Beyond Baylor

What can I do with a degree in education?

The School of Education prepares educators for impact in the field through a variety of undergraduate programs, primarily, but not exclusively, in teacher preparation.

What can you expect to earn as a classroom teacher?

Teaching PhotoTeachers in Texas, including Baylor graduates, have been averaging a starting salary of almost $50,000 when working in a public school. While salaries largely depend on district type and level of experience, here is what you can expect on average (2021):

First-year teacher salaries in public schools:
Texas: $49,868
Nationally: $46,970

Average salaries in public schools:
Texas: $57,091
Nationally: $63,645

For more information, check websites like the Texas Education Agency or the National Center for Education Statistics.


Although some additional training and education may be required, you can take your education degree — and the skills it confers — into any field. Here are some of the opportunities an education degree can afford you:

Careers in EDUCATION:
  • Adult Education
  • Classroom Teaching
  • Coaching
  • College Admissions Counseling / Recruiting
  • College Teaching
  • Curriculum Design
  • Educational Consulting
  • Educational Policy
  • Guidance Counseling
  • Instructional Specialist Jobs in Schools
  • International Education
  • K-12 School or College Administration
  • Librarian Roles
  • School Administration
  • Student Life Work at Colleges
  • Substitute Teaching
  • Textbook Publishing, Writing, Editing
  • Tutoring
Careers in BUSINESS:
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Human Resources
  • Management
  • Sales
  • Technical Writing
Careers in NONPROFIT:
  • After-School Programming
  • Family Services
  • Grant Writing
  • Homeless Education and Services
Careers in OTHER VENUES:
  • Data management
  • Health Education
  • Museum Management and Curation
  • STEM Education and Administration
  • Translating Services
  • Writing and Editing
  • Camp Services and Direction
  • Childcare Services
  • Child Life Specialization Careers
  • Juvenile Correction Services
  • Life Coaching
  • Therapy Services

  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Management of People
  • Multitasking
  • Negotiation
  • Organization
  • Planning
  • Service-Minded Orientation
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Systems and Data Analysis
  • Time Management
  • Teamwork
  • Technology Skills
  • Verbal, Presentation, and Written Communication

Options for GADUATE EDUCATION at Baylor:
  • MAT or MA in Teaching
  • MA or MSEd in Education
  • MA/MSED/MDiv (Joint degree with Seminary)
  • MA or MSED in Educational Psychology (ABA, GT, Twice Exceptionalities)
  • MA in School Leadership
  • MSEd in Higher Education and Student Affairs
  • MSEd in Sport Management