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Elementary Education

Overview of Major
What Can I Do With This Major?
Potential Job Titles
Examples of Internship Sites & Potential Employers
Learn from Alumni
Additional Web Resources

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.


What can I do with this major?

Learn more about career options in your field by clicking below to learn about different focus areas, typical employers, and strategies to get started. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page for links to Professional Associations, industry job search tools, and resources for additional insight.

Use O*Net for additional career research and to explore the tasks and activities typical in various careers. Browsing through job postings on Handshake (and other sites) while you are still making a career decision can provide insight into the industry; taking note of required qualifications lets you know what skills and experiences to seek out during your time at Loyola.

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 Internship Sites & Potential Employers

  • 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

Learn from Alumni

Join Loyola Connect, an online networking platform just for the Loyola community, to search for alumni by major, industry, location, and more. Get advice and insight from those who have been in your shoes. You can also explore profiles of Loyola students and alumni on LinkedIn. Considering asking an alum for an Informational Interview to learn more about their career, employer, and industry trends.

Additional Web Resources