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Summary

The field of education—including elementary schools, high schools, colleges, and universities—is a very exciting place to look for a job because of the tremendous number of jobs available. I’m excited to show you how to approach this sector. I think it will open up some doors in terms of how you think about looking for a job.

Jobs in education tend to be scattered across an incredible number of sources. Many of these sources are university and school system websites. Because of this, it’s much easier to track down and apply for jobs at these institutions. You also have a better chance of actually getting these positions compared to those that are more widely advertised.

Contents

  1. Education Jobs with the Federal and State Government
  2. List of State Departments of Education
  3. List of Territory Departments of Education
  4. Colleges and Universities
  5. Jobs in K–12
  6. Conclusions

In order to explore this thoroughly, let’s start broad with the federal government and work our way down to state governments, universities, and finally, local school systems. Education jobs encompass not just teaching positions, but also those inside educational institutions. I’ll cover each below.

Education Jobs with the Federal and State Government

The US Department of Education has its own website, which lists numerous jobs. It’s basically like a regular job search engine. On this site, you’ll see vacancies in almost every field, including finance jobs, attorney jobs, and many others. This is the site:

http://jobsearch.edhires.ed.gov/

This particular site isn’t overflowing with opportunities, but it’s always good to check just for the sake of being thorough.

From the federal government, we move to the state government. Here is a list of the state departments of education, which all have several jobs available at any one time.

List of State Departments of Education

State Contact Information
Alabama Alabama Department of EducationGordon Persons Office Building50 North Ripley StreetP.O. Box 302101

Montgomery, AL 36104-3833

Phone: (334) 242-9700

Fax: (334) 242-9708

Email: dmurray@alsde.edu

Website: http://www.alsde.edu/html/home.asp

 

Alaska Alaska Department of Education and Early DevelopmentSuite 200801 West 10th StreetP.O. Box 110500

Juneau, AK 99811-0500

Phone: (907) 465-2800

Fax: (907) 465-4156

TTY: (907) 465-2815

Email: dorothy.knuth@alaska.gov or eed.webmaster@alaska.gov

Website: http://www.eed.state.ak.us/

Arizona Arizona Department of Education1535 West Jefferson StreetPhoenix, AZ 85007Phone: (602) 542-4361

Toll-Free: (800) 352-4558

Fax: (602) 542-5440

Email: ADEINBOX@azed.gov

Website: http://www.ade.az.gov/

 

Arkansas Arkansas Department of EducationRoom 304AFour State Capitol MallLittle Rock, AR 72201-1071

Phone: (501) 682-4204

Fax: (501) 682-1079

Email: Ken.James@arkansas.gov

Website: http://ArkansasEd.org/

 

California California Department of Education1430 N StreetSacramento, CA 95814-5901Phone: (916) 319-0800

Fax: (916) 319-0100

Email: superintendent@cde.ca.gov

Website: http://www.cde.ca.gov/

 

Colorado Colorado Department of Education201 East Colfax AvenueDenver, CO 80203-1704Phone: (303) 866-6600

Fax: (303) 830-0793

Email: howerter_c@cde.state.co.us

Website: http://www.cde.state.co.us/

 

Connecticut Connecticut Department of EducationState Office Building165 Capitol AvenueHartford, CT 06106-1630

Phone: (860) 713-6548

Toll-Free: (800) 465-4014

Fax: (860) 713-7001

Email: AM.Lenkiewicz@ct.gov or mark.mcquillan@ct.gov

Website: http://www.sde.ct.gov/

 

Delaware Delaware Department of EducationSuite Two401 Federal StreetDover, DE 19901-3639

Phone: (302) 735-4000

Fax: (302) 739-4654

Email: mcollier@doe.k12.de.us or llowery@doe.k12.de.us

Website: http://www.doe.state.de.us/

 

District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education (District of Columbia)State Board of EducationSuite 350N441 Fourth Street NW

