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Career Opportunities

Making the Transition from Student to Teacher

The BS degree in early childhood, middle level, and any of the secondary and K-12 areas qualify our graduates for entry level positions in public and private nursery, elementary, middle, and secondary schools.  Our graduates have been very successful in obtaining teaching positions or ministry/missions positions all over the world.  Some specific places our graduates have acquired positions are:

Harrisburg, PA Dillsburg, PA Mechanicsburg, PA Carlisle, PA
Arlington, VA Kyle, TX Warrington, PA Rockville, MD
York, PA Wethersfield, CT Guadalajara, Mexico Almaty, Kazhakstan

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Our students learn how to prepare and interview for teaching positions.  We notify soon-to-be-graduates about upcoming job fairs and teacher recruitment events.  We teach the skills they will need to apply for a teaching position.

Many of our students go on to pursue graduate degrees in disciplines such as school psychology, counseling, school administration, special education, educational psychology, and others.  Messiah currently offers a graduate program in School Counseling that includes certification as a school counselor in elementary and/or secondary schools.

We have highlighted a few of our graduates to help you see how Messiah College prepared them for their future careers.  Click the Graduate Profiles button at right to see what they have to say.