Career Options

If you have a passion for teaching, OSU-Cascades' teaching degree, as well as an elementary education option, will prepare you for a rewarding career in the classroom. Our teaching program focuses on instructional methods, cutting-edge strategies, child development, emerging technologies, and embracing the multicultural classroom. With a practicum and student teaching field placement, you’ll enter the classroom and practice what you've learned.

Students pick one of three emphasis areas that are in high demand: English as a Second Language; Special Education; or Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). You'll complete one course in each of the three emphasis areas as a foundational part of your core coursework and take an additional two courses in one area. The program requirement will result in 9 credits that can support future endorsement completion and/or job placement.

Degree: B.S. in Teaching. Specialty Options: Elementary Education or Clinically Based Elementary Education

Potential career options in Teaching:

Use the career exploration resources to learn about the potential career options below:

  • Pre-school Teacher
  • Kindergarten Teacher
  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Coach
  • Tutor
  • Childcare Worker

Potential occupations that would require further education/licensure: 

  • Middle School Teacher
  • Secondary Education Teacher
  • Career and Technical Education Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Librarian
  • Child, Family and School Social Worker
  • Instructional Designer
  • Principal
  • Superintendent
  • School Counselor
  • Admissions Counselor
  • Academic Advisor
  • International Education Coordinator
  • Researcher
  • Speech-Language Pathologist

Where have OSU-Cascades students participated in experiential learning (internships/research/etc.)?

  • Bend-La Pine School District
  • Culver School District
  • Jefferson County School District
  • Crook County School District
  • Redmond School District
  • Sisters School District
  • Cascades Academy
  • NeighborImpact/Head Start
  • The Growing Tree
  • Aspire Early Learning Centers

Job Search

In addition to our general job, internship, and volunteer search resources, below are some industry specific resources to help you search for opportunities in Education. Don't forget the important process of researching employers and networking with professionals in schools/districts that you are interested in.

Graduate School & Professional Associations

In addition to our general Graduate/Professional School resources, utilize the following resources for researching advanced degrees in Education.

Involvement in professional associations can expand your network, keep you up to date on current trends in the field, and give you access to additional job and internship opportunities.

Additional Resources

Career Development Center

The Career Development Center is here to help you navigate your future path.

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