S-Z

S l T l U l V l W l X l Y l Z

SECONDARY EDUCATION

Secondary Education majors study methods of teaching high school students as well as theories of how people learn, how to present material to pupils more effectively, and how schools are structured. Secondary Education majors learn to design courses of study, manage a classroom, develop effective teaching strategies, and design tests to measure learning outcomes.

Sample Job Functions and Job Titles

Note: Some positions may require additional education and/or training.

Communicating: Public Relations Specialist.

Counseling: College Counselor, Financial Aid Counselor, School Guidance Counselor, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, Youth Counselor.

Editing: Editor, Story Analyst.

Teaching: Adult Education Teacher, Correspondence School Teacher, Work-Study Coordinator, Technical Training Instructor, Tutor.

Selecting Educational Materials: Career Guidance Technician, Media Specialist for School Library, Young Adult Librarian.

Selling: Audiovisual Program Productions Sales, Playground Equipment Salesperson, College Representative, Psychological Test Salesperson, School Representative for educational materials and supplies.

Writing: Grant Writer, Journalist, Prose, Fiction, and Nonfiction Writer, Public Relations Writer.

Miscellaneous: Director of Education or Museum Educator, Equal Opportunity Representative, School Attendance Officer,Youth Minister.

Employers of Secondary Education Majors: Secondary Schools (Public and Private), Boards of Education, Colleges and Universities, Technical Schools, Community Organizations (YMCA, Red Cross), Correctional Institutions, Hospitals, Professional Associations, Day Care Centers, Consulting Firms, Bookstores, Software Companies, Government, Battered Women's Shelters, Mental Health Centers,Textbook Publishers, United Way Agencies, Museums, Professional Associations, Federal Government Agencies, Community Recreation Centers, Community Youth Centers.

Professional Association: American Federation of Teachers http://www.aft.org/

SOCIOLOGY

Sociology is the study of how people interact, form groups, and are affected by groups. Groups studied are of any size: a family, a cult, a community, or the total human society. The purpose of sociology is to find the cause of social problems and bring about change.

Sample Job Functions and Job Titles

Note: Some positions may require additional education and/or training.

Helping People: Career Counselor, Child or Family Welfare Caseworker, Family Therapist, Lawyer, Marriage Counselor, Minister, Probation/Parole Officer, Prison Counselor, Psychiatric Assistant, Rehabilitation Counselor, Social Worker, Substance Abuse Counselor.

Organizing Activities: Agency Program Director, Community Organization Worker, Political Campaign Manager, Public Health Educator, Public Housing Advisor, Recreation Center Director, Youth Organization Director.

Researching: City or Regional Planner, Demographer, Management Analyst, Market Research Analyst, Public Opinion Surveyor, Social Psychologist.

Teaching: Social Studies Teacher.

Miscellaneous: Administrative Assistant, Clinical Sociologist, Equal Opportunity Representative, Gerontologist, Health Officer, Hospital Administrator, Management Aide, Police Officer, Public Relations Representative.

Employers of Sociology Majors: Colleges and Universities, Federal, State and Local Governments, Community Agencies, Non-Profit Agencies, Mental Health Centers, Rehabilitation Agencies, Correctional Facilities, Peace Corps, Private Social Service Organizations, Public Assistance Agencies, Law Enforcement Agencies, Court Systems, Advocacy Groups.

Professional Association: American Sociological Association http://www.asanet.org/

SPANISH

Spanish majors study the structure, history, and literature of the Spanish Language. They receive fundamental training in the humanities and in Spanish literary and linguistic contexts as well as in cultural traditions.

Sample Job Functions and Job Titles

Note: Some positions may require additional education and/or training.

Business: Advertising Salesperson, Art Dealer, Hotel Services Salesperson, Importer or Exporter, International Banking Officer, Travelers Checks Salesperson.

Helping People: Concierge, Cruise Director, Employment Interviewer, Equal Opportunity Officer, Foreign Service Officer, International Student Advisor, Interpreter, Missionary, Passenger Service Representative, Police Officer, Tour Guide, Travel Agent.

Teaching: College Professor, Elderhostel Instructor, School Teacher, Tutor.

Writing: Editorial Assistant, Foreign Correspondent, Newswriter, Translator, Travel Writer.

Miscellaneous: Diplomat, International Conference Planner, Investment Analyst, Linguist, Museum Curator, Overseas Personnel Manager, Radio Announcer, Public Health Administrator.

