Maggie Beeber, UW-Stevens Point School of Education undergraduate advising coordinator and teacher certification officer, was recently featured among national experts weighing in on current job market trends in education.
What general advice would you give to a graduate beginning their career?
Maggie Beeber: Be flexible when searching for that first job. Spread your wings and be willing to live in a new community. You may find that it changes your whole life and is the perfect fit. Remember how hard you have worked to earn this degree. You are strong and can succeed in anything you put work into. We also want you to remember we are here if you need us.
What technology do you think will become more important and prevalent in the field in the next 3-5 years?
Maggie Beeber: Technology in teaching is so quickly evolving, especially in the midst of what we are going through. Take those opportunities given to you by your school district, your teacher’s association, and the Department of Public Instruction.
How would you rate the starting salaries for graduates in this field, as well as the salary prospects down the line as they advance in their careers?
Maggie Beeber: As much as we would like to see an increase in teacher salaries, we seldom speak of the other financial benefits most districts offer: one of the best pension plans in the country, health, sometimes vision and dental. Many districts will give raises for years of experience and higher-level degrees like a master’s degree, EdD or Ph.D. Some may assist in paying for these.
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