a teacher and children inside of a KinderCare Education classroom

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 12 companies and organizations below.

If your interests lie inside the classroom, you might find opportunities to work directly with young students at places like KinderCare Education or Uncommon Schools. 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 Pluralsight, which provide remote, on-demand learning opportunities for businesses and individuals, might be the companies for you. Read on to find your fit!

1. McGraw-Hill

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 100 years by working to create new learning experiences that meet the changing needs of students and educators. Technology is the fabric of modern life, and McGraw-Hill is at the forefront of innovating new ways to join digital learning with education. Headquartered in New York City, McGraw-Hill has offices in key U.S. and global locations.

2. KinderCare Education

KinderCare Education is the largest nationwide provider of early childhood education in the United States. With a passionate 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.

3. Success Academy Charter Schools

Success Academy is redefining what’s possible in public education. Their mission is to build exceptional world-class schools that prove children from all backgrounds can succeed in college and in life. Success Academy schools are dedicated to academic excellence, character development, and extracurricular achievement with college graduation as an end goal.

4. Ellucian

Ellucian designs technology that powers the educational mission of colleges and universities around the world. Inspired by that goal, Ellucian employees thrive as part of a high-performing global team. Together, the team delivers a modern, connected, industry-leading experience for today’s students and higher education institutions.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. Uncommon Schools

Uncommon Schools’ teachers, leaders, and staff are on the front line of changing history. Uncommon’s mission is to start and manage outstanding urban public schools that close the achievement gap and prepare students to enter, succeed in, and graduate from college. For 20 years, the rigorous, joyful, and love-filled education that Uncommon provides has led students to graduate from college at five times the rate of students from low-income households nationally.

8. Galileo

Since 2002, Galileo has inspired collaborative ways to excel by making educational summer camp programs available within communities. Galileo strives to boost creativity and innovation in children by nurturing and exploring their intellectual talents. The potential of each individual camper is brilliantly shaped by excellent teams of instructors, counselors, and interns—using out-of-the-box learning tools that incorporate art, science, technology, and outdoor play.

9. Pluralsight

Pluralsight is the premier technology skills platform. They're a fast-growing SaaS company for businesses and learners, with expert authors who create on-demand course content for them on the most in-demand technologies like cloud, data, security, and infrastructure—just to name a few! Pluralsight's technology skills platform helps companies create life-changing products that better the lives of their customers and empowers technologists to dream big and do big. This is exactly what motivates the Pluralsight team each and every day.

10. Newsela

An education technology startup, Newsela is dedicated to transforming the way students access the world through words. The amazing team combines powerful technological know-how with real-world experience earned in classrooms, newsrooms, and the boardroom. Five days a week, Newsela publishes high-interest news articles at five levels of complexity for grades 2 through 12, using unique and proprietary processes.

11. The Headfirst Companies

The Headfirst Companies are committed to developing and inspiring the individual aspirations and talents of children and young adults across the country. The organization's award-winning live events and camp programs—whose annual enrollment exceeds 14,000 participants—use the power of play as a gateway to social, emotional, athletic, and academic skill-building. Much more than a typical camp, Headfirst's unique experiences not only allow campers to be a part of a fun-filled, tight-knit community, but empower them to engage with the world, meet challenges head-on, and unlock their endless potential.

12. Coursera

Coursera is an education-focused technology company that allows learners, companies, and communities to easily acquire the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in the 21st century. It provides millions around the world with access to top quality courses, Specializations, and degrees from 170 of the best universities and leading companies in the world.

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