Bethlehem, Pennsylvania has 2 teaching schools for you to consider if you are interested in pursuing a degree in teaching. Bethlehem has a general population of 71,329 and an overall student population of 20,642. Approximately 18,192 of Bethlehem's students are enrolled in schools that offer teaching programs.
Bethlehem's largest teaching school is Lehigh University. In 2010, approximately 15 students graduated from the Teaching program at Lehigh University.
A reported 35 students graduated with credentials in teaching in Bethlehem in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $34,757 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Bethlehem teaching schools was an average of $36,437 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,150 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a teaching program in Bethlehem. And if you live on campus at one of the Bethlehem-based teaching schools, you will have an added expense of $8,531 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $11,602.
If you plan on staying in Bethlehem after graduating from teaching school, you should know that job prospects for teachers in Bethlehem, which is the most popular teaching profession, are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 12 teachers in Pennsylvania were working in the greater Bethlehem area. The number of teachers in Bethlehem is expected to increase by 2% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for teachers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a teacher in Bethlehem is $57,950 per year, which is higher than the average for teachers state-wide.
3835 Green Pond Rd, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18020-7599
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27 Memorial Drive West, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015