Washington, DC 20001

Phone: (202) 727-6436

Fax: (202) 727-2019

Email: osse@dc.gov or chad.colby@dc.gov

Website: http://osse.dc.gov/seo/site/default.asp

 

Florida Florida Department of Education325 West Gaines StreetTallahassee, FL 32399-0400Phone: (850) 245-0505

Fax: (850) 245-9667

Email: commissioner@fldoe.org

Website: http://www.fldoe.org/

 

Georgia Georgia Department of Education2066 Twin Towers East205 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, SEAtlanta, GA 30334-5001

Phone: (404) 656-2800

Toll-Free: (800) 311-3627

Toll-Free Restrictions: GA residents only

Fax: (404) 651-8737

Email: brturner@doe.k12.ga.us or kathycox@doe.k12.ga.us

Website: http://www.gadoe.org

 

Hawaii Hawaii Department of EducationSystems Accountability OfficeRoom 4111390 Miller Street

Honolulu, HI 96813

Phone: (808) 586-3283

Fax: (808) 586-3440

Email: cara_tanimura@notes.k12.hi.us

Website: http://doe.k12.hi.us/

 

Idaho Idaho State Board of EducationLen B. Jordan Office Building650 West State StreetP.O. Box 83720

Boise, ID 83720-0027

Phone: (208) 332-6800

Toll-Free: (800) 432-4601

Toll-Free Restrictions: ID residents only

Fax: (208) 334-2228

TTY: (800) 377-3529

Email: mrmcgrath@sde.idaho.gov or bkmattson@sde.idaho.gov

Website: http://www.sde.idaho.gov/

 

Illinois Illinois State Board of Education100 North First StreetSpringfield, IL 62777Phone: (217) 782-4321

Toll-Free: (866) 262-6663

Toll-Free Restrictions: IL residents only

Fax: (217) 524-4928

TTY: (217) 782-1900

Email: cgroves@isbe.net or statesup@isbe.net

Website: http://www.isbe.net/

 

Indiana Indiana Department of EducationStatehouse, Room 229Indianapolis, IN 46204-2795Phone: (317) 232-6610

Fax: (317) 232-6610

Email: webmaster@doe.in.gov

Website: http://www.doe.in.gov

 

Iowa Iowa Department of EducationGrimes State Office Building400 East 14th StreetDes Moines, IA 50319-0146

Phone: (515) 281-3436

Fax: (515) 281-4122

Email: kathy.petosa@iowa.gov

Website: http://www.iowa.gov/educate

 

Kansas Kansas Department of Education120 South East 10th AvenueTopeka, KS 66612-1182Phone: (785) 296-3201

Fax: (785) 296-7933

TTY: (785) 296-6338

Email: lasnider@ksde.org or aposny@ksde.org

Website: http://www.ksde.org/

 

Kentucky Kentucky Department of EducationCapital Plaza TowerFirst Floor500 Mero Street

Frankfort, KY 40601

Phone: (502) 564-3141

Fax: (502) 564-5680

Email: webmaster@education.ky.gov

Website: http://www.education.ky.gov

 

Louisiana Louisiana Department of Education1201 North ThirdP.O. Box 94064Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064

Phone: (225) 219-5172

Toll-Free: (877) 453-2721

Fax: (225) 342-0781

Email: customerservice@la.gov

Website: http://www.louisianaschools.net

 

Maine Maine Department of EducationBurton M. Cross State Office Building111 Sewall Street23 State House Station

Augusta, ME 04333-0023

Phone: (207) 624-6600

Fax: (207) 624-6601

TTY: (207) 624-6800

Email: tammy.morrill@maine.gov or susan.gendron@maine.gov

Website: http://www.maine.gov/portal/education/

 

Maryland Maryland State Department of Education200 West Baltimore StreetBaltimore, MD 21201Phone: (410) 767-0100

