Teaching and Education (K-12)

Any PhD, especially humanities and social science PhDs, can pursue a career in secondary education at a private or independent school. They can also pursue related fields, such as tutoring, administration, or curriculum development. Someone with an interest in teaching children, and willingness to teach outside his/her specialization will find this career especially rewarding. Though the salary can be modest, there is ample opportunity for advancement, and if interested in further credentialing, PhDs can advance to Principal or other leadership positions. For more details on this career path, see NCA's Teaching and Educational Institutions page. 

Career Exploration
(Year 1-2)
Core Competency Development
(Year 2-4)
Job Search
(Year 5+)

Various Career Panels and Speakers through TGS

One-on-One Appointments through NCA

Conduct an Informational Interview

Subscribe to Relevant Publications 

Attend NU Club Events

TGS Resources for New Students

NCA List of External Career Resources

GEO Community Practicum and Engagement Workshop

NEXT Externship Program

Explore Versatile PhD


Fellowship in Leadership 

One-on-One Counseling and Consultation through Center of Leadership 

Speaking and Presenting

RSG Research Communication Program

CLIMB Communication Resources for Scientists

Advanced Professional and Presentation Skills for Graduate Students Seminar


CIERA's STEM Reach for the Stars GK-12 Program

New TA Conference 

Teaching Observations, Consultations and Workshops

New TA Conference Workshop Leader

Teaching Certificate Program

WCAS/TGS Teaching Fellowship 

Graduate Teaching Fellows Program 

Writing and Research

Fellowship Proposal Writing Workshops and Consultations

Interdisciplinary Graduate Assistantships

Dissertation Bootcamp

Ongoing Writing Workshops

Graduate Writing One-on-One Consultations

Graduate Writing Fellows at The Writing Place

Kaplan Institute Affiliates Program

Kaplan Institute Research Workshops

Revisit NCA's Information on Teaching and Educational Institutions Page

NCA and TGS Workshops on Teaching Philosophy, Cover Letters, etc.

Create a CareerCat Profile

One-on-One Appointments through NCA

TGS List of External Resources for the Job Market