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Education Professions

Have you ever asked yourself one of these questions:

  • Do you want to make a difference by serving others and solving complex issues?
  • Do you enjoy tutoring, teaching, or working with kids, but don’t know where to begin?
  • Do you want to influence education on a large scale, but don’t know if teaching is right for you?

If so, you may want to explore the UChicago Careers in Education Professions program, which prepares students for careers in the diverse and fast-changing education sector. Launched in 2012, the program seeks to continue the University's legacy as a "teacher of teachers" and support students and alumni who are considering careers in education. Each spring, the program invites and selects a cohort of students to engage in specialized preparation to pursue one of many pathways. They include: careers in education policy, research, teaching, and various roles in education technology, non-profit management, and corporate settings.

If you are a student interested in applying for the program, please view the Application Information page. If you are a student or alum looking for resources and opportunities for building a career in education, please visit the Additional Resources page. Resources include listings and links to:

  • Teacher placement and residency programs
  • Policy, research, administration, and consulting organizations
  • Education related University partners including: registered student organizations (RSOs), the Neighborhood Schools Program (NSP), the Committee on Education, and the Urban Education Institute (UEI).
  • Graduate schools, scholarships, and other general resources.