There is no shortage of ways for people to learn something new or expand their expertise these days, whether that’s through traditional brick-and-mortar institutions, online courses and certifications, or even watching video tutorials on social media.
For professionals with a love of education, that means there are numerous ways to work in the field—just look at the 10 companies and organizations below.
If your interests lie inside the classroom, you might find opportunities to work directly with young students at places like Great Oaks Charter Schools or KinderCare Education. If you prefer going behind the scenes, maybe you’ll work on the cutting edge of digital and traditional education publishing at McGraw Hill. Into tech? Coursera or Udemy, which provide remote, on-demand learning opportunities for businesses and individuals, might be the companies for you. Read on to find your fit!
Coursera partners with the best universities and companies in the world to help anyone anywhere get access to high-quality education. Since 2012, more than 50 million learners have turned to Coursera for life-transforming learning experiences, including projects, courses, specializations, certificates, and degrees. The Silicon Valley-based company also collaborates with businesses, governments, and NGOs to help their employees and citizens acquire sought-after skills.
2. Great Oaks Charter Schools
Highly effective instruction and a strong positive school culture are the keys to student success. Great Oaks is committed to recruiting and developing talented teachers, school administrators, and recent college graduates for their fellowship program through AmeriCorps. For all roles, Great Oaks seeks hard-working, tenacious people who share the belief that all students deserve a high-quality education. Excellent educators build bright futures. Join a network of exceptional teachers and leaders, dedicate a year to service with the Great Oaks Fellowship, or lay the foundation for a fulfilling career in the Great Oaks Teacher Residency.
Udemy is a global leader in online education. The company’s employees have built a platform on which more than 50 million students learn from more than 150,000 courses taught by expert instructors in 65+ languages. Udemy fosters a collaborative environment where people can enhance their professional skill sets while being surrounded by motivated, passionate, and positive colleagues. As an educational company, Udemy has a rich learning culture with top-notch training sessions, unlimited access to Udemy classes, and company-wide instructional initiatives. With growing teams and offices around the world, now is a great time to join the Udemy team.
4. KinderCare Education
KinderCare Education is the largest nationwide provider of early childhood education in the United States. With a drive to provide the best possible educational start for every child, KinderCare’s team is passionate about providing kids with an environment of learning, joy, and adventure where they can flourish and grow. Since the company’s founding in 1969, it has successfully concentrated on serving children in their formative years, yielding time-tested techniques and proven results, and now has classrooms in 38 states.
5. Success Academy Charter Schools
A network of 45 public charter schools serving 18,000 K-12 students in some of New York City’s most underserved neighborhoods, Success Academy is nationally recognized for its groundbreaking, whole-child school model and outstanding academic results. The team at Success Academy brings their creativity, passion, and drive for excellence to help build extraordinary public schools that deliver on each child’s potential—as scientists, chess players, historians, artists, writers, mathematicians, engineers. They are a dynamic, entrepreneurial team that values warmth and humor, collaborates closely to share ideas, and continually innovates to create a learning experience that nurtures the immense capacity in each child and points a way forward for U.S. public education.
6. Teachers Pay Teachers
Founded by a NYC public school teacher in 2006, Teachers Pay Teachers was created to help educators better serve their students by facilitating the exchange of resources, lesson plans, and materials. Since then, the website has grown beyond its niche into an expansive service and marketplace with broad offerings, used by over 4 million teachers worldwide.
7. Swing Education
On average, U.S. students are with substitute teachers for 5% of the typical school year. That means students have substitute teachers for more than six months of their K-12 school career. The problem? The U.S. is suffering from a national shortage of substitute teachers.
Swing Education is focused on tackling the substitute teacher shortage. Its technology makes it easy for schools to find quality subs and offloads tedious work like recruiting, screening, and payroll while helping subs find jobs, gain experience, and build their professional networks.
8. Panorama Education
Panorama Education is a fast-growing technology startup focused on radically improving how students learn. Educators use the platform to monitor how pupils are faring in academics, attendance, behavior, and college readiness and then coordinate actions to support each child. Whether they are parents, former educators, or have been fundamentally impacted by education, Panorama’s employees have a deep connection to the company’s mission. That commitment informs the way team members work with each other, the way they support clients, and the quality of the work product.
9. Flatiron School
Flatiron School teaches passionate, creative people to change their careers, their lives, and the world, with skills in software engineering, data science, design, and cybersecurity. To achieve these outcomes, Flatiron School strives for continuous growth—making them a dynamic place for people to grow their careers.
As a leading education technology company, McGraw Hill is focused on balancing digital transformation with traditional publishing to enhance student learning. McGraw Hill has been a classroom staple for over 130 years by working to create learning experiences that meet the changing needs of students, educators and institutions. By being flexible and adaptable, McGraw Hill remains at the forefront of innovation by developing new ways to join digital learning with education. Headquartered in New York City, McGraw Hill has offices in key U.S. and global locations.
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