About This Cluster
Jobs in the education career cluster involve planning, managing and providing education and training services, and related learning support services. The regular responsibilities of someone in the education sector would include a classroom environment. Often working with students, parents, families and community members. Using computer software programs such as: word, excel, presentation software, other educational software, like an electronic gradebook for example. School administrators also have responsibilities for short and long term planning and the management of money/finances and human and other resources.
Skills and Interests
|Instructing||Teaching others how to do something.|
|Reading Comprehension||Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.|
|Speaking||Talking to others to convey information effectively.|
|Active Listening||Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.|
|Critical Thinking||Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.|
|Learning Strategies||Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.|
|Monitoring||Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.|
|Writing||Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.|
|Social Perceptiveness||Being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do.|
|Active Learning||Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.|
|Coordination||Adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions.|
|Judgment and Decision Making||Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.|
|Complex Problem Solving||Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.|
|Service Orientation||Actively looking for ways to help people.|
|Systems Analysis||Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.|
|Systems Evaluation||Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.|
|Time Management||Managing one’s own time and the time of others.|
|Social||Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.|
|Artistic||Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.|
|Investigative||Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.|
|Conventional||Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.|
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Northern New York Community Foundation Scholarships
Applications for academic year 2020-2021 Freshman Scholarships will be accepted through Wednesday, April 15, 2020. Applications for academic year 2020-2021 Nontraditional Scholarships are accepted through Monday, June 1, 2020.
Since 1980, the Northern New York Community Foundation has awarded more than $18 million in scholarships to students from Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties.
The Community Foundation annually awards scholarships to:
- High school seniors for their freshman year in college or technical school. Full-time enrollment is required for a one-year award.
- High school juniors in St. Lawrence County who will plan to pursue careers in STEM-related fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) are encouraged to apply for a one-year award.
- Nontraditional students for any year of college or vocational, trade and technical school are also available. Part-time or full-time enrollment is required, and applicants must live in Jefferson, Lewis or St. Lawrence county. Applicants may reapply each year.
Scholarships, which can average up to $2,000, are available from three programs the Community Foundation administers:
- Northern New York Community Foundation Scholarships — Awarded to students in liberal arts.
- Herring College Memorial Scholarships — Awarded to students in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and related fields.
- Visiting Nurse Association Scholarships — Awarded to students in nursing and health-related fields.
The Community Foundation also stewards more than 300 restricted scholarships through funds that individual donors have established.
Career and Technical Education Programs:
St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES:
Local College / University Majors:
- Early Childhood (A.S.) (Jefferson Community College)
- Early Childhood (A.A.S.) (Jefferson Community College)
- Childhood/Early Childhood Education (SUNY Potsdam)
- Childhood Education (MST) (SUNY Potsdam)
- Adolescence Education (BS & MST) (SUNY Oswego)
- Childhood Education (BS & MST) (SUNY Oswego)
- Vocational Teacher Preparation (SUNY Oswego)
- Educational Leadership (SUNY Oswego)
- Early Childhood – Childhood Education Program (SUNY Fredonia)
- Special Education & Childhood Education Combined Program (SUNY Plattsburgh)
Earnings and Outlook
The National Bureau of Labor statistics counted about 8.7 million jobs in the SOC occupations that are assigned to the education and training cluster. Median annual wages for these occupations ranged from $24,000 for teacher assistants to $105,080 for postsecondary law teachers.
Education Median Hourly Rate by Job
- New York State United Teachers
- New York State Teacher Certification Examinations
- Office of teaching Initiatives- Higher Education- New York State
- New York State Education Department
- Engage NY
- Administration and Administrative Support
- Professional Support Services