Careers in Education

ESS prepares students for a wide-range of careers and further study in education and education-related fields. Whether you are inspired to become certified as a classroom teacher or pursue doctoral studies in education or to participate in the world of government policy, ESS provides a great foundation to begin your career.

For information on programs for further study in education and for policy-related programs, please see below. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but simply a place to start.

Alternative Routes to Certification
IES Predoctoral Studies in Education
Top Graduate Schools of Education
Government/Policy Jobs


Alternative Routes to Certification
Several graduate schools and organizations offer alternative pathways to certification and placement in schools. Details and requirements differ by organization. A few programs that our graduates have pursued are included below.
Alain Locke Initiative's Inner City Teaching Corps
Alliance for Catholic Education at Notre Dame
Teach for America
University Consortium for Catholic Education

IES Predoctoral Studies in Education
The Institute of Education Sciences has funded several interdisciplinary programs in education at various graduate schools of education to encourage interdisciplinary research on education. Entry into these programs differs by institution, with graduate students entering into the interdisciplinary program during their first or second year of graduate school.
Carnegie Mellon University
Florida State University
Johns Hopkins University
Michigan State
New York University
Northwestern University
Pennsylvania State University
Stanford University
University of California Berkeley
University of Chicago
University of Miami
University of Pennsylvania
University of Virginia
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin-Madison 
Vanderbilt University

Top Graduate Schools of Education (per US News and World Report)
#1 Vanderbilt University
#2 Harvard University
#3 University of Texas at Austin
#4 Stanford University
#5 Teachers College
#6 Johns Hopkins University
#6 University of California, Los Angeles
#8 University of Oregon
#9 Northwestern University
#9 University of Pennsylvania
#9 University of Wisconsin-Madison
#12 University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

Government/Policy Jobs
US Department of Education