UGA Specific Information for Elementary Education

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Class of 2021 Career Outcomes for Elementary Education*

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Employers/Position Title Reported by Class of 2021 Elementary Education majors

The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2021 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Employer Position Title(s)
Atlanta Montessori International School Teacher
Atlanta Public Schools Teacher
Barrow County Kindergarten Teacher
Barrow County Kindergarten Teacher
Barrow County 1st Grade Teacher
Bartow County Teacher
Big Creek Distillery Owner
Buford Academy Paraprofessional
Cherokee County EBD Special Education Paraprofessional
Cherokee County 4th Grade Teacher
Cherokee County 5th Grade Teacher
Clarke County Teacher
Clarke County First Grade Teacher
Clarke County 1st Grade Teacher
Columbia County Long Term Substitute Teacher
Elbert County 5th Grade Teacher
Forsyth County Teacher
Forsyth County 2nd Grade Teacher
Gwinnett County Teacher
Gwinnett County Elementary Teacher
Gwinnett County 3rd Grade Teacher
Gwinnett County Korean Teachers
Gwinnett County Teacher
Gwinnett County Kindergarten Teacher
Henry County Teacher
Henry County 5th Grade Teacher
Henry County Teacher
Jackson County Second Grade Teacher
Jasper County Teacher
JJ Harris Elementary Teacher
Kelly Services Long-term Substitute 4th Grade Teacher
King County 5th Grade Teacher
Mesa Airlines Flight Attendant
Mimosa Elementary Lead Teacher
Mount Pisgah Christian School First Grade Teacher
Nanny Elite Agency Nanny
Oconee County Third Grade Teacher
Oconee County Primary School Teacher
Oconee County Student Teacher
Oglethorpe County Long-term Substitute
Reform University Fellowship Campus Intern
Teach for America Elementary School Teacher
Teach for America Corps Member
Timothy Road Elementary 3rd Grade Elementary School
Tolbert Elementary Teacher
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*Source: Areas above marked with an Asterisk (*) have been created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The "Employers Hiring...," "Job Titles of...," "Career Outcomes for...," and "Graduate/Professional Schools and Programs..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2020 Graduates. The lists are not exhaustive and therefore do not represent all potential career options. Click here for more detailed Career Outcomes information regarding this major.

Graduate/Professional Schools attended by Class of 2021 Elementary Education majors

The information below represents graduate/professional schools and programs reported through the Class of 2020 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Graduate School Program(s)
Aceable Agent Real Estate Certification, Certificate
University of Georgia Science in Elementary Education, Master's
University of Georgia Elementary Education, M.Ed
University of Georgia Elementary Education, BSEd
University of Georgia Elementary Education, MEd
University of Georgia Elementary Education, MEd
University of Georgia Education, MEd
University of Georgia Elementary Education, MEd
University of Georgia Elementary Education, Master's
University of Georgia Education, MEd
University of Georgia Elementary education, Master's
University of Georgia Elementary Education, MEd
University of Georgia Early Education, M.Ed
University of Georgia Education, Master's
University of Georgia Elementary Education, Master's
University of Georgia Elementary Education, MEd
University of Georgia Education, Master's
University of Georgia Education, Master's
University of Georgia Elementary education, Master's
University of Georgia Education, Master's
University of Georgia Elementary Education, MEd
University of Georgia Elementary Education, M.Ed
University of Georgia Elementary Education, MEd
University of Georgia Elementary Education, Master's
University of Georgia Higher Education Administration, MEd
University of Georgia Elementary Education, Master's
University of Georgia Elementary Education, MEd
University of Georgia Elementary Education, M.Ed
University of Georgia Elementary Education, MEd
University of Georgia Early Childhood Education, MEd
University of Georgia Elementary education, Master's
University of Georgia Elementary education, Master's
University of Georgia Educational Theory and Practice, Master's
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