This section is informed by household surveys collected by the US Census Bureau in its American Community Survey (ACS). The ACS tells us all about the individuals surveyed -- education level, age, career, salary, home, etc. -- and includes the field of degree for people who earned a bachelor's degree. All of the data that follows is for individuals who earned a bachelor's degree in teacher education: multiple levels, although we're also able to see the level of education the individuals attained. All higher degrees could have been in any field.
Does getting a bachelor's degree in teacher education: multiple levels lead to a secure job? The donut chart shows the percentage teacher education: multiple levels majors who are working along with a broad view of where they work. We note:
Technically, about 20.6% of teacher education: multiple levels graduates are currently not working. However, only 1.6% are classified as "unemployed," while 19.0% are "not in the workforce." Unfortunately, we have no way of knowing whether people are out of the workforce for personal reasons or because they have been unable to find work for an extended period.
This chart lets you see whether teacher education: multiple levels majors have better unemployment rates than bachelor's graduates from other fields. In the shaded box plot, the percentage of unemployed with this degree is shown in blue, along with the distribution of the percentage of unemployed graduates for each bachelor's degree field.
How does the median (middle) salary for teacher education: multiple levels majors compare to the median salaries for other majors? The chart below compares the median salaries for all bachelor's graduates by major. Here and everywhere that we discuss salary, we limit the population to those with bachelor's degrees who report working at least 35 hours a week and are aged 65 and younger.
Above we compared the median salaries earned across college majors. Now we'll view the full salary range for teacher education: multiple levels majors. The charts below show the full distribution of salaries for this degree alone, with a look at how the type of employer might affect that salary. This salary includes all people who may also have received graduate education in this or any field. You can tease out the importance of graduate education in the last tab in the section.
The donut chart shows the gender balance for all people with a bachelor's degree in teacher education: multiple levels. In the graphs that follow, we'll explore how these percentages compare to other bachelor's holders, and we'll also investigate the impact of gender on pay.
How does the gender balance change according to college major? In the chart below, we see that teacher education: multiple levels has more women than most other degrees.
The chart below shows the distribution of salaries by gender of teacher education: multiple levels majors who are working 35 or more hours and are 65 or younger. If salaries are balanced for men and women, the blue and pink bars will be about the same. Many programs' graduates struggle with men's wages higher at all points of the salary distribution, including significantly higher top salaries.
For teacher education: multiple levels graduates, men generally earn 12% more than women. This is better than many: 91% of programs have graduates with higher salary inequities.
The ages of people in the US with a bachelor's degree in teacher education: multiple levels can give us a hint about whether this degree is in-fashion or out-of-fashion. A higher percentage of older people with a degree suggests that newer degree options have edged out this degree for recent graduates. Likewise, a higher percentage of younger people with a degree may suggest that this degree has become more popular in recent years.
What entry-level pay should you expect in your first job, and is the mid-level pay significantly higher? Below we see salary distributions by age group for teacher education: multiple levels graduates who are working 35 or more hours weekly. Is there room for advancement in careers that stem from this degree?
Can teacher education: multiple levels majors earn a high salary without obtaining a graduate degree? Below, we dive into the prevalence of graduate degrees for teacher education: multiple levels majors, and we explore how much a graduate degree can be expected to increase salaries. Among all teacher education, multiple levels completions reported last year, 83% were at the bachelor's level or higher, including 50% at the graduate level.
The donut shows the degree levels awarded in teacher education, multiple levels today. Now we'll use American Community Survey (ACS) data and look at all workers in the US who majored in teacher education: multiple levels when in college.
We know that about 47% teacher education: multiple levels majors chose to also earn a graduate degree (but we do not know the graduate field of study). The percentage of teacher education: multiple levels majors who also earned a graduate degree is higher than about 61% of other fields.
We saw above that 47% earned a graduate degree after earning a bachelor's in teacher education: multiple levels, but was this necessary for earning a good salary? We can see this answer in two ways. First, we can see the salary distribution for people with a bachelor's in teacher education: multiple levels by their highest education attained. Remember, we only know the field for the bachelor's degree; the graduate degree can be in any field.
The second way that we can explore the impact of higher education on salary is to compare median salaries for workers with each level of education. We measure the percentage increase over the bachelor's salary that each higher degree achieved, and contrast that with similar measurements for other fields.
Sure, we think a higher degree would almost always help salary, but are there some majors that "need" a higher degree (in either the same or a new field) more than others in order to reach their earnings potential?
Here we look at ACS survey respondents across the US with a bachelor's degree in teacher education: multiple levels, and we see their top careers. You can explore the salary distributions for all people in those careers, as well as the typical education help by workers in that job. If you see ** before the job name, that tells you that the Department of Education recommends this job for people with a degree in teacher education, multiple levels. We did not find always find a strong correlation between that advice and where people were working.
Take a minute with this sankey diagram, and use your mouse/touch to explore. You can follow the top ten jobs held by teacher education: multiple levels graduates, and then, in turn, you can see the largest 10 degrees hired by each of those careers. We hope this gives you a glimpse at where you can most realistically hope to get a job with this degree, but also see alternatives for the same employment options. It's worth noting that for many degrees, the top ten jobs don't account for even half of the graduates. The data warns us / encourages us that a degree is only one piece of the puzzle that determines where we land.
What jobs are especially seeking you out? The previous section let you explore the top ten jobs for people who earn bachelor's degrees in this field. Now we turn the tables a bit. What jobs have teacher education: multiple levels as one of the top ten majors they hire? Take this with a grain of salt, though, since some majors have more than 100,000 annual graduates and others have only a few thousand. Maybe employers would hire more of certain low-number majors if they could be found. In the bottom Sankey box, we show you the proportion of teacher education: multiple levels majors that are accounted for by the top 10 jobs -- there are a myriad of other options for most majors.
We've created a list of schools that offer this program for the level you select. We've also chosen a few facts about each school that give you an idea of the educational quality each school might offer:
Student-Faculty Ratio: A small number of students per full-time instructor suggests individual attention for each student and an up-to-date curriculum.
Satisfaction Rate: A high percentage of returning first-year students should correlate with satisfaction (schools call this their retention rate).
Repayment Rate: A high repayment rate means most alumni earn enough to make progress repaying loans within 7 years of leaving.
We also show the total enrollment for the school as measured by full-time-equivalent (FTE) students enrolled annually. You can filter the list by award level and by state. Clicking on any table headers will sort the table by that column, and clicking on any row sends you to Ididio's school profile.
Many schools provide information to Peterson's about their graduate programs, and Ididio has licensed that data to share with you. The data is reported by program name and subject, and we have worked to match that data with the standard "CIP" titles that are the basis of these program pages. Please be aware that only a subset of all possible graduate programs share the details about financial support and admissions numbers with Peterson's. To see a complete list of schools who have graduated students with this degree, the previous section is much more reliable; however, this is a great place to look for a hint of schools that may offer financial support. You can see more details about each school's graduate programs in the Programs Offered section within that school's Ididio page.
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels is part of a larger collection of programs: Education by Level or Special Needs. Is there a different program that's close to Teacher Education, Multiple Levels that might be a better match for your interests? You can use this table to see a little about the programs that fall under this umbrella. If you click on any of the table headers, that will sort the table by that column, or click on a row and see Ididio's profile for that program.