Discover University

The Sims 4 Discover University: Education Career Guide

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The Education Career is just one of three brand new careers that come with The Sims 4 Discover University. The career itself comes with two branches.

As with any career, your Sim can join the Engineer Career simply by sitting down at a laptop/computer, using their cell phone or by the job tab on the user interface. You should keep in mind that if your Sim has completed a degree that relates to the chosen career that your Sim is joining, they have the option to either start at the lowest level or at a higher point in the career. You will also notice that your Sim will receive a higher hourly rate and a signing bonus (which is only awarded once per Sim every seven days) and also more vacation days.

Once you have joined the career you will be greeted with a pop up asking you if you wish to start the first Work From Home Assignment/Work Assignment/Daily Task. You can either start it right away or hold off and do it at a time that suits your Sim better. Just make sure it is completed as soon as possible every time.

Note: If you are not sure what your Sims work from home assignment is or what you need to do you, can head to the Career panel and there will be a section for Work From Home Assignments/Work Assignment. Hover over the required task and it will let you know how to complete it.

When it is time for your first shift you will be presented with another small pop up which asks you if you want your Sim to Go To WorkWork from Home or Take Paid Time Off (PTO). The choice is up to you. If you choose to Go To Work or Work From Home you will still be working towards your Sims next promotion. If you choose to Take PTO your Sim can go about their day however they please. If you choose to Work From Home make sure you check the Career Panel to see what tasks your Sim needs to complete during the day.

Substitute Teacher

  • Hourly Rate – $22
  • Schedule – Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri 8 am-4 pm

Teaching Assistant

  • Hourly Rate – $32
  • Schedule – Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri 8 am-4 pm
  • Promotion Tasks – Reach Level 2 research and Debate Skill
  • Bonus – $425 & A is for Apple Clock

Teacher

  • Hourly Rate -$38
  • Schedule – Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri 8 am-4 pm
  • Promotion Tasks – Reach Level 3 research and Debate Skill
  • Bonus – $475 & The Teacher’s Desk

Mentor Teacher

  • Hourly Rate -$44
  • Schedule – Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri 8 am-4 pm
  • Promotion Tasks – Reach Level 4 research and Debate Skill & Reach Level 2 Logic Skill
  • Bonus – $525 & The World Is Your Oyster

Department Head

  • Hourly Rate -$56
  • Schedule – Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri 8 am-4 pm
  • Promotion Tasks – Reach Level 5 research and Debate Skill & Reach Level 2 Charisma Skill
  • Bonus – $595

The Education Career divides into two different branches which are either the Administrator branch or the Professor branch. You can choose either one and see where it takes your Sim.

Administrator Branch

Student Services Officer

  • Hourly Rate -$100
  • Schedule – Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri 9 am-5 pm
  • Promotion Tasks – Reach Level 6 research and Debate Skill & Reach Level 3 Charisma Skill
  • Bonus – $1000 & the following interactions Review Budget Proposals, Ask for Donation, Plan Agenda for Faculty Meeting and Write Grants.

Dean of Admissions

  • Hourly Rate – $125
  • Schedule – Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri 9 am-5 pm
  • Promotion Tasks – Reach Level 7 research and Debate Skill & Reach Level 4 Charisma Skill
  • Bonus – $3,500

Director of Academics

  • Hourly Rate – $170
  • Schedule – Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri 9 am-5 pm
  • Promotion Tasks – Reach Level 8 research and Debate Skill & Reach Level 5 Charisma Skill
  • Bonus – $2,500 & Memories of Graduation

Vice-Chancellor

  • Hourly Rate – $225
  