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Life After Linfield

Our advising doesn’t stop when you finish our program.

We work diligently to ensure that you obtain your teaching license in a timely manner and gain the job-seeking skills you need to be competitive in the job market – whether you hope to teach close to home, in the Alaskan bush or overseas.

In addition, we provide a bridge to your master’s degree work through advising and guest speakers in our student teaching seminar courses.

Our graduates teach across the United States, including:

  • Alaska: Anchorage, Juneau, Palmer, Sitka, St. Michael
  • Arizona: Phoenix
  • California: Bakersfield, Concord, Alameda
  • Colorado: Fort Collins, Greenwood Village
  • Hawaii: Ewa Beach, Kapolei, Honolulu, Makakilo
  • Oklahoma: Sayre
  • Oregon: Astoria, Beaverton, Bend, Canby, Gresham, McMinnville, Portland, Sherwood, Tigard, Woodburn
  • Utah: Lehi
  • Washington: Bellevue, Kent, Port Orchard, Renton, Snoqualmie

Our graduates teach around the world too, including:

  • Chile
  • China
  • Czech Republic
  • Ecuador
  • France
  • Guatemala
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Thailand

Additional career opportunities

As well as earning a license to teach in the state of Oregon, a B.S. or B.A. in education opens up paths to other career opportunities such as:

  • School or career counselor
  • School or district administrator (Principal, Superintendent, etc.)
  • Instructional coordinator
  • Librarian
  • Writer or editor
  • Curriculum designer
  • Technical writer
  • Test developer
  • Educational nonprofit employee
  • College or university teacher
  • Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  • School psychologist

Linfield's Department of Education

Alumni Profiles

The top of Pioneer Hall through cherry blossoms.
Portrait of Kalkidan Crapper '19.
The top of Pioneer Hall through cherry blossoms.
Pairing Art with Science
Kalkidan Crapper '19 is a fourth-grade teacher who believes every kid should have the chance to learn about science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). She tries to incorporate these topics into class a little bit each day.
Sandy Cameli book signing
Sandy Cameli headshot
Sandy Cameli book signing
Paying it Forward
"Leading and learning are cornerstones of my professional life!"
Pioneer Hall through the trees
Marissa Rathbone
Pioneer Hall through the trees
Passionate about educating the whole child
"Linfield provided a dynamic learning environment that allowed me to explore my interests, develop new skills and ideas, and establish lasting relationships."
Miller Woods Conservation field
Rebecca Kunz
Miller Woods Conservation field
From study abroad to permanent residence
"I'm grateful not only for the opportunities that Linfield provided me and the wonderful memories I have, but also the lasting friendships that I formed during my years at Linfield."