If you’d like to be a elementary or high school teacher, or work in a school or personal situation where you are teaching people, studying education will help you learn the techniques of teaching, sometimes called pedagogy. Education majors learn about how to teach different types of students, how to manage classrooms, and help students grow personally as well as academically. In most states, becoming a teacher involves having studied education and obtaining a credential.
This video has a good summary of what this major might be like:
The Studylink.com blog has a good article on how you can create a career in teaching and education:
In most developed countries, a large proportion of teachers are now older and close to retirement, leaving a hug gap to teach the next generation. In many developing countries, a combination of growing population and the lure of international work for many graduates have also caused a local teacher shortage.