The past three school years have made teachers rethink their careers. Many educators feel stuck and aren’t sure how to get out. Including myself. Because, I think we’re taught that we can’t leave, being an educator is supposed to be a lifetime career. How can you leave when you’re told you’re just a teacher?
So, I started researching educational companies and checking out if they had any roles that would fit my skill set. And they did! Instructional design, trainers, curriculum writing, etc. Of course, I encourage you to find positions that match your abilities, but these are good options.
I also applied to non-educational companies with the same roles, but I didn’t have much luck. I believe that transitioning from the classroom to an educational company will lead to more possibilities with non-educational companies.
But, because so many of us are feeling like it’s time to explore other options, I decided to share.
Below you’ll find the list of educational companies where former teachers should work. Some of the companies you are familiar with like PebbleGo or Learning A-Z have a parent company. So, I listed the parent companies and made a note.
Each company listed links directly to its career page.
Cambium Learning Group– Includes companies like Learning A-Z, Lexia, Kurzweil, and more
Capstone– Includes Pebble Go and more
Curriculum Associates-Includes companies like Mentoring Minds and i-Ready
McGraw Hill– Includes companies like Achieve3000
PowerSchool– Includes companies like Schoology
I hope this list is helpful and gives you hope that there are jobs available for us in corporate America. I’ve had interviews with a few of these companies and one hired me! I wish you all the luck in your future career.