Employers of Spanish Majors: Military, Library of Congress, United Nations, Overseas Dependents' Schools, Foreign News Agencies, Book Publishers, Banks and financial institutions, Tour Companies, Import/Export Companies, Cruise Lines, Airlines, Law Enforcement Agencies, Colleges and Universities, Public & Private Schools, U.S. Firm Operating in a Foreign Country.

Professional Associations: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages http://www.actfl.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1,

American Foreign Service Association http://www.afsa.org/

SPECIAL EDUCATION

Special Education majors study methods of teaching students with exceptional academic needs as well as studying theories of how people learn, how to present material to pupils most effectively, and how schools are structured. Special Education majors learn to design courses of study, manage a classroom, develop effective teaching strategies, and design tests to measure learning outcomes.

Sample Job Functions and Job Titles

Note: Some positions may require additional education and/or training.

Counseling: School Guidance Counselor, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, Youth Counselor.

Dealing with People: Administrative Assistant, Equal Opportunity Representative, School Attendance Officer, Volunteer Services Supervisor.

Teaching: College Professor, Elementary School Teacher, Special Education Teacher, Kindergarten Teacher, Preschool Teacher, Resource Teacher, Special Education Work-Study Coordinator, Teacher of Developmentally Disabled Teacher, Teacher of Gifted Students, Teacher of Hearing Impaired Students, Teacher of Students with Behavior Disorders, Teacher of Students with Learning Disabilities, Teacher of Visually Impaired Students, Tutor.

Editing: Editor, Story Analyst.

Selecting Educational Materials: Curriculum Coordinator, Media Specialist for School Library, Children's Librarian.

Selling: Communication Equipment Sales Representative, Education Courses Sales Representative, Playground Equipment Salesperson, Psychological Test and Industrial Relations Salesperson, School Representative for educational materials and supplies.

Writing: Grant Writer, Journalist, Prose, Fiction, and Nonfiction Writer, Public Relations Writer.

Employers of Special Education Majors: Elementary, Middle, and Secondary Schools (Public and Private), Day Care Centers, Boards of Education, Colleges and Universities, Technical Schools, Community Organizations (YMCA, Red Cross), Correctional Institutions, Hospitals, Professional Associations, Adult Day Care, Consulting Firms, Bookstores, Software Companies, Government, Mental Health Centers,Textbook Publishers, United Way Agencies, Museums, Professional Associations, Federal Government Agencies, Community Recreation Centers.

Professional Association: American Federation of Teachers http://www.aft.org/

SPEECH COMMUNICATION

Speech Communication majors study ways that people transfer information and ideas: indirectly, by means of mass media and directly, between individuals or groups. Messages are communicated by means of sound effects, light, color, movement, music, words written or spoken as well as other audio and video.

Sample Job Functions and Job Titles

Note: Some positions may require additional education and/or training.

Analyzing: Art or Film Critic, Market Research Analyst.

Helping People: Employment Counselor, Foreign Student Advisor, Interpreter for the Deaf, Job Development Specialist.

Performing: Actor, Comedian

Promoting: Director of Museum Education, Equal Opportunity Representative, Fund Raiser, Home Economics Specialist, Lobbyist or Legislative Advocate, Public Relations Specialist.

Selling: Advertising Salesperson, Booking Manager, Literary Agent, Printing Salesperson, Publications Salesperson.

Teaching: College Professor, Secondary or Middle School Speech and Drama Teacher.

Writing: Journalist (Newspaper or Magazine), Technical Writer.

Miscellaneous: Audiovisual Production Specialist, Editorial Cartoonist, Graphic Designer, Labor Relations Consultant, Personnel Recruiter, Photojournalist, Television Camera Operator, Travel Agent.

Employers of Speech Communication Majors: Advertising Agencies, Corporate Advertising Departments, Media Organizations, Publishers, Newspapers, Magazines, Colleges and Universities, National Public Radio, Public Relations Firms, Government Agencies, Labor Unions, Hospitals, Nonprofit Organizations, Software Companies, Industry, Theatre Groups.

Professional Association: Public Relations Society of America http://www.prsa.org/

SPORTS MEDICINE

The Sports Medicine major prepares students for entry into professional, medical, physical therapy, and athletic training fields. Popular career choices for sports medicine majors include preventive and rehabilitative exercise and wellness programs, positions in wellness and rehabilitation centers as well as positions in sports medicine clinics, corporate industry, and health and fitness centers.

