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Careers with a CEHD education

The College of Education and Human Development aims to support our graduate students throughout their studies as they develop the practical skills necessary to reach their goals and explore the career options open to them with their graduate education experience. Whether you are planning for an academic or a non-academic career, we strive to be a resource for you and to provide you with the tools to be successful.

Lindsay Walz
What I’m growing to understand as we actually activate the mission and vision is that the community building is essential to the youth space—that youth and adults are together. They are equal partners in the work.

Lindsay Walz, M.Ed. in Youth Development Leadership
School of Social Work
And, founder of courageous heARTs

Career planning resources on campus

CEHD Career Services offers individual appointments for graduate students focused on resume/CV review, cover letter writing, and the non-academic interview and job search. Schedule an appointment online or call 612-625-3339.

Opportunities to develop professional skills:

Opportunities to develop your leadership skills:

Academic career planning

Are you interested in a faculty position? Visit these sites for the latest information on how to prepare for an academic position search.

Choose a career with meaning

We each spend approximately 80,000 hours working over the course of our lives. CEHD's degrees and programs help you to build flexible career capital and set you up to work where you have influence. No matter where you find your calling, a CEHD program can take you there.

Below are some common industries CEHD graduates work in and program areas that prepare you for careers in those fields.

Higher education and research

  • Art Education
  • Child Psychology
  • Comparative International Development Education
  • Couple and Family Therapy
  • Culture and Teaching
  • Education Policy and Leadership
  • Elementary Education
  • English as a second language for higher education
  • Evaluation Studies
  • Family Science
  • Higher Education
  • Human Resource Development
  • Kinesiology
  • Learning Technologies
  • Literacy Education
  • Psychological Foundations of Education
  • Quantitative Methods
  • School Psychology
  • STEM Education
  • Second Languages Education
  • Social Studies Education
  • Social Work
  • Special Education

Foundations and communities of practice

  • Adult Education
  • Child Psychology
  • Comparative International Development Education
  • Education Policy and Leadership
  • Evaluation Studies
  • Human Resource Development
  • Learning Technologies
  • Work and Human Resource Education
  • Quantitative Methods

Government and non-profits

  • Comparative International Development Education
  • Culture and Teaching
  • Education Policy and Leadership
  • Evaluation Studies
  • Human Resource Development
  • Social Work
  • Youth Development Leadership
  • Work and Human Resource Education
  • Quantitative Methods

Agencies and private practice

  • Applied Child and Adolescent Development
  • Child Psychology
  • Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology
  • Couple and Family Therapy
  • Evaluation Studies
  • Family Science
  • Human Resource Development
  • School Psychology
  • Social Work

Preschool and K-12 education

  • Applied Child and Adolescent Development
  • Art Education
  • Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education Policy and Leadership
  • Elementary Education
  • English Education
  • Leadership in Education
  • Learning Technologies
  • Literacy Education
  • Math Education
  • PK-12 Administrative Licensure
  • School Psychology
  • Science Education
  • Second Languages Education
  • Social Studies Education
  • Special Education
  • Youth Development Leadership