Let's face it -- after teaching for any length of time, you are qualified to be a ring leader, a police officer, a counselor, a psychologist, a curriculum developer, and a warden. Teachers have a variety of options even if they have a degree in education, and this article will explore some possibilities that teachers can pursue if they are interested.
1. Textbook Companies
Such companies employ individuals to write materials for their textbook, as well as individuals to visit schools to sell and promote their textbooks.
Many teachers write educational articles for publications, whether Bright Hub, newspapers, union publications, or somewhere else.
3. Testing Companies
Many teachers do not want to have anything to do with state testing after teaching, but if you are open to it, many testing companies hire former teachers to develop test questions, materials, etc. With the continued emphasis on standardized testing, this could be an area of continued growth.
4. Consulting Firms
If you are an experienced teacher, you may wish to work as an education consultant who works with parents or school districts and helps improve the quality of public education.
5. Tutoring Institutions
Sylvan Learning Centers employ teachers to tutor students. Private tutoring sessions are also a way to earn good money, though such sessions need to take place at a public place.
6. Promotions within the Education Realm
Look for non-teaching positions within your current school district. You could seek jobs as a Lead Teacher, a Curriculum Developer, or other positions within a school district.