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About the Guide

It’s not uncommon to want more than just a 9 to 5 job. If you’ve found yourself seeking a meaningful career that will allow you to make a positive impact on society, it’s time to consider going back to school to be a teacher. 

Whether you’ve been in the workforce for a while and you’re seeking a change, or you’ve recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree only to discover that careers in your chosen field aren’t your calling, it’s never too late to make the career switch to teaching. 

That’s why we created the guide Why Choose Teaching: The Benefits of a Career in Education. 

If you’re considering becoming a teacher, this guide will help you understand the benefits of being a teacher and highlight the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) with Initial Teacher Certification program at SHU. We’ll also cover the following important topics:


Tackling the teacher shortage: Good teachers are needed in Connecticut and across the US more than ever. Find out why and how you can help.


The top 5 job benefits for teachers: From making a difference to built-in job security you might not have known about, being a teacher has perks.


Teacher advancement opportunities: Being a teacher doesn’t limit you to the classroom. Opportunities for advanced and specialized work outside of the classroom are abundant.