Increase your marketability

The job market for teachers is competitive, so consider the following options to increase your marketability in the field.

Utilize your network

Add another teaching license

  • Special Education
  • Bilingual Education
  • ESL
  • Science
  • Math
  • Technology

Learn another language

  • Spanish
  • Japanese
  • Chinese

Look at other educational venues

  • before/after school programs
  • boys and girls clubs
  • charter schools
  • child development centers
  • coaching
  • community education (AME, GED, ESL, specialized programs)
  • corporate education centers (daycare, ESL)
  • home schooling groups
  • instructional/program aide positions
  • nanny services
  • parochial schools
  • private schools/boarding schools
  • substitute teaching
  • teaching on a military base
  • tutoring
  • university extension service - research based teaching in the community

Expand geographic boundaries

Work on an additional advanced degree

  • Reading specialist
  • Speech pathologist

Stay involved

  • Volunteer in schools
    • Assist in classrooms
    • Help with special programs (fun fairs, plays, musicals…)
    • Work athletic events
    • Tutor or help with enrichment programs
  • Attend school board meetings (keep up-to-date and show interest)
  • Ask how you can be of service!