In this career, your responsibilities may include:
- Planning and teaching courses in the IT or computer science program of a college or university.
- Working closely with students to help them achieve their academic and career goals.
- Staying informed about changes and innovations in the field of IT.
- May be required to conduct and publish research.
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Typically requires a master’s degree to teach as an adjunct or community college professor, and a doctorate to teach at the university level or in a tenure-track position. Obtaining a doctorate can make you eligible for careers with greater responsibility and higher salaries in this career pathway, if you do not already have the U.S. equivalent of a doctorate.
Certifications are not required, but employers may prefer that professors hold certifications in the specialty areas that they plan to teach.
Licensure is not required to work as a Professor of Information Technology or Computer Science.