Fax: (410) 333-6033

Email: rpeiffer@msde.state.md.us

Website: http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/MSDE

 

Massachusetts Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education75 Pleasant StreetMalden, MA 02148-4906Phone: (781) 338-3111

Fax: (781) 338-3770

TTY: (800) 439-2370

Email: www@doe.mass.edu or media@doe.mass.edu

Website: http://www.doe.mass.edu/

 

Michigan Michigan Department of EducationP.O. Box 30008608 West Allegan StreetLansing, MI 48909

Phone: (517) 373-3324

Fax: (517) 335-4565

Email: thelens3@michigan.gov or schaferm@michigan.gov

Website: http://www.michigan.gov/mde/

 

Minnesota Minnesota Department of Education1500 Highway 36 WestRoseville, MN 55113-4266Phone: (651) 582-8200

Fax: (651) 582-8724

TTY: (651) 582-8201

Email: mde.commissioner@state.mn.us or alice.seagren@state.mn.us

Website: http://education.state.mn.us/mde/index.html

 

Mississippi Mississippi Department of EducationCentral High School359 North West StreetP.O. Box 771

Jackson, MS 39205

Phone: (601) 359-3513

Fax: (601) 359-3242

Email: cblanton@mde.k12.ms.us

Website: http://www.mde.k12.ms.us/

 

Missouri Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education205 Jefferson StreetP.O. Box 480Jefferson City, MO 65102-0480

Phone: (573) 751-4212

Fax: (573) 751-8613

TTY: (800) 735-2966

Email: pubinfo@dese.mo.gov

Website: http://dese.mo.gov/

 

Montana Montana Office of Public InstructionP.O. Box 202501Helena, MT 59620-2501Phone: (406) 444-2082

Toll-Free: (888) 231-9393

Toll-Free Restrictions: area code 406 only

Fax: (406) 444-3924

Email: cbergeron@mt.gov

Website: http://www.opi.mt.gov/

 

Nebraska Nebraska Department of Education301 Centennial Mall SouthP.O. Box 94987Lincoln, NE 68509

Phone: (402) 471-5020

Fax: 402-471-4433

Email: denise.fisher@nebraska.gov

Website: http://www.nde.state.ne.us/

 

Nevada Nevada Department of Education700 East Fifth StreetCarson City, NV 89701Phone: (775) 687-9217

Fax: (775) 687-9202

Email: darnold@doe.nv.gov

Website: http://www.doe.nv.gov/

 

New Hampshire New Hampshire Department of EducationHugh J. Gallen State Office Park101 Pleasant StreetConcord, NH 03301

Phone: (603) 271-3495

Toll-Free: (800) 339-9900

Fax: (603) 271-1953

TTY: Relay NH 711

Email: pbutler@ed.state.nh.us or ltemple@ed.state.nh.us

Website: http://www.ed.state.nh.us

 

New Jersey New Jersey Department of EducationP.O. Box 500100 Riverview PlazaTrenton, NJ 08625-0500

Phone: (609) 633-0665

Fax: (609) 984-5347

Email: vocinfo@doe.state.nj.us

Website: http://www.state.nj.gov/education/voc/

 

New Mexico New Mexico Public Education Department300 Don GasparSanta Fe, NM 87501-2786Phone: (505) 827-5800

Fax: (505) 827-6520

Email: Bev.Friedman@state.nm.us or lori.bachman@state.nm.us

Website: http://www.ped.state.nm.us/

 

New York New York State Education DepartmentEducation BuildingRoom 11189 Washington Avenue

Albany, NY 12234

Phone: (518) 474-5844

Fax: (518) 473-4909

Email: rmills@mail.nysed.gov

Website: http://www.nysed.gov/

 

North Carolina North Carolina Department of Public Instruction301 North Wilmington StreetRaleigh, NC 27601Phone: (919) 807-3430

Fax: (919) 807-3445

Email: information@dpi.state.nc.us or mwertis@dpi.state.nc.us

Website: http://www.ncpublicschools.org/

 

