The department prepares individuals for careers teaching in public, private, or Adventist schools from preschool through grade 12.

The job outlook for teachers in the 21st century is excellent. The demand for teachers is expected to increase as the current group of baby-boomer teachers begin to retire. The PUC Department of Education provides a placement service that assists candidates' entry into the teaching profession. Part of the service includes arranging for interviews with prospective employers during the final year in the program.

Early Childhood Education graduates also have an excellent job outlook, with an increasingly high demand for qualified educators in this field.

Projected Earnings

Starting salaries for elementary and secondary teachers range from $34,000-$40,000 with experienced personnel receiving salaries up to $75,000 when they serve as mentor teachers or resource specialists in the public school system. Wages for preschool teachers and directors vary depending on education and experience.