A bachelor of science in education will prepare you to become a teacher, or it may put you on the track to become an administrator, school counselor, or other position within the realm of education. After you complete a bachelor of science in education, you may choose to take the appropriate examinations and courses enter the workforce as a primary or secondary education teacher, or you may decide to go onto graduate school to pursue other positions within the realm of education. Most students who hold a bachelor of science in education are being trained to teach, or they have another specific path in mind. If you do not, it is time to decide what your interests are within the education field.
A teaching certification exam and courses must be taken after the bachelor of science in education is completed, which means a graduate from such a program can become qualified to teach in the specialized area he or she has chosen during the degree program matriculation. A person may have focused on elementary education, while another person may have focused on secondary education. Still others may have focused on a specific subject, such as English education or biology education. If you hold a specialized bachelor of science in education, you will be prepared to teach in that certain subject area.
Others who hold a bachelor of science in education choose to go onto graduate school to further their education. This is valuable for several reasons: first, obtaining a graduate degree will often place a teacher in a higher pay bracket; second, a graduate degree will make the student qualified for a wider array of positions in the education realm, such as administrative positions or counseling positions. You will need to choose what your goals are before entering grad school so you have a clearer understanding of what positions you will be qualified for once you finish the degree program.
You may choose to study a completely different field once you finish your bachelor's degree in education. The undergraduate work you do can prepare you for other fields, and you may pursue graduate work in a related or unrelated field, or you may obtain a job in a field outside of education. Other career fields value people with an undergraduate education, regardless of the specific field of study, and may be looking for job candidates who have experience and knowledge of education. Research positions are available, as are positions with non-profit organizations and child services.