Resources for Education Majors

Looking for inspiration, advice, or new ideas? We’ve compiled a list of 150+ websites and resources useful for education majors. Whether you’re considering majoring in education, about to start student teaching or are already on the teaching job market, this page has you covered!


Teachers’ Rights

Deciding to teach no longer means you have to check all your First Amendment rights at classroom door. Before your start your teaching career, make sure you know your rights as an educator:

Education Websites We Like

  • Cult of Pedagogy – A vibrant, encouraging, stimulating community of teachers that support each other toward excellence.
  • Hey Teach! – The resources to thrive—and the laughs to survive—as an educator.
  • Madly Learning – Ontario teacher and blogger Patti shares tips and fun photos for educators on this Instagram account.
  • Teacher Thought – 25 helpful tips to reduce teacher burnout and maintain a happy career!
  • TED-ed – This education-focused YouTube channel includes videos that can serve as in-class instructional supplements or help teachers like you develop ideas for classroom instruction.
  • We Are Teachers – An inspirational site sharing practical classroom ideas, the best freebies and giveaways, and teacher-to-teacher advice and humor. 

Helpful Articles & Resources

  • 15 Resources on Creating Inclusive Classrooms – Check out these 15 resources designed to create an inclusive classroom that engages all students while providing supports and accommodations for those with learning disabilities and a wide range of learning modalities.
  • 25 Virtual Classroom Games and Activities – Create a sense of community within a virtual class with any of these fun and engaging classroom games and activities. Added bonus: teachers build stronger relationships with their students, and offer a break for students to relax and retain more of what they learned.
  • 50 Self Care Ideas and Activities – Whether you only have five minutes or a full hour, this list of self-care ideas will make a difference in your health, mood and mindset! 
  • Angela Watson’s Truth for Teachers – A weekly podcast covering an array of topics, from guidance and motivation to tips for self-care, ideas for distance learning scenarios, and more!
  • Common Sense Education – This YouTube channel helps educators teach students how to develop good digital citizenship skills.
  • Edutopia – With content for PK-12 educators, this YouTube channel offers a vast array of tips, from group learning strategies to social and emotional skills for teachers.
  • Learn Around the World – Take your classrooms around the world on guided, virtual experiences and learn about new cultures, history, and natural wonders.
  • Popplet – This tool helps students think visually by allowing them to connect images with facts and ideas.
  • Resources Toolkit for New Teachers – Edutopia offers an array of articles, videos, and other resources that are chock-full of tips and advice for teachers just starting out.
  • Richard Byrne – Technology tips for educators, from creating videos for lesson to how to use storyboards in the “virtual” classroom to using Google Earth and Google Meet.
  • Science Underground – Explore the world of science in the time it takes you to drink your morning coffee!
  • Six Co-Teaching Strategies – Introduction to the six co-teaching strategies as implemented by the Rural Teacher Residency at the CSU, Chico School of Education
  • The Student Teaching Survival Guide – Solid advice for making the most of your student teaching experience, including prepping for the classroom to building relationships with other teachers, administrators, and students.
  • Teachers Aid – An online radio show that focuses on providing social and emotional support for the very personal challenges teachers face.
  • Teach Thought – Compiled by Teach Thought, this list of 23 books can help educators teach diversity to elementary and middle school students.

Ongoing Professional Development

  • CE Credits Online – This online CE provider offers graduate-level courses for both new and experienced K-12 teachers and administrators.
  • Discovery Education – Helping educators bring education into the 21st Century with courses that examine leadership literacy, math and STEM education along with the integration of technology and standards into the modern classroom.
  • Education World – This professional educator’s website is packed with resources! Professional development topics include expert interviews, new teacher advising, strategies that work and a problem-solving archive.
  • Edutopia – Organized by grade level and subject, Edutopia offers K-12 teacher-preparation resources through blogs, videos, case studies, and success-driven teaching solutions.
  • Microsoft Educator Community – This Microsoft-sponsored community is comprised of 1.6 million members from around the globe to network and receive training, lesson plans and professional development courses. 
  • My Learning Partners – This site offers many great resources for professional development that educators can do from the comfort of their own homes.
  • Office of Innovation and Improvement – Operated by the U.S. Department of Education, this program is devoted to improving instruction and administration across all levels of education. The department’s Teacher Quality Partnership (TQP) Grant Program offers grants to support teacher/administrator career development programs.
  • PBS TeacherLine – TeacherLine offers graduate education credits through partner institutions for its online teacher development courses based on standards- and research-based methodology.
  • ReadWriteThink – K-12 educators are invited to take advantage of publications, networking opportunities, and training through ReadWriteThink. The site provides access to strategy guides, online seminars and self-paced learning “investigations.”
  • Scholastic – Scholastic offers professional development through courses and institutes, instructional coaching, case studies, and a literacy leadership academy.
  • SimpleK12 – An online professional development site geared toward helping educators inspire their students, engage their learners, perfect their craft, and share their experiences to help others do the same.
  • TeachersFirst – The Professional Resource section offers strategies and tools for assessing student populations along with informative articles on topics such as bullying, school violence, and study skills development.
  • TeacherVision – Join TeacherVision’s for advice, lesson plans and advanced degree preparation. Key categories include teaching strategies, survival tips, classroom and behavior management, a teacher’s reference library and career/job development resources.
  • Teachers Network – Find lesson plans and suggestions for tailoring teaching styles to best reach students’ learning styles with the array of how-to articles written by professional educators and offered in coordination with the Web Mentors Teacher Helpline.
  • Teachnology – Members can receive more than 50,000 downloadable lesson plans, worksheets, timesavers and student evaluation packages.


