SKILLS AND DISPOSITIONS NEEDED

Skills Needed
  • Love of children and commitment to mentoring and guiding their growth and learning
  • Understanding of the “whole child” and child development
  • Respect for differences among learners, their families, their cultures, and their communities
  • Ability to establish a positive, engaging, motivating, and developmentally appropriate learning environment
  • Deep understanding of research-based pedagogy, adaptive practices, and multiple methods of assessment
  • Commitment to lifelong learning and reflective practice
  • Ability to collaborate with colleagues, administrators, families, community partners, and government agencies
  • Commitment to ethical decision making and practices
  • Strong organizational, planning, communication (verbal and written), and active listening skills
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Flexibility
  • Time management
  • Enthusiasm
  • Patience

SALARIES

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Teaching salaries can vary significantly according to the geographic area and the type of school (e.g., public versus private). Average starting salaries in this area for public schools is about $47-50K.

Average teaching salaries (not entry level):

Nationwide: $59K
PA: $66K (the higher salaries are generally found near Philadelphia and Pittsburgh
NJ: $69K
DE: $60K
MD: $67K

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Career Oppurtunities
  • Teacher at the preschool, elementary or secondary level
  • Educational administrator
  • Curriculum writer/designer
  • Guidance counselor
  • Career counselor
  • Student activities coordinator
  • Youth camp director
  • Education policy and research
  • Educational lobbyist
  • Educational sales representative
  • Public educator for nonprofits
  • Corporate trainer

Education FAST FACTS

  • Our most popular degree is in Early Elementary and Special Education
  • There is a Child Development Center (ages 3-5) on campus
  • Field experiences begin in freshman year
  • Student teaching includes traditional and special education settings
  • Secondary Education available in Biology, English, Math, and Social Studies

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Ali DeTolla
Education

One thing I really liked about Neumann was the small class sizes and that the teachers really care about how you are doing in the classroom; if you don’t understand something, they’ll take the extra time to work with you and make you become the best that you can be.

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Coming into college, I was really shy. The Education Department has really helped me to become a leader.


— Jessica Dicken
Education Major
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