|[August 14, 2014]
Kaplan University Launches Online Tool to Chart Professional Path in Education
DAVENPORT, Iowa --(Business Wire)--
University, a leader in higher education innovation, announces the
launch of Virtual Advisor, an online tool to help college graduates
chart the best path to convert their experience and degrees into career
opportunities in teaching or other aspects of the education field.
Advisor serves as a guide for people who have already earned a
bachelor's degree but need additional training to enter the teaching
profession. By answering a series of questions and considering different
scenarios, Virtual Advisor users are guided to potential career paths in
education based on their experience and interests. Thesecareer paths
range from teaching in K-12 classrooms, to educational psychology, to
college and university administration careers. Ultimately, Virtual
Advisor can help identify the appropriate Kaplan Graduate Education
program for those interested in education careers based on their
experience and professional goals.
"Whether you are a recent college graduate, want to change your career
or are in the encore phase of your work life, Virtual Advisor will help
guide you to find a new journey in education," said Lynn Massenzio,
Interim Dean of Kaplan University's School of Graduate Education. "There
is ample opportunity for people to find a career path in education that
they are passionate about."
Results from a December 2013 survey conducted by Harris Interactive (News - Alert) on
behalf of Kaplan University's School of Graduate Education found that 32
percent of Americans have considered a career in teaching. Results also
show that parents feel they have a particular affinity for teaching: Of
those survey respondents who were parents, 60 percent believe they would
make good teachers.
Data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates opportunities
are there for those who decide to pursue careers in teaching. More than
half a million new K-12 and post secondary teaching jobs are projected
to be created by the year 2022. These jobs are on top of the current
opportunities already on the market. In addition, this data indicates
there will be approximately 90,800 new education-related jobs outside of
the classroom, ranging from administration to counseling positions.
For more information on Virtual Advisor and additional resources being
offered to encourage careers in education, visit Kaplan's
School of Graduate Education.
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