North Dakota North Dakota Department of Public InstructionDepartment 201600 East Boulevard AvenueBismarck, ND 58505-0440

Phone: (701) 328-2260

Fax: (701) 328-2461

Email: lnorbeck@nd.gov or wsanstead@nd.gov

Website: http://www.dpi.state.nd.us

 

Ohio Ohio Department of Education25 South Front StreetColumbus, OH 43215-4183Phone: (614) 466-4839

Toll-Free: (877) 644-6338

Fax: (614) 728-9300

TTY: (888) 886-0181

Email: patricia.grey@ode.state.oh.us or deborah.delisle@ode.state.oh.us

Website: http://www.ode.state.oh.us/

 

Oklahoma Oklahoma State Department of Education2500 North Lincoln BoulevardOklahoma City, OK 73105-4599Phone: (405) 521-3301

Fax: (405) 521-6205

Email: sandy_garrett@sde.state.ok.us

Website: http://sde.state.ok.us/

 

Oregon Oregon Department of Education255 Capitol Street, NESalem, OR 97310-0203Phone: (503) 947-5600

Fax: (503) 378-5156

TTY: (503) 378-2892

Email: gene.evans@state.or.us

Website: http://www.ode.state.or.us/

 

Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Department of Education333 Market StreetHarrisburg, PA 17126-0333Phone: (717) 787-5820

Fax: (717) 787-7222

TTY: (717) 783-8445

Email: 00admin@state.pa.us or 00sec@state.pa.us

Website: http://www.pde.state.pa.us/

 

Rhode Island Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education255 Westminster StreetProvidence, RI 02903-3400Phone: (401) 222-4690

Fax: (401) 222-6178

TTY: (800) 745-5555

Email: angela.teixeira@ride.ri.gov or irene.monteiro@ride.ri.gov

Website: http://www.ride.ri.gov/

 

South Carolina South Carolina Department of Education1006 Rutledge Building1429 Senate StreetColumbia, SC 29201

Phone: (803) 734-8815

Fax: (803) 734-3389

Email: cclark@ed.sc.gov or jfoster@ed.sc.gov

Website: http://ed.sc.gov/

 

South Dakota South Dakota Department of Education700 Governors DrivePierre, SD 57501-2291Phone: (605) 773-5669

Fax: (605) 773-6139

TTY: (605) 773-6302

Email: betty.leidholt@state.sd.us or deb.barnett@state.sd.us

Website: http://doe.sd.gov/

 

Tennessee Tennessee State Department of EducationAndrew Johnson Tower, Sixth Floor710 James Robertson ParkwayNashville, TN 37243-0375

Phone: (615) 741-2731

Fax: (615) 532-4791

Email: Education.Comments@tn.gov

Website: http://www.state.tn.us/education/

 

Texas Texas Education AgencyWilliam B. Travis Building1701 North Congress AvenueAustin, TX 78701-1494

Phone: (512) 463-9734

Fax: (512) 463-9838

TTY: (512) 475-3540

Email: teainfo@tea.state.tx.us or commissioner@tea.state.tx.us

Website: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/

 

Utah Utah State Office of Education250 East 500 SouthP.O. Box 144200Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4200

Phone: (801) 538-7500

Fax: (801) 538-7521

Email: mark.peterson@schools.utah.gov

Website: http://www.schools.utah.gov/

 

Vermont Vermont Department of Education120 State StreetMontpelier, VT 05620-2501Phone: (802) 828-3135

Fax: (802) 828-3140

TTY: (802) 828-2755

Email: doe-Edinfo@state.vt.us or maureen.start@state.vt.us

Website: http://www.education.vermont.gov/

 

Virginia Virginia Department of EducationP.O. Box 2120James Monroe Building101 North 14th Street

