Education Teachers, Postsecondary


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+4.8% (slower than the average)

Most Common Level of Education

Doctoral or professional degree


What Education Teachers, Postsecondary Do

Teach courses pertaining to education, such as counseling, curriculum, guidance, instruction, teacher education, and teaching English as a second language. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Other Job Titles Education Teachers, Postsecondary May Have

Adjunct Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Education Instructor, Education Professor, Faculty Member, Instructor, Lecturer, Professor, Special Education Professor

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Professor ,

Northern Kentucky University

Every day in my work life is different from the other. I teach both online and on campus classes to elementary education and graduate students. My focus areas are gifted/talented education, social studies education, diversity education, and economic/personal finance. In addition to teaching, I spend a large amount of my time researching and writing curriculum and articles focused on meeting the needs of K-12 students and their teachers.

Doctoral Faculty ,

Walden University

I work online at home and enjoy setting up my schedule for interactions with my doctoral students and other meetings. I engage in discussions in my courses. I read and review assignments in my courses and the dissertation papers for my mentees.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Prepare course materials, such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
  • Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and publish findings in professional journals, books, or electronic media.
  • Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.
  • Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
  • Supervise students' fieldwork, internship, and research work.

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