Education as a field and industry goes beyond the classroom and there are many non-teaching career paths available for those wanting to work in education but unsure about teaching.
While teaching is the first career that comes into people’s minds when the topic is education, Education as a field and industry goes way beyond the classroom.
Professional educators work in an array of sectors as educational coordinators including:
Museums and heritage buildings
Nurseries and early years
Educational publishing houses
You will often also find educators working as:
Administrators within schools
Leaders or managers in educational settings
Head of training or trainers for medium and large size businesses
Mentors and mentoring scheme managers
So there are many non-teaching career paths within the field of education as well as teaching. Courses focusing on education as a field of study look at education and learning from a national and global point of view, in vocational and non-vocational settings. They explore children development and theories of learning as well as special educational needs, safeguarding and pastoral care across all age groups from early years to adulthood in and out of schools.
By choosing to study an education course at the University of Cumbria, you will be studying at an institution built on over 100 years of history training teachers and educators, from our founding institutions Charlotte Mason College in Ambleside and St Martin’s College in Lancaster through to today's University of Cumbria.
As a student in one of our non-teaching education programmes, you'll be part of one of the largest education trainers in the UK.
We are the top university in the North West for employability - 9 out of 10 of our graduates are in work or further study within 15 months of graduating (HESA Graduate Outcomes Survey 2020).
You will have access to a wide range of support including an extensive library of learning resources, careers and employability advice and guidance, and health and wellbeing support.
Our expert lecturers are here to help you discover in what aspect of education you would like to build your career as well as guide you through the discovery process.
Whichever course you choose, you’ll have the opportunity to develop the skills, experience and understanding you need to make a positive contribution to the lives of adults and children in your care.