, depending on the level of education they have completed, work as college or university faculty members, adult education teachers, graduate teaching assistants, professors or college or university administrators.

If you think you have what it takes to work as a higher education teacher, consider earning your online degree in secondary education to advance your career goals.

The level of education required to work in higher education depends greatly on the position. All positions require at least a bachelor’s degree. Most two-year colleges require teachers to have a master’s degree, and most four-year colleges or universities require teachers to have a doctoral degree.

Individuals interested in the positions of professor, department chairperson or dean must have a doctoral degree. Before becoming professors, however, individuals must spend five to six years as an associate or assistant professor, after which they can be considered for tenure status.

Higher Education Career Opportunities

A number of opportunities are available for those interested in a career in higher education. A few of the most popular are listed below.

  • Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Graduate teaching assistants help faculty and department chairs by preparing lectures and exams, grading papers, administering exams, advising students during office hours, supervising discussion or study groups, and supervising lab sessions.

  • Applied Studies

    Now you can apply the practical applications of academic material to real workplace situations, developing leadership and technology skills.

  • Teacher Certification

    Combining instruction and practical experience, a teacher certification program is just what you need to achieve your dream.

  • College Teaching

    You loved your years in college and always dreamed of teaching at the university level. Becoming a subject expert has always been your thing. If this sounds like you, extend your passion with a degree in college teaching.

  • Community College Executive Leadership

    You’re currently a community college administrator but you’d love to take on more responsibility. You love helping students succeed and are also ready to take the next step up in your career. If this sounds like you, community college executive leadership might be right up your alley.

  • Continuing Teacher Education

    Whether you’re seeking licensure, recertification or even an increase in salary, continuing teacher education programs provide a variety of courses for current educators. The online format allows you to continue teaching and add to your educational portfolio at the same time.

  • Counselor Education and Supervision

    You love working with all types of people, helping them achieve success and overcome difficulties they may face. You have good interpersonal skills and want to pass your counseling skills down to others who share your passion for supporting those who need it. If you are ready to take your counseling career to the next level, we have the perfect post-graduate field of study for you.

  • Education in Higher and Postsecondary Education

    You are a natural leader who has a passion for the academic realm. You love hanging out on college campuses, mixing with the students and faculty from all walks of life. If this sounds like you, we have a field of study that might be the perfect fit for you.

  • Training and Performance Improvement

    The only asset that a company has that can’t be duplicated by other companies is its talent. While technologies and tools can be mimicked, the human resources in any company are unique. This is why it is essential to train people, track their performance and slowly form these individuals into a single, unified team.



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