Sample Job Functions and Job Titles

Note: Some positions may require additional education and/or training.

Corporate Fitness/Wellness: Director of Fitness Center, Resource Consultants in Fitness, Wellness, and Movement.

Selling: Marine Sport Supplies Salesperson, Sporting Goods Salesperson, Sports Recruiter, Sports Scout.

Therapy: Physical Therapist, Recreation Specialist, Sports Psychologist.

Writing and Editing: Editor of Sports Publication, Sports Editor of Newspaper, Sports Journalist.

Teaching: College Professor.

Training: Collegiate Athletic Team Trainer, High School Athletic Team Trainer, Personal Trainer, Sports Dietician, Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

Miscellaneous: Event Management Coordinator, Outreach Coordinator, Sports Agent, Sports Camp Director, Sports Consultant for Law Firm, Sports Marketing Specialist.

Employers of Sports Medicine Majors: Professional Sports Teams, Rehabilitation Facilities, Sports-Related Retail Stores, Community Recreation Centers, Health Maintenance Organizations, Sports Camps, College Athletic Teams, Public and Private Schools, Resorts, Hospitals, United States Olympic Training Center, Law Firms, National Amateur Sports Governing Bodies.

Professional Association: National Athletic Trainers Association http://www.nata.org/

THEATRE

Theatre majors study the methods, history, and the art of acting as well as the methods of stage and film production. The major includes broad study in the craft of acting as well as in professional production and a strong foundation in the liberal arts.

Sample Job Functions and Job Titles

Note: Some positions may require additional education and/or training.

Acting: Actor or Dramatic Reader, Comedian, Mime, Model, Puppeteer.

Directing: Choreographer, School Drama Director, Stage Manager, Stage Technician, Television Schedule Coordinator.

Evaluating: Artist and Repertoire Manager, Casting Director, Copyright Expert, Drama Critic,
Game Show Contestant Interviewer, Production Company Manager, Program Annotator, Theater Manager, Touring Manager.

Promoting: Advance Agent, Arts Administrator, Public Relations Representative.

Teaching: Acting Coach, College Professor, Drama Teacher.

Writing: Comedy Writer, Continuity Writer, Playwright, Scriptwriter.

Employers of Theatre Majors: Colleges and Universities, Public, Private, and Parochial Schools, Production Companies, Self-Employed (Actor, Costume/Set Designer) Theatre.

Professional Association: International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists http://www.iatse-intl.org,

Actors Equity Association http://www.actorsequity.org/

WORKFORCE EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT

Workforce Education & Development majors develop skills in instructional planning, delivery, and evaluation at secondary and postsecondary levels. The Secondary Career-Technical Education track prepares students to teach in high school classrooms and provide youth with an understanding of American industry. It is a general education subject designed to give students exploratory experience in the classroom and laboratory. The Training and Development track prepares students to teach vocational and technical subjects at vocational and technical education centers. Students may also pursue careers in employee training and development in the private sector.

Sample Job Functions and Job Titles

Note: Some positions may require additional education and/or training.

Administrative Areas: Administrative Assistant, Equal Opportunity Representative, Volunteer Services Supervisor, Technical Writer.

Teaching: Industrial Arts Teacher, Technology Instructor, Adult Education Teacher, Correspondence School Teacher, Research Assistant, Special Education Work-Study Coordinator, Technical Training Instructor, Director of Vocational Programs.

Computer Areas: CAD Designer, CNC/NC Programmer, Computer Design, Graphic Design Supervisor, Media Specialist.

Food Industry: Baker/Chef.

Sales: Audiovisual Program Productions Sales Rep., College Representative, Education Courses Sales Representative, Payground Equipment Sales Representative, Technical Sales Representative, Sales Engineer.

Machine Work: Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Mechanic, Automobile Mechanic, Automotive Collision Repair/Refinishing Technician, Machinist.

Technical Work: Architectural Drafter, Cabinetmaker, Automotive Technician, Cement Mason, Electrician, Construction Manager, Manufacturing Management, Production Manager, Distribution Manager, Quality Control Manager, Manufacturing Technologist.

Employers of Workforce Education & Development Majors: Colleges and Universities, Middle and Secondary Schools, Technical Schools, Graphic Design Companies, Manufacturers, Correctional Institutions, Hospitals, Museums, Consulting Firms, Software Companies, Government Agencies, Non-profit Agencies.

Professional Association: Association for Career and Technical Education http://www.acteonline.org/