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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 2013  

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 Contiuing Education

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

Business and Industry

  • Training and devlopment
  • 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
  • Fundrasing

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
  • Pubishers
  • 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 2013

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 85 percent of the Class of 2013 responded to the survey.

Here's a snapshot of where our 2013 elementary education majors were hired or went on to graduate school:


Baltimore County Public Schools - teacher
Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women - 6th grade science teacher
Brearley School, The - teacher assistant
Catonsville Elementary School - grade 1 long-term sub
Charleston County School District - teacher
Cornelia Connelly Center - teacher
Elmwood Elementary School - 5th grade teacher
Frederick County Parochial School - classroom teacher
Gardenhouse School - teacher assistant
Halstead Academy - 5th grade teacher
Howard County Library - children's librarian
International Community School of Addis Ababa - middle school humanities teacher
Jesuit Volunteer Corps - volunteer
Lakeland Elementary/Middle School - teacher
Loyola University Maryland, Office of Undergraduate Admission - undergraduate admission counselor
Margaret Brent Elementary/Middle School - 4th grade teacher
Montgomery County Public Schools - 3rd grade teacher
Scholastic Charter School - assistant teacher
Stevens Cooperative School - teacher
Trident Academy - LEAD teacher - OUTREACH faculty - special education assistant teacher
Victory Villa Elementary School - 5th grade mathematics teacher
Wolfe Street Academy, The - classroom teacher

Graduate/Professional Schools

Adelphi University - M.S., Special Education
Fordham University - M.S., Education - School Counseling
Loyola University Maryland - M.Ed., Special Education
Manhattanville College - Master in Special Education and Literacy
Pace University - Special Education

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