Education is one of the largest fields of employment for Williams graduates. Many of our students choose to share their love of learning with others and reap the personal and professional rewards of education-related careers. Whether you’re considering teaching, school administration, research, working at a college or university, or graduate school/certification we will help you gain the tools needed to succeed.
Explore Career Resources
- Education Resume & Education Cover Letter
- InterviewStream (Help with interview prep)
- Alumni Sponsored Internship Program (Funding for summer internships)
- Winter Study Internships in Education
- Local Education Outreach and Experiential Learning Opportunities through The Center for Learning in Action and including CLiA Winter Study courses.
- Sample Summer Internships & Jobs:
- Camps (try out different ages, different focus areas—outdoor education, STEAM, art)
- EXPLO faculty (summer enrichment program for students)
- Summer Program at St. Paul's School
- Summer Teaching Fellowship or Summer Operations Fellowship (e.g., UnCommon Schools; Breakthrough Collaborative)
- Overland and other outdoor adventures
- PBS Learning (Media and EdTech space), example is WGBH Boston
- Arts Education at Museums
- Admissions Tour Guide at Williams
- College Access Programs/Summer Fellowships (e.g., Matriculate, Breakthrough Collaborative, Ascend Schools)
- Department of Education (every state has it’s own DOE, for Mass., search at MassCareers)
- Policy Research Intern: Center for American Progress or Urban Institute or Brookings Institute (Think Tanks doing education policy research in Washington, DC)
- Intern in Public School administration — look into public school districts in your desired location
- Community nonprofits with after school/daycare programs, like YMCA
- Youth advocacy organizations, such as Massachusetts Afterschool Partnership or Children's Defense Fund
- AmeriCorps Vista Summer Associate placement, search Vista placements at https://my.americorps.gov/
Williams graduates pursuing the field of Education go on to teach in Charter Schools, Private School, Public Schools (through master's and residency programs below); work in education technology or education policy; or pursue education research.
Please use EphLink and LinkedIn to search for alumni pursuing a wide range of careers in Education.
Sample Residency and Teaching Programs (some including Certification and Graduate School)
Name Eligibility Graduate School Funding Certification Provided Requirements for Teaching Post-Completion Location Website Urban Teachers Seniors and recent grads, 3.0 gpa Yes, Johns Hopkins School of Education Yes, Stipend and discounted tuition Yes, Elementary or Secondary Math or English 4 years Baltimore, DC, Dallas Boston Teaching Residency Seniors and recent grads, 3.0 gpa, US citizen Yes, UMASS Boston Yes, salary for residency and discounted tuition Yes, Elementary or Secondary 3 years Boston Teach for America Seniors and recent grads, US citizens or DACA recipients Optional Yes, Stipend, discounted tuition at participating graduate schools Optional 2 years National American Museum of Natural History Seniors and recent grads Yes, Richard Gilder Graduate School Yes, Stipend and discounted tuition Yes, science, NY 4 years NYC UPenn Independent School Teaching Fellowship Seniors and recent grads Yes, Penn Graduate School of Education Yes, Salary and Tuition aid No Employment at partner school for 2 years Partner day and boarding schools nationally UTEP Chicago Seniors and recent grads Yes, University of Chicago Financial Aid Yes, Elementary or Secondary, Illinois One year Chicago City on Hill Charter Schools Urban Teaching Fellowship Seniors and recent grads Yes, Boston University Yes, stipend and reduced tuition Yes, Massachusetts 2 years Boston Relay Teacher Residency Seniors and recent grads Yes, multiple cities Yes, salary for residency and reduced tuition Yes 2 years National NYU Residency and Master's Seniors and recent grads Yes, NYU Yes, salary for residency and reduced tuition Yes, NY 1 year NYC TNTP Residency Seniors and recent grads Optional at some locations Financial Aid Yes, through TNTP Academy, different states 1-3 years National Lesley University Teaching Residency Seniors and recent grads Yes, Lesley University Yes, salary for residency and reduced tuition Yes, Massachusetts 1 year Massachusetts Woodrow Wilson STEM Teaching Fellowship Seniors, Recent grads, Science and Tech majors Yes, 3 options Yes, stipend and reduced tuition Yes, secondary school, Pennsylvania 3 years Pennsylvania Philadelphia Teaching Residency Seniors, Recent grads Yes, 4 options Yes, stipend and reduced tuition Yes, PA 3 years Philadelphia
Additional Graduate Schools in Education
When researching graduate schools, consider your end goals and geographic preferences if you are planning to teach, as not all states have certification reciprocity. In addition, for those enrolling in teacher preparation programs, know that many Master of Arts in Teaching or Master's in Education require you take a portion of the state certification exam (the MTEL in Mass.) prior to matriculation.
- Bank Street Graduate School of Education
- Harvard Graduate School of Education
- Stanford Graduate School of Education
- Teachers College at Columbia University
- Lesley Graduate School of Education
- Wheaton College Masters of Arts in Teaching
- Sarah Lawrence Masters of Science in the Art of Teaching
- University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education
- Urban Education Institute at the University of Chicago
- Tufts Graduate Programs in Education
The above are suggested by Susan Engel.
- Brandeis Program
- Brown MAT
- Mount Holyoke MAT
- Clark University MAT
- Philadelphia Teacher Residency
- Smith College
National/International Fellowships & International Opportunities with teaching components
Post-graduate Opportunities in the Berkshires
Meet With Your Advisor
For quick questions, stop by the ’68 Center for Career Exploration 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Walk-in appointments are 15 minutes. If you’re ready to discuss career options, resume and cover letter, job applications, or interview skills, you can use Handshake to set up a half-hour appointment.
You can ask me about different roles in education, from education policy to teaching to curriculum designer; what to include on a resume for a teaching job; when are recruiting timelines; what graduate schools do Williams alums go to for education; how to ask an alum about their career path; trends in the field; and more!
Associate Director, Director of Career Discovery Programs