Please visit the Teacher Education major page for more information about this major/concentration at the University of Virginia.

Field of Study: Five year program in which a student has a primary undergraduate major in desired field of teaching.

Post-Graduate Occupations of Past Teacher Education Majors

  • Teachers
  • Administrators
  • Counselors
  • Financial Planners

Professional Associations

Build Your Resume

Don't forget to pursue opportunities outside of your schoolwork. Your major is one of many lenses you might use to look at possible careers.  Explore UVA Career Center resources on internships, externships, part-time jobs, and extracurricular activities. Actively participating in these experiences can help clarify current goals and future interests, while building skills that employers want. Below are some ideas on how you can enhance your resume:

  • Volunteer or work in part-time positions to gain experience with target age groups
  • Complete teacher preparation program to obtain certification for desired subject
  • Earn a master's degree
  • Earn a Ph.D.
  • Seek experience through student positions 
  • Stay current with industry literature and news
  • Conduct informational interviews
  • Seek involvement in student government
  • Supplement coursework with interest areas