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Multicultural Education

2 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
111 Master's Degrees Annually
#75 in Popularity
$58,110 Median Salary

Types of Degrees Multicultural Education Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many multicultural education graduations there were in 2018-2019 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 111
Graduate Certificate 92
Basic Certificate 13
Doctor’s Degree 8
Bachelor’s Degree 2

What Multicultural Education Majors Need to Know

People with careers related to multicultural education were asked what knowledge areas, skills, and abilities were important for their jobs. They weighted these areas on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the highest.

Knowledge Areas for Multicultural Education Majors

Multicultural Education majors often go into careers in which the following knowledge areas are important:

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  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Psychology - Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.

Skills for Multicultural Education Majors

A major in multicultural education prepares you for careers in which the following skill-sets are crucial:

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  • Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Abilities for Multicultural Education Majors

A major in multicultural education will prepare for your careers in which the following abilities are important:

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  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.

What Can You Do With a Multicultural Education Major?

People with a multicultural education degree often go into the following careers:

Job Title Job Growth Rate Median Salary
Tutors 9.9% NA

Who Is Getting a Bachelor’s Degree in Multicultural Education?

2 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
100% Percent Women
0% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of multicultural education majors is as follows:

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Multicultural Education Students with Bachelor's Degrees
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 1
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

Geographic Diversity

Students from other countries are interested in Multicultural Education, too. About 50.0% of those with this major are international students.

How Much Do Multicultural Education Majors Make?

Salaries According to BLS

Multicultural Education majors often go into careers with median salaries of $58,110. This median refers to all degree levels, so the salary for a person with just a bachelor’s degree may be a little less and the one for a person with an advanced degree may be a little more.

To put that into context, according to BLS data from the first quarter of 2020, the typical high school graduate makes between $30,000 and $57,900 a year (25th through 75th percentile). The average person with a bachelor’s degree (any field) makes between $45,600 and $99,000. Advanced degree holders make the most with salaries between $55,600 and $125,400.

Median Salary for a Multicultural Education Major  58,110
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Some degrees associated with multicultural education may require an advanced degree, while others may not even require a bachelor’s in the field. In general, the more advanced your degree the more career options will open up to you. However, there is significant time and money that needs to be invested into your education so weigh the pros and cons.

How much schooling do you really need to compete in today’s job market? People currently working in careers related to multicultural education have obtained the following education levels.

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Education Level Percentage of Workers
High School Diploma - or the equivalent (for example, GED) 5.0%
Some College Courses 16.7%
Associate’s Degree (or other 2-year degree) 7.1%
Bachelor’s Degree 41.7%
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate - awarded for completion of an organized program of study; designed for people who have completed a Baccalaureate degree but do not meet the requirements of academic degrees carrying the title of Master. 7.1%
Master’s Degree 19.5%
Post-Master’s Certificate - awarded for completion of an organized program of study; designed for people who have completed a Master’s degree but do not meet the requirements of academic degrees at the doctoral level. 0.9%
Doctoral Degree 2.2%

Online Multicultural Education Programs

In 2018-2019, 49 schools offered a multicultural education program of some type. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.

Degree Level Colleges Offering Programs Colleges Offering Online Classes
Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) 4 2
Certificate (1-2 years) 1 0
Certificate (2-4 Years) 0 0
Associate’s Degree 1 0
Bachelor’s Degree 20 7
Post-Baccalaureate 4 2
Master’s Degree 18 5
Post-Master’s 4 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 4 0
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 0 0

Is a Degree in Multicultural Education Worth It?

The median salary for a multicultural education grad is $58,110 per year. This is based on the weighted average of the most common careers associated with the major.

This is 46% more than the average salary for an individual holding a high school degree. This adds up to a gain of about $364,200 after 20 years!

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You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to multicultural education.

Major Number of Grads
Bilingual & Multilingual Education 1,146
Bilingual, Multilingual, & Multicultural Education 246
Indian/Native American Education 18

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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