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Why Teach?

A career in the education profession is not only challenging but also exciting and rewarding. Educators enjoy many personal benefits and the satisfaction of being a positive influence in students’ lives.

Make a Difference

Educators make a difference in the lives of students every day. No matter what subject you choose to teach, every day presents a new opportunity to impact a student's life, contribute to their individual growth, and give them hope for the future.

They can also have a global impact by going abroad to teach. WSU’s connection to the school system in Argentina is proof of the positive effects teachers can have through service in other countries.

Explore Interests

Educators are lifelong learners. Not only are they able to explore and discover new topics and instructional tools on a regular basis, but they also develop in-depth collaboration and communication skills through regular interactions with students, parents and colleagues.

Educators also typically enjoy some time away from work in the summer months. This schedule is conducive to spending time with family, pursuing other interests and taking graduate coursework.

Finally, there are a number of opportunities for educators who would like to pursue other roles within this profession after serving as a classroom teacher. A few options are to work as school counselorsprincipalssuperintendents or college professors.

Enjoy Benefits

Educators enjoy a competitive salary and benefit package. There is a wide variety of employment opportunities for teachers who graduate from WSU.

Additionally, educators enjoy a level of autonomy in the classroom. You can create plans and find ways of teaching that work for you and your students. Teaching is not a cookie-cutter job, but an opportunity to be creative and explore different options.