Why Pursue a Career in Education?
A career in education offers the reward of making a positive impression on the lives of many children and providing them with an adult role model. The increased number of children attending P-12 schools combined with the growing number of expected teacher retirements over the next 10 years provide school districts with the challenge of staffing schools with highly qualified teachers.
According the U.S. Department of Labor statistics, job opportunities for teachers over the next 10 years should be excellent. Although employment of preschool, kindergarten, elementary, middle, and secondary school teachers is expected to increase about as fast as the average for all occupations, a large proportion will be eligible to retire by 2010. Intense competition for good teachers is already under way among employers in many locations, with schools luring teachers from other states and districts with bonuses and higher pay.
Why the University of Michigan-Flint?
Learn from our region's top experts in the fields of literacy, early childhood education, educational technology, science education, math education, special education and social and psychological foundations who staff the Education Department of the University of Michigan-Flint. Through active engagement in educational research and practical classroom experience, these professors have the cutting edge knowledge and experience required to prepare highly qualified teachers.
Flint and its surrounding area provide rich opportunities within a diverse environment for students preparing to meet the rigorous challenges of their chosen careers. The curriculum prepares students for more than a first job; it enables you to adapt and respond to the changing demands of a professional career in the education field. With many area connections and an on-going track record of placing graduates in virtually every school district in our region, our students are able to gain teaching experience with top professionals in the education field.
University of Michigan-Flint students enjoy the campus's intimate atmosphere while taking full advantage of the benefits of a first-class university. Students learn directly from experienced professors in a setting where faculty members can become close mentors and advisors. By choosing the University of Michigan-Flint, graduates join one of the largest alumni organizations in the world, with networks of assistance and support in every major city in the nation.