Richmond, VA 23218-2120

Phone: (804) 225-2420

Email: charles.pyle@doe.virginia.gov

Website: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/

 

Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (Washington)Old Capitol Building600 South WashingtonP.O. Box 47200

Olympia, WA 98504-7200

Phone: (360) 725-6000

Fax: (360) 753-6712

TTY: (360) 664-3631

Email: karen.conway@k12.wa.us

Website: http://www.k12.wa.us/

 

West Virginia West Virginia Department of EducationBuilding 6, Room 3581900 Kanawha Boulevard EastCharleston, WV 25305-0330

Phone: (304) 558-2681

Fax: (304) 558-0048

Email: dvermill@access.k12.wv.us

Website: http://wvde.state.wv.us/

 

Wisconsin Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction125 South Webster StreetP.O. Box 7841Madison, WI 53707-7841

Phone: (608) 266-3584

Toll-Free: (800) 441-4563

Fax: (608) 266-5188

TTY: (608) 267-2427

Email: michael.thompson@dpi.wi.gov

Website: http://dpi.wi.gov/

 

Wyoming Wyoming Department of EducationHathaway BuildingSecond Floor2300 Capitol Avenue

Cheyenne, WY 82002-0050

Phone: (307) 777-7675

Fax: (307) 777-6234

TTY: (307) 777-8546

Email: supt@educ.state.wy.us

Website: http://www.k12.wy.us

 

 

List of Territory Departments of Education

 

Territory Contact Information
American Samoa No records found.
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands No records found.
Federated States of Micronesia No records found.
Guam Guam Department of EducationFederal Programs DivisionP.O. Box DE312 Aspinall Avenue

Hagatna, GU 96932

Phone: (671) 475-0470

Fax: (671) 477-4587

Email: icsantos@gdoe.net or gicruz@gdoe.net

Website: http://www.gdoe.net/fedprograms/

Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Department of EducationP.O. Box 190759San Juan, PR 00919-0759Phone: (787) 759-2000

Fax: (787) 250-0275

Email: Nieves_C@de.gobierno.pr

Website: http://de.gobierno.pr/dePortal/Inicio/Inicio.aspx

Republic of Palau No records found.
Republic of the Marshall Islands No records found.
Virgin Islands Virgin Islands Department of Education1834 Kongens GadeCharlotte Amalie, VI 00802Phone: (340) 774-2810

Fax: (340) 779-7153

Email: lterry@doe.vi

Website: http://www.doe.vi/

Colleges and Universities

Colleges and universities are where the search starts to get exciting. To review, the strategy we’re following here is simply to go to the website and look at the jobs available.

Identify all of the colleges and universities in the area of the country in which you want to work. The best way of doing this is to use the following Wikipedia list. Wikipedia has the best lists so let’s review this one here quickly.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_universities_and_colleges_by_country

If you go to this link, you’ll see they have a list of universities and colleges by country. If you have some special sort of skill, you can apply to places in other countries if you teach something very specific and have a shot of getting a job there. Teachers job opportunities are everywhere.

For example, I lived in Bangkok, Thailand, when I was a teenager. I went to high school there for a year and there were tons of American teachers there. You can go to work in international schools and could be the “Teacher Jon” (or Jane) that the school needs. If you’re interested in teacher jobs, there are numerous places you can teach all over the world. Teacher job vacancies have no geographic boundaries.

Let’s look at California. You have a huge list of all of the different colleges. You can see also the California Community College Systems, which we’ll talk about in a minute.

Basically, you’ve got this list of private colleges and they are all different places you could work organized by country. They have rankings and subjects of study. I really like Wikipedia. They can show you all the different law schools if you’re an attorney, chiropractic schools if you’re a chiropractor, and so on. It’s amazing what kind of resources you can find here.

After browsing through these lists, find the colleges and universities you’re interested in then go to their websites. Just so you can get an understanding of how it works, this is UCLA. Assume for a moment you’re interested in working there. You’d first go to the UCLA website. You can see they have different schools there.

