Volunteer programs, funding & fellowship options, careers

Ed-related Volunteer Programs at/thru Notre Dame


           ESS prepares students for a wide range of careers and further study in education and education-related fields. Check out these resources for more information.  (This is by no means an exhaustive list, but simply a place to start.)


Certification and Graduate School

Alternative Routes to Certification
Several graduate schools and organizations offer alternative pathways to certification and placement in schools. Details and requirements differ by organization. A few programs that our graduates have pursued are included below.

IES Predoctoral Studies in Education
The Institute of Education Sciences has funded several interdisciplinary programs in education at various graduate schools of education to encourage interdisciplinary research on education. Entry into these programs differs by institution, with graduate students entering into the interdisciplinary program during their first or second year of graduate school.

2021 Top Graduate Schools of Education (per US News and World Report)

Where Our Graduates Are

Each year ESS graduates move on to graduate school, service opportunities, jobs in business, the education sector and beyond.

Here's where our 2020 graduates are headed:

  • Assistant, L'Arche (Washington, DC)
  • Client Services Analyst, Dimensional Fund Advisors (Charlotte, NC)
  • Education Consultant, Huron Consulting (Chicago, IL)
  • Graduate School, School Psychology, Teachers College Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • Healthcare Consulting Analyst, Huron Consulting (Chicago, IL)
  • Internship, KIPP Schools (New Orleans, LA)
  • Management Development Program, Curriculum Associates (Boston, MA)
  • Management Fellow, Cancer Treatment Centers of America (Chicago, IL)
  • Master's of Education - ACE Teaching Fellow (3rd Grade, Detroit, MI)
  • Master's of Education - ACE Teaching Fellow (2nd Grade, Los Angeles, CA)
  • Master's of Education - ACE Teaching Fellow (MS Math, Los Angeles, CA)
  • Master's of Education - ACE Teaching Fellow (3rd Grade, Santa Ana, CA)
  • Master's of Education - ACE Teaching Fellow (MS Math, Washington, DC)
  • Military Service (South Korea) followed by graduate school
  • Teaching Fellow, Urban Teachers (Baltimore, MD)
  • Teaching, Education First (Shenzhen, China)
  • Teaching, Great Hearts Academy (Kindergarten, Fort Worth, TX)
  • Teaching, Notre Dame School of Milwaukee (8th grade Social Studies and Language Arts, Milwaukee, WI)
  • Volunteer, Catholic Social Worker (New York, NY)

Here's what our 2019 graduates are pursuing:

  • Educational Research Assistant - Child Trends, Bethesda, MD
  • Education Research, American Enterprise Institute - Washington, D.C.
  • Fulbright English Teaching Assistant - Spain
  • Fulbright Research - India
  • Graduate School - University of Notre Dame
  • Intern, LA Rams - Los Angeles, CA
  • Intern, U.S. Senate - Washington, D.C.
  • Loyola University LUCHOICE (Loyola's ACE)
  • Master’s in Business Analytics - Mendoza College, Notre Dame, IN
  • Master's in Child Development (Infancy & Administration) - Erikson Institute, Chicago, IL
  • Master's in Early Childhood Education - Teachers College, Columbia, NYC
  • Master's in Education – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Master's in Elementary Education - Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
  • Master’s in Social Work - University of Denver
  • Master's in Early Elementary Inclusive Education - Teachers College, Columbia University, NYC
  • Master's of Applied Math - University of Notre Dame, Indiana
  • Master's of Education -ACE - Elementary, Austin, TX
  • Master's of Education -ACE - Elementary, Denver, CO
  • Master's of Education -ACE - Elementary, St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN
  • Master's of Education -ACE - Elementary, Washington, D.C.
  • Master's of Education -ACE - Elementary, Stockton, CA
  • Master's of Education -ACE - HS English, Chicago, IL
  • Master's of Education -ACE - HS English, New Orleans, LA
  • Master's of Education -ACE - MS Math, Tulsa, OK
  • Master's of Education -ACE - MS Science, Mission, TX
  • Medical School - GW University, Washington, D.C.
  • Medical School - Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
  • Montessori Teaching Assistant - South Bend, IN
  • Psychology Lab Manager - University of Illinois
  • Technology Consultant - Deloitte's Government Practice, Chicago, IL

Other places our graduates are employed