The Lubbock Christian University School of Education is proud to announce that 100 percent of its Dec. 2013 and May 2014 graduates have found jobs in their field. While the School of Education regularly sees 96 to 98 percent of its undergraduates find jobs, these recent graduates are part of a record number who have found jobs immediately after graduation.
Dr. David Boyer, Dean of the School of Education, and Wanda Dyess, School of Education Director of Certification, said that they saw the largest group of elementary education undergraduates with a total of 33.
Boyer said that in previous years students struggled finding jobs after graduation due to many districts being under a hiring freeze due to the economy. Now that the economy is in an upswing, students can go straight into the workforce. This transition not only lessens the pressure of looming school loans, but also reflects the value of their education.
“Many schools seek out LCU graduates because of the reputation that both the university and the School of Education hold,” Boyer said.
He also recalled that he received phone calls from several Lubbock ISD schools seeking to hire LCU graduates even after the new 2014-15 school year began.
Boyer and Dyess said that the School of Education sees 50 percent of its undergraduates move up to positions in administration and that 25 percent of undergraduates return to obtain a graduate degree.