What Can I Do With a Minor in Education?

The Education Department offers two secondary concentrations/minors; teacher education and educational studies. The department creates an environment in which students and faculty together analyze the complex dynamics between the purposes and products of schooling, and the social structures and cultural processes that comprise the broader context for education. Students are involved in the local community and beyond through field work, service learning projects, policy analysis, student teaching, and empirical research.
-Bates Education Department

Related Careers

Education minors at Bates often pursue teaching opportunities in elementary and secondary schools, including both public and private school settings. Many Bates grads earn graduate degrees and work in higher education teaching and administration in areas such as:

  • Admissions
  • Dean of Students
  • Career Counseling
  • Guidance counseling
  • Educational consulting
  • Institutional research
  • Minority/multicultural affairs
  • Policy analysis.


  • High School Guidance Counselor
  • Elementary and Secondary School teacher
  • Educational Policy consultant
  • School Psychologist
  • Career Counselor
  • Director of Alumni Relations
  • Principal

Graduate Schools

  • PhD Education, UNH, Durham, NH
  • Masters Education Policy and Management Program, Harvard University
  • Master of Arts, Teachers College of Columbia University, NY
  • Master of Arts, International/Global Studies/Language, Middlebury College
  • Master of Science, Higher Education Administration, Syracuse University
  • Master of Science Teaching, Pace University, NY
  • Master’s Degree, Athletic Administration, Springfield College
  • Master of Arts, International and Comparative Education, Columbia University, NY