Explore SLU's Education, Service and Social Justice Fields
You know that changing the world starts at the grassroots level. If you see yourself working with people and in communities to educate, improve health or nurture spirits, a career in education, service or social justice may be right for you. Explore all Saint Louis University has to offer.
See how SLU researchers are engaging with community partners to seek a more just and equitable St. Louis for all.
As a mission-driven Jesuit institution, SLU plays an active role in improving the communities around us, from the city of St. Louis outside our front door to across the country and around the world.
Graduate Ready for Your Career in Education, Service or Social Justice
Your chance to make a difference starts from day one at SLU. Through immersion trips, in classrooms and through service opportunities, you'll be exposed to the real settings and issues that you'll encounter in your working life.
I found SLU’s School of Education to be unlike any other university’s program because the education students are working with children in local schools their freshmen year. The fact that SLU’s School of Education incorporates the Jesuit mission into its curriculum and teachings was very special to me and is exactly why I knew this field at SLU was for me."Isabel Briscoe, Class of 2021
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for careers in education, community and social service occupations is good. Even better, 94% of our alumni were “satisfactorily occupied” within six months of graduating from Saint Louis University. You'll find SLU grads working at hundreds of companies and organizations, including the following:
- American Red Cross
- Mercy Health Ministry
- St. Louis Public Schools
- Department of Health and Human Services
- Big Brothers Big Sisters
- State of Missouri
- Archdiocese of St. Louis
Education, Service and Social Justice Careers by the Numbers
Growth expected in community and social service occupations*
New jobs expected in social work between 2016 and 2026*
Teaching positions in the state of Missouri
of total U.S. private sector employment is in the nonprofit sector