Education Career Pathways: Higher Education and Education Policy

Becoming a Professor

People who are passionate about one area of study may be interested in pursuing a career as a college professor. Teaching at the college level requires a high level of skill and knowledge and can be an excellent career path for someone who enjoys both learning in a classroom environment and helping others. College professors have the opportunity to share their interests in the classroom and can make a direct impact on students.

Higher Education Administration

Higher-education administrators are responsible for overseeing college or university departments, faculty, staff, programs of study, curricula, budgets, facilities, and more. While they go by many titles—dean, director, chair—all work to direct and facilitate the daily operations of an educational institution, provide students with the best educational experience possible, and influence the institution’s offerings and growth.

Education Policy

Education policy consists of the principles and provider policies in the educational sphere as well as the collection of laws and rules that govern the operation of education systems.