Loyola University Maryland

The Career Center

Elementary Education

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Overview of major
Potential job titles 
Examples of internships
Possible career fields
Possible work settings
Important skills and abilities
Sample web resources
Print resources
Sample graduate programs pursued by Elementary Education majors
Where they got hired: Elementary Education, Class of 2014  

Overview of major

Through field experiences and service-learning courses, education majors obtain experience working with diverse children in urban & suburban school settings. Majors are placed in a school setting every semester. The program satisfies course requirements for certification in Maryland with possible reciprocity in all 50 states.


Potential job titles

  • Teacher (Substitute)
  • Student Coordinator
  • College Advisor
  • Paraprofessional
  • Service Leader
  • Admissions Counselor
  • Instructive Assistant
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Special Events Associate
  • Paraeducator
  • Curriculum Developer
  • English as a Second Language Instructor
  • Reading Specialist Assistant
  • Coach
  • Youth Education Series Program
  • Daycare Classroom Leader Facilitator

Examples of internships

  • Anne Arundel Public Schools
  • Camp Airy & Camp Louise
  • Baltimore County/City Public Schools
  • Associated Catholic Charities
  • Howard County Public Schools
  • Delaware Investments
  • Villa Maria
  • The Shakespeare Project
  • The Forbush School, Sheppard Pratt
  • National Aquarium, Baltimore
  • Schools for the Deaf or Blind
  • The Baltimore Zoo
  • Head Start Programs
  • ESF Summer Camp
  • Maryland Science Center
  • Archdiocese of Baltimore Schools

Possible career fields


  • teaching
  • administration
  • special services (guidance counseling)
  • school psychology & social work
  • library/information services
  • curriculum supervision
  • occupational & physical therapy

Higher Education

  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Administration
  • Student affairs
  • Information/library services

Adult and Continuing Education

  • In-service education
  • Staff & professional development
  • Leisure-oriented education
  • GED preparation
  • Literacy development
  • English as a second language

Business and Industry

  • Training and development
  • Human resources
  • Sales
  • Consulting
  • Customer service
  • Publishing and technical writing


  • Administration
  • Planning
  • Evaluation
  • Management
  • Teaching
  • Research & writing
  • Social work


  • Teaching or training
  • Programming
  • Public relations
  • Administration
  • Fundraising

Possible work settings

  • Elementary, middle, high schools
  • Daycare centers
  • Camps
  • Boards of education
  • Colleges & universities
  • Technical schools
  • Community organizations
  • Correctional institutions
  • Hospitals
  • Group & nursing homes
  • Vocation services
  • Museums
  • Publishers
  • Consulting firms
  • Marketing companies
  • Staffing agencies
  • Test prep companies
  • Local, state & federal government
  • Scouts
  • Non-profits
  • United way
  • Adoption agencies
  • Rec centers

Important skills and abilities

  • Communication & interpersonal
  • Leadership
  • Public speaking
  • Teaching & instructing
  • Creativity
  • Computer
  • Motivational
  • Work well under pressure
  • Problem solving
  • Decision making
  • Planning
  • Organized & detailed
  • Deadline oriented

Sample web resources

Print resources

(All available in the Career Resource Library in The Career Center)

  • Careers in Education (ED Category)
  • Careers in Child Care (ED Category
  • Inside Secrets of Finding a Teaching Job (ED Category)
  • Teaching English Abroad (INT Category)
  • Non-Profits & Education Job Finder (NP Section)
  • Career Alternatives for Teachers (ED Section)
  • Career for Caring People (CP Section)
  • How to Write a Winning Personal Statement for Graduate and Professional School (Grad Section)
  • Graduate Programs: Business, Education, Health, Information Studies, Law & Social Work (Grad Section)

Sample graduate programs pursued by Elementary Education majors

  • MEd, Special Education
  • MA, Education
  • MA/MEd, Reading Specialist
  • MEd, Curriculum & Instruction
  • MA, School Counseling
  • MEd, Adult Education
  • MA, College Student Development
  • MS in Education, Literacy Instruction
  • Doctor of Education, Educational Leadership

Where they got hired: Elementary Education, Class of 2014

The Career Center at Loyola University Maryland conducts an annual follow-up survey with new Loyola graduates between six and nine months after Commencement to paint a comprehensive picture of the professional paths each class has chosen. Nearly 89 percent of the Class of 2014 responded to the survey.

Here's a snapshot of where our 2014 elementary education majors were hired or went on to graduate school:


Baltimore City Public Schools - Teacher (2)
Baltimore County Public Schools - Teacher (3)
Baltimore County Public Schools, Teach for America - Elementary School Teacher
Battlegrove Elementary School, Baltimore County Public Schools - Teacher
Beauvoir, The National Cathedral Elementary School - Early Learning Center Teacher
Delaware Technical Community College - Adjunct Math Professor
Edgemere Elementary School, Baltimore County Public Schools - Teacher
Forbush School, Sheppard Pratt - Educational Assistant
Fullerton Elementary School, Baltimore County Public Schools - Teacher
Gilmore Elementary School, Baltimore City Public Schools - Elementary School teacher
Haworth Public School - Instructional Assistant
Independent School - Teacher
Johnnycake Elementary School, Baltimore County Public Schools - Teacher
Millis Public Schools - Teacher 
Mission Grammar School, Archdiocese of Boston, Urban Catholic Teacher Corps - Teacher
Montgomery County Public Schools - Fifth Grade Teacher
Morris School District - Paraprofessional
Orchard Gove Elementary School, Frederick County Public Schools - Teacher
Pleasant Plains Elementary, Baltimore County Public Schools - Third Grade Teacher
Solley Elementary School, Anne Arundel County Public Schools - Teacher
St. Elizabeth School - Classroom Assistant, One-on-One Aide, Program Assistant
Upper Merion Area School District - Instructional Assistant
Wayland Public Schools - Teaching Assistant/Building Substitute
William Paca Elementary, Baltimore City Public Schools - Teacher
Wissahickon Charter School - Assistant Teacher
Woodholme Elementary School, Baltimore City Public Schools - Teacher

Graduate/Professional Schools

Boston College - M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, Special Education: Moderate Needs
Loyola University Maryland - M.Ed., Special Education (7)
St. John's University - Advanced Certificate in Literacy
Wilmington University - Teacher of Reading

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