Stay in the know with journals focused on the economic, political, social and cultural issues in teaching and education.

  • American Educational Research Journal – Scholarly articles, research studies, and articles on social and institutional analysis form the backbone of this journal focused on the economic, political, social and cultural issues in teaching and education.
  • Journal of Educational Psychology – Published by the American Psychological Association, the Journal publishes scholarly research, findings and articles concerning the gamut of education affecting people of all ages and levels of learning. Publications include reviews of educational psychology literature.
  • Journal of Effective Teaching – The Journal is a peer-reviewed digital publication focused on fostering teaching excellence in universities and colleges. Scholarly articles address pedagogy, teaching and learning innovations. The publication is supported by the Center for Teaching Excellence at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
  • Journal of Higher Education – The JHE is a leading publisher of scholars across the career process, featuring articles on the impact of higher education from a range of theoretical perspectives and disciplinary focus.
  • Learning and Teaching – This peer-reviewed journal examines education through the lens of the social sciences. Topics include social policy, curriculum, academic identity, politics, anthropology and criminology.
  • The Review of Higher Education – The Review, published quarterly by Johns Hopkins University Press, features peer-reviewed articles, literature reviews and research findings tailored for scholars, public policymakers and academic leaders.

Education & Teaching Internships

As graduation nears, internships are a great way to boost your skills, training, and experience before you start your first teaching job.

How to apply for teaching positions

Resume & Cover Letter Examples

Job Search Tools

Teaching Associations

Online Communities for Future Teachers

  • A to Z Teacher Stuff – Education students can ask questions in this judgment-free, online forum. There are also plenty of tips, printable worksheets, downloadable teaching materials, lesson plans, and more!
  • Classroom 2.0 – Network with over 800,000 members via online forums, groups, and blogs.
  • EducatorsCONNECT – Join this online community where teachers network, share lesson plans and teaching tips. Site includes blogs, workshops, employment resources, chats and forums.
  • Educator’s Networking International – This Facebook group is an excellent resource for teachers to reach out to one another and receive moral support. The group also focuses on innovative technology and education-related jobs around the world.
  • EdWeb – Create your own professional learning community to exchange ideas, resources, webinars, and more!
  • The Educator’s PLN – This personal learning network for educators hosts forums, discussion boards, groups, blogs and social media resources. 
  • reddit – Crowd source your questions and get insights from future colleagues on these reddit threads. 
  • Teach Learn Lead – This site helps educators to connect with other remarkable people, events and places along the educational continuum.
  • Teaching Resources – Created by a retired teacher, this Facebook group is full of resources for teachers of grades 2 to 6, and includes many ready-to-use resources and printables for teachers to implement in their classrooms immediately.
  • – Join teachers from around the globe in this chat forum for advice communicating on hot industry topics. The site offers boards for various types of teachers at all grade levels.
  • Teaching Channel – On Pinterest, this thriving online community is a great space for teachers to watch, share, and learn diverse techniques to help every student grow.
  • Upper Elementary Teacher Connection – Collaborate and connect with other upper elementary school educators in this closed Facebook group, where teachers share strategies and support each other.
  • Waterford Resources – This site offers an array of resources for teachers across the board, from seasonal fun and educational activities to ways to celebrate International Children’s Book Day to tips for celebrating Earth Day.

Education scholarships

Education scholarship listings

Individual scholarships for education majors


  • All Conferences – This global conference directory lists hundreds of conferences for professional networking and career development in education.

Education Trends

Stay current on the latest news and trends going on in the world of education!

  • Current Issues in Education – This peer-reviewed academic journal from Arizona State University that focuses on timely education topics both internationally and locally.
  • Education Week – Enjoy news and insights from early childhood though K-12 education.
  • Diverse – Stay updated on news, insights, and information on diversity in America’s higher education system.
  • Education Trends – From technological advancements to the science of learning, this podcast brings educators top news, trends, and the future of higher education.
  • Edutopia – This trade publication is full of research, teaching strategies, and updates on education trends for grades K-12.
  • Education World – Education World offers a wealth of information on issues, trends, reform, and recent research. Added bonus: quick and easy lesson plans for teachers.