Early Education Pathway
Have a high school diploma or Hi-SET
Be at least 18 years old
Up to date vaccinations
Be able to pass a background check
Pass a drug test
BEGIN YOUR STUDIES:
Why work in the education field? If you are creative and have a genuine care for children working as a teacher might be a good fit for you. This is hands-on demanding job that requires a lot of energy and patience, but seeing the difference you can make in a child’s life is extremely rewarding. There are lots of opportunities in this profession, and jobs in this industry are expected to grow by over 5% in the next decade.
Boston is host to a wide range of education schools in and around the city. From a two year Associate’s Degree program that will help you find work as a pre-school teacher or at a child care center, to a four year Bachelor’s Degree program that will help you find employment as a public school teacher, there are plenty of opportunities to explore!
Your Job Path
Completion of a 2 to 4 month program that will get you ECE credits or lead to an ECE Certificate that will allow you to start working as a teaching assistant in a childcare center, pre-school, or as a paraprofessional
Average starting salary = $37,000 with some benefits. Average mean salary = $45,000 with some benefits
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Lead Teacher or Director
Completion of a two year associate degree program at an accredited institution
Average starting salary = $45,000 with benefits. Average mean salary = $55,000 with benefits.
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Full-Time School Teacher
Completion of a four year bachelor’s degree at an accredited institution
Average starting salary = $70,000 with benefits. Average mean salary = $95,000 with benefits.
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