Careers and Graduate Success in Education

There is always a need for great teachers. Augustana's Education Department has a record of almost 100 percent graduate placement in elementary, middle school, high school, and special education.

Augustana University education majors are highly sought after to fill teaching positions upon program completion.  In addition to traditional classroom teaching, our graduates continue on in the field of education to fulfill admininstrative and leadership roles in today's schools as principals, superintendents, and curriculum directors.  America’s schools have geographically based shortages in every area of teaching, particularly in rural and urban schools. Throughout the country, the highest need areas are secondary math, secondary science, K-12 Special Education, and K-12 bilingual education.  Housed in the Augustana Education Department are two additional majors--Communication Disorders (Speech/Language Pathologists & Audiologists) and Sign Language Interpreters. Both of these fields have high need; employers are eager to hire individuals from either of these majors.