With the new addition of The Sims 4: Discover University comes three new careers, Education, Engineering, and Law. All of the careers are great additions to the game and have been long awaited.

I think the education career is one of the most sought after and many players have been waiting for this to be added for months, if not years. This guide is going to tell you everything you need to know about mastering the education career in The Sims 4.

Traits for the Education Career

The education career is going to heavily focus on the research and debate skill, so genius may be a good trait to choose as those sims are probably going to enjoy research more than other sims.

You may also find genius helpful because a genius sim gets focused more often and focused is a great mood for using the research machines. Also, genius is great for the logic skill which is the second skill for the professor branch.

You may also want to choose outgoing if you are going down the administrative branch because charisma is a large focus on that side.

Lot Traits for the Education Career

Lot traits can really make your sims grow their skills more quickly and are a great addition to any household. If your sim is choosing the administrative branch, convivial is a great lot trait because it allows charisma interactions to go more smoothly.

If you’re going down the professor branch, you may want to choose science lair because that will help your sim increase their logic skill more quickly.

Degrees that Help With Education

There are certain degrees that are going to help you in each career, with these degrees you’ll get to skip a few levels, get a signing bonus, and get more vacation days. The degrees that can help this career are economics, and psychology.

Working From Home

The education career is one of the newer careers that has a work from home option attached to it. This means that every morning an hour before you’re set to start work a popup will appear asking if you’d like to go to work or work from home.

If you choose to go to work, your sim will leave the lot like normal and come home when their shift is over. If you choose to work from home, you’ll be given a list of tasks to complete by the start of your shift the next day.

Every time you complete a work from home task you’ll be given a bit of money and sometimes even a bonus if you’re boss is impressed with your work. This is a great option if you want to raise kids while having a successful career.

The work from home tasks in this career include things like practice lecture, grade papers, and more. If you are unsure how to complete a work from home task you can hover over it in the career panel and it will tell you how.

Education Career Levels

Shape tomorrow’s minds with a career in Education. Though, at times, challenging, there are few jobs quite as rewarding.”

Rank1
Job TitleSubstitute Teacher
Hourly Wage§22
ScheduleM T W T F 8am – 4pm
Daily Pay§176
Promotion Tasks Grade Homework
Promotion Rewards None
Rank2
Job TitleTeaching Assistant
Hourly Wage§32
ScheduleM T W T F 8am – 4pm
Daily Pay§256
Promotion Tasks Grade Homework, Level 2 Research & Debate Skill
Promotion Rewards §425, A is for Apple Clock
Rank3
Job TitleTeacher
Hourly Wage§38
ScheduleM T W T F 8am – 4pm
Daily Pay§304
Promotion Tasks Grade Homework, Level 3 Research & Debate Skill
Promotion Rewards §475, The Teacher’s Desk
Rank4
Job TitleMentor Teacher
Hourly Wage§44
ScheduleM T W T F 8am – 4pm
Daily Pay§352
Promotion Tasks Grade Homework, Level 2 Logic, Level 4 Research and Debate
Promotion Rewards §525, The World is Your Oyster
Rank5
Job TitleDepartment Head
Hourly Wage§56
ScheduleM T W T F 8am – 4pm
Daily Pay§448
Promotion Tasks Grade Homework, Level 2 Charisma, Level 5 Research & Debate
Promotion Rewards §595

Education Career Unlocks (Before Branch)

With every career in The Sims 4, you’ll have different unlockable items that are only available if you complete the requirements or through using cheats. There are 3 really cute unlocks that your sim will receive if they make it through the first 5 levels of the education career.

The first is the A is for Apple Clock, which is a really cute clock for any kid’s bedroom or family home. The next is the The World is Your Oyster art. And finally you’ll unlock The Teacher’s Desk, a nice desk with drawers that look exactly how you remember from elementary school.

Image of the rewards for the first 5 levels of education

Administrator Branch

“Sims Pursuing a career in University administration will fill a variety of roles, all critical to the success of the larger institution. You don’t work directly with the students, but your decisions will impact their entire education experience and their lives for years to come.”

When you join the administrator branch, your sim is going to unlock some new abilities including: review budget proposals, plan agenda for faculty meeting, write grants, and ask for donations.

