Criminal Justice Education

If you would like to be an educator in the field of criminal justice, there are a number of avenues to do so. Students may have the opportunity to begin studying criminal justice as early as high school. For example, there is the School of Government, Law, and Law Enforcement in the Dallas Independent School District.

There are also many criminal justice instructor positions at community and junior colleges. Usually to obtain these positions you need at least a Master's degree and some field experience.

To become a criminal justice professor at a 4-year university, you will most likely need a J.D. or a Ph.D. in criminal justice or a related field. Please see the "Law School" or "Graduate Programs" links on the Career Search webpage for more information about furthering your education in the criminal justice field.