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Below are sample lists of careers and majors commonly associated with Education. Please remember, many careers do not require a specific major; rather, employers are often more interested in the experiences you have had and the skills, interests, abilities, and strengths you have developed through these experiences that enhance your academic program. Use the links below to explore careers and majors.

If you need help organizing information, you may find the Majors Research Guide and/or Occupational Research Guide beneficial. The career coaches at the University Career Center are also available to help you explore your options. You can schedule an appointment online or by calling 785-864-3624.


Applied Behavioral Science

Biology/Chemistry/Earth Science/Math/Physics with UKanTeach Certification

Community Health

Music Education

PK-12 Education


Speech Language Hearing

Visual Art Education



Affirmative-Action Coordinator

Art Educator

Assistant or Head Coach

Case Manager

Child Development Supervisor

Child Life Specialist

Children's Hearing Specialist

Community Health Advisor

Community Organizer

Community Services Specialist

Corporate Wellness Instructor


Crisis/Mental Health Worker

Curriculum and Instruction Coordinator or Specialist

Day Care Provider

Early Childhood Program Director

Early Childhood Specialist

Educational Diagnostician

Educational Software Developer

Educational Technologist

Elementary Middle or Secondary Teacher

Employee Relations Representative

English as a Foreign Language

Family Advocate

Family Policy Analyst

Family Resource Coordinator

Family Support Worker

Human Development Specialist

Instructional Designer

Instructional Supervisor

Mentor Teacher


Overseas Teacher

Parent Educator

Parent Educator

Personnel Management Specialist

PK-12 Instruction

Preschool Instructor

Preschool Teacher

Prevention Counselor

Program Director

Psychosocial Skills Trainer

Public Health Educator

Reading Specialist

Recreation Coordinator

Rehabilitation Counselor

Residential Counselor

School Administrator

School Counselor

Special Education Teacher

Speech Therapist

Speech-Language Educator

Speech-Language Pathologist

Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist

Textbook Editor


Volunteer Coordinator

Wellness Coordinator

Youth Service Worker


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