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.

Check out these resources for more information. (This is by no means an exhaustive list, but simply a place to start.)

Library Guides' Industry Overview (includes top ten education careers and career information on education policy, management, and law)

Alternative Routes to Certification

IES Predoctoral Studies in Education

Top Graduate Schools of Education 

Comparison of Post-Graduate Teaching Programs

Government/Policy Jobs

Sampling of Education Policy Organizations

National Association of Independent Schools  (job and organization info)

American Montessori Society  (job, organization, and education info)

Association International Montessori  (jobs, organization, and education info)

International School Services (jobs, organization, and requirements)

Teaching in Overseas State Dept. Sponsored Schools  

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
Indy Teach
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
Teachers College, Columbia 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

Below is a list of education programs in which former ESS students are employed.

Alliance for Catholic Education 

Breakthrough Collaborative

Inner-City Teaching Corps

Jesuit Volunteer Corps

New York City Teaching Fellows


Teach For America

Teach Kentucky

Transition to Teaching

University Consortium for Catholic Education