EE Careers: School Teaching Jobs on the Rise
The retirement of baby boomers has led to workforce shortages across a wide variety of fields including education. Couple the need for skilled teachers with the call for environmental education in schools and the result is a favorable job market for environmental educators.
According to Woodrow Aames on FindtheRightSchool.com, college professors and post-secondary teachers are among the 6 Thriving Jobs That Are Here to Stay. He writes, “The U.S. Labor Department predicts a 23 percent increase in jobs for postsecondary teachers between 2006 and 2016. That means ample openings at trade schools, vocational schools, community colleges, and universities.”
“I am a classroom instructor with students that have a range of knowledge. I learned a variety of teaching methods from all of the faculty at Antioch. Not only do I utilize those teaching methods, but I also incorporate variations of assignments and projects that I worked on as a student into my syllabus. This has made me a different kind of teacher in the Southwestern community…I have received positive feedback from students. In fact the response has been so positive I am going to initiate an Environmental Science Club this coming quarter.” —Callie Martin (’09), Environmental Science Instructor, Southwestern College