The UCLA website, for example, has a tab called “employment.”

In addition to campus jobs, you can find more UCLA employment opportunities at the hospital, the medical school, for recruitment, for fund-raising, and more. It’s just awesome how many jobs you can find when you start looking at what each school offers.

It’s important to keep in mind that a lot of these jobs won’t be advertised on the school’s website. You have to dig in and look at all of these as closely as you can. To do this, go to Wikipedia.

Another thing I recommend is performing Google searches for colleges or universities in the county where you live. For example, let’s do a quick search. Type in “Los Angeles County universities” or “Colleges and universities in Los Angeles County.” Look at this. It’s absolutely insane:

There are other lists you can use to find these schools. Most states have lists on their Department of Education websites. For example, look at Arizona’ site: AZED.gov.

I also recommend looking into unaccredited schools. It’s fascinating. This is a good list of unaccredited institutions of higher learning:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_unaccredited_institutions_of_higher_education

It’s still under construction, but I would keep checking back to see updates. It will obviously continue to improve over time.

Unaccredited schools could become accredited at any time, so it’s worth keeping an eye on.

Then, of course, there are always the U.S. News and World Report rankings located at: http://www.usnews.com/rankings.

There are colleges and universities all over. There may even be some in your own town that you don’t know about. What’s funny, especially in California where I’m located is there are a lot of unaccredited schools.

I remember several years ago, probably closer to ten years ago, I was sitting in an office building and talking to someone on the phone. He said to me that he was a student in this particular law school. I asked what law school and he said the name. I literally had never heard of it. It was in an office building that was a stone’s throw from where I was working. I had never heard of the law school. Be on the lookout for both unaccredited and accredited schools and know that there are schools all over that you may not know about.

In addition to looking for colleges and universities, you should look for trade schools. They have jobs for accountants, attorneys, architects, and pretty much any profession you can think of. To the extent you want to be very proactive in your job search, you need to look at pretty much every list of trade schools you possibly can. Chances are, several trade schools are located nearby.

This is a vocational school database: http://www.usnews.com/rankings.

A lot of this database is online and I haven’t found a good list that is public. I want to warn you that these tend to be lead generation sites. You can see there are places here that are advertised.

The for-profit education system is huge. As a matter of fact, the founder of the University of Phoenix is a billionaire, one of the richest men in the United States. I just want you to understand that when you’re looking at these lists, you need to be careful. None of these lists are complete. In some cases, people have to pay to be on these lists.

Trade schools may or may not advertise in different places online, but you should use these lists to the fullest extent possible. I’m cognizant of the fact that if you’re looking for a job, simply as a teacher, professor, or something, that you’re going to go to this site and look for other colleges and universities. Use these lists and even look at trade schools. There is a lot of available work depending on the geographic areas you choose.

Jobs in K–12

Finally, let’s consider lower level education. Now, many people look at private schools to find K–12 jobs. Again, there are lots of good lists for that. I am going to give you some links for private schools. Let’s look at a couple of them quickly.

Check out this list for accredited schools from all over the country: http://www.privateschoolreview.com/. This is a good searchable list.

Check out this list of schools as well: http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/schools/Default.aspx.

Wikipedia is a good source for lists of K-12 schools. Check out its listings for California, for example: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_high_schools_in_California. This list is broken down by all of the counties in California. Wikipedia does this for every state.

Remember, each of these schools, with the exception of some of the smaller ones, are going to have openings on an ongoing basis. The point is, to find a job, you have look at each of the schools in your region, and these links are awesome for doing that quickly.

If you want to save yourself time and look through a comprehensive database of education jobs for free, check out Granted.com. Created by our company after more than a year’s work, Granted is an excellent resource in your education job search, no matter what type of education job you’re looking for.

Conclusions

There are a myriad of jobs in the education sector that you can locate if you know where and how to look.

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