Have you always had a passion for teaching and the theories of education? Majoring in Education at York will allow you to create a solid base for a career that will allow you to realize your passion in a school setting or elsewhere. Whether you want to be involved in primary or secondary education as a teacher, a policy advisor or even as an entrepreneur wanting to innovate the delivery of education within Canada and abroad, pursuing undergraduate study in Education may be the perfect direction for your future.

Career Options in Education

This list is not exhaustive but provides an idea of the options graduates have and what they have gone on to do. Some options are more directly associated with a Education degree than others.

  • Academic/Career Advisor
  • Adult Education Teacher
  • Archivist
  • Author
  • Child Development Specialist
  • Children’s Rights Advocate
  • Community Educator
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Editor
  • Education Policy Consultant
  • ESL Teacher
  • Guidance Counsellor
  • Historian
  • Journalist
  • Kindergarten Teacher
  • Lawyer
  • Legal Aid Worker
  • Librarian
  • Life Coach
  • Lobbyist
  • Media Correspondent
  • Non-Profit Organization Director
  • Politician
  • Primary/Secondary School
  • Teacher
  • Professor
  • Public Policy Analyst
  • Publisher
  • Researcher
  • Social Program Director
  • Special Needs Educator
  • Speech Writer
  • Translator
  • Tutor
  • UN Representative
  • Women’s Rights Advocate

Some of these career choices may require additional education or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential education or professional formative courses and exams. For a more in-depth description of some of the careers mentioned above visit Career Cruising (login information can be found on the home page of the Career Centre's online system) or the National Occupational Classification website.