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"Every job that I applied for, I was offered a position."

Our graduates get jobs! One survey respondent wrote: "Every job that I applied for, I was offered a position." Students who pursue teacher certification in French or Spanish are often hired as soon as they can finish courses. Elementary education majors know how important it is to be fluent in a second language as they prepare to teach in our nation's many bilingual schools. The average teacher pay in the US is now $46,597 and 83% of teachers say they are satisfied with their jobs. Employment for teachers is projected to grow, and foreign languages are a critical shortage area in New Hampshire and many other states. Forty percent of public school teachers are expected to retire within the next five years. Besides teaching, other graduates have gone into Peace Corps work in Africa , social services, media relations, marketing, or a variety of other fields. They enroll in graduate programs at Middlebury, Lesley University , the University of Connecticut , and many other institutions. A Bachelor of Arts in French or Spanish or a minor in these languages or German can open many doors.