Understanding how the brain works helps you teach in a way that is meaningful and memorable.
To be a successful educator, you need to present students with information in a way that is compelling and memorable. Classes in social psychology can help you understand what is important to students, and classes in cognition can help you present information in a way that is easy to understand.
Learn about successful psychology graduates working in education by clicking the links below.
As a teacher, you would be creating and implementing lesson plans for various age groups and subject matters.
Typical salary: $42,000 - $80,000 per year
Special Education Teacher
As a special education teacher, you would adapt lesson plans to help promote development in children with a range of developmental disabilities.
Typical salary: $38,000 - $96,000 per year
As a professor, you would be creating and implementing lesson plans within your interested field of study, as well as conducting research of your choice.
In order to be a competitive candidate for graduate school, students will need:
Typical salary: $39,000 - $170,000 per year
School administrators handle a variety of tasks required for the day-to-day operations of a school.
Typical salary: $61,000 - $140,000 per year
As a college advisor, you would assist college students in registering for classes, ensure they fulfill graduation requirements and maintain student records.
Typical salary: $53,000 per year
As a school counselor, you would track student’s school performance, identify any issues contributing to poor performance and help students develop needed skills.
Typical salary: $32,000 - $92,000 per year
As a school psychologist, you would try to identify students with learning disabilities or mental health problems and develop plans to help address these issues.
Typical salary: $42,000 - $124,000 per year