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A Guide to Education Resources

Library resources for the study of education.

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What is Education?

Education is the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledgeskillsvalues, morals, beliefs, and habits. Educational methods include teachingtrainingstorytellingdiscussion and directed research. Education frequently takes place under the guidance of educators, however learners can also educate themselves. Education can take place in formal or informal settings and any experience that has a formative effect on the way one thinks, feels, or acts may be considered educational. The methodology of teaching is called pedagogy.  -Wikipedia


What do Educators do?

An educator is responsible for teaching students and contributes to their learning development. Duties of an educator include creating learning modules and materials, developing engaging activities, and facilitating learners' discussions.


Careers in Education

Teaching is certainly the most commonly known career path for students earning a degree in education, and it’s a great option if you like working with children or adults in a classroom setting. Teachers prepare and educate their students for the world. Their subject matter depends on the age they are instructing, ranging from math and reading basics up until specialty courses taught in higher education. 

You can choose to specialize in special educationearly childhood education, or secondary education. You might also consider a dual degree in a subject such as history, science or math, and secondary education. If you want to become a teacher but don’t want to teach in a traditional classroom, you have options. You could teach online, in a residential facility, or as part of literacy or other education-related non-profit programs. If you’re looking to teach at the college and university level, you generally will need to earn at least a master’s degree. Regardless of the teaching path you choose, you are sure to make a real and lasting difference in the lives of others!


Occupational Outlook Handbook: (U.S. Bureau of labor Statistics)

Learn more about industry wide jobs in education.  (Search the list of professions alphabetically)