Center for Career Development – University of Tennessee

University of Tennessee – Center for Career Development

Education Access and Achievement


“While many reform efforts are aimed at K-12 public education, numerous organizations – including for-profit start-ups – are focused on disrupting the higher education space, especially through the strategic use of technology and data. Increasingly, school districts and other organizations are recognizing the value of managerial skills in overseeing non-academic functions in education, making education an attractive field for leaders passionate about making a difference in education from places other than the classroom.”

– Net Impact. Continue reading about this impact area here.

White House on Education Issues
Learn more about education issues in America.

Tennessee Education Association
Issues & advocacy resources for Tennessee

United Way of Greater Knoxville
10 year goals for education in greater Knoxville community


A career in Education reform can take many paths. Some options include:

  • Early childhood education
  • K-12 education
  • Out-of-school time
  • College access and support
  • Higher education

Depending on the path of interest, your academic and training requirements may include an education certification and classroom time. However, within this growing field, you may now choose between various paths for obtaining these qualifications – i.e. education majors and graduate programs at universities and colleges and alternative certification and training programs.

Some education reform fields may require a different set of standards – e.g. Higher Education most commonly requires a graduate degree in disciplines such as Higher Education Administration or College Student Personnel.

Learn more about academic career fields in education and requirements  here.

University of Tennessee Initiatives

College of Education, Health and Human Sciences

Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy

Multicultural Student Life

Student Success Center

Local Organizations and Opportunities

Area Schools

Great Schools Partnership

Knox County Schools

Project Grad Knoxville

United Way of Greater Knoxville

TN Achieves

National Experiential and Training Programs


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