This branch of the career focuses on the charisma skill which you can gain from practicing a speech in the mirror or through actually talking to other sims which will gain the skill quicker.

Administrator Branch Levels

Rank6
Job TitleStudent Services Officer
Hourly Wage§100
ScheduleM T W T F 9am – 5 pm
Daily Pay§800
Promotion Tasks Review Budget Proposals, Level 3 Charisma, Level 6 Research and Debate
Promotion Rewards §1000, New Abilities: Ask for Donation, Write Grants, Plan Agenda for Faculty Meeting, Review Budget Proposals
Rank7
Job TitleDean of Admissions
Hourly Wage§125
ScheduleM T W T F 9am – 5pm
Daily Pay§1000
Promotion Tasks Review Budget Proposals, Level 4 Charisma, Level 7 Research & Debate
Promotion Rewards §3500
Rank8
Job TitleDirector of Academics
Hourly Wage§170
ScheduleM T W T F 9am – 5pm
Daily Pay§1360
Promotion Tasks Review Budget Proposals, Level 5 Charisma, Level 8 Research & Debate
Promotion Rewards §2500, Memories of Graduation
Rank9
Job TitleVice Chancellor
Hourly Wage§255
ScheduleT W T F 10am – 5pm
Daily Pay§1785
Promotion Tasks Review Budget Proposals, Level 6 Charisma, Level 9 Research & Debate
Promotion Rewards §3200
Rank10
Job TitleHead Chancellor
Hourly Wage§325
ScheduleT W T 10am – 4pm
Daily Pay§1950
Promotion Tasks Review Budget Proposals
Promotion Rewards §3150, Learning Embetterment Award

Administrator Branch Unlocks

The administrator branch has two really great unlocks that look great on any wall. The first is the Memories of Graduation wall art, and you also unlock the Learning Embetterment Award.

An image of the administrator branch unlocks for education

Professor Branch

Pursue a career as a university professor. Run lectures, assist students, research for the university, and of course, assign grades!”

The professor branch of this career is going to focus on the logic skill and of course, the new research and debate skill. You can gain logic on the chess board and the research and debate skill can be learned using a research machine.

You’re also going to have new abilities open up to you on the computer, like write scholarly paper, plan lecture, and write letter of recommendation. These don’t do a ton, except for the paper is your daily task.

You also have the option of making extra money through tutoring students online. This takes a few hours but you can make a few hundred dollars when it’s completed.

Professor Branch Levels

Rank6
Job TitleIntrepid Instructor
Hourly Wage§72
ScheduleM T W F 9 am – 4 pm
Daily Pay§504
Promotion Tasks Write Scholarly Paper, Level 3 Logic, Level 6 Research & Debate
Promotion Rewards §975, New CAS Items, New Abilities: Write Scholarly Paper, Plan Lecture, Write Letter of Recommendation, Tutor Student Online
Rank7
Job TitleLead Lecturer
Hourly Wage§110
ScheduleM T T F 9am – 4pm
Daily Pay§770
Promotion Tasks Write Scholarly Paper, Level 7 Research & Debate, Level 4 Logic
Promotion Rewards §1250
Rank8
Job TitleAdjunct Professor
Hourly Wage§135
ScheduleM T W F 9am – 4pm
Daily Pay§945
Promotion Tasks Write Scholarly Paper, Level 5 Logic, Level 8 Research & Debate
Promotion Rewards §2250
Rank9
Job TitleTenured Professor
Hourly Wage§175
ScheduleT W T 10am – 4pm
Daily Pay§1050
Promotion Tasks Write Scholarly Paper, Level 6 Logic, Level 9 Research & Debate
Promotion Rewards §2850
Rank10
Job TitleMaster Educator
Hourly Wage§265
ScheduleT W T 10am – 4pm
Daily Pay§1590
Promotion Tasks Write Scholarly Paper
Promotion Rewards §3150, Learning Embetterment Award

Professor Branch Unlocks

The professor branch is lacking in fun unlocks, but you do unlock the learning embetterment award which is a cute addition to any home office as well as a new CAS item.

Final Thoughts

The education career may be one of my favourite new additions in The Sims 4: Discover University, since teaching is such a common career track! You can do a lot with this career especially with the ability to work from home.

You should also check out the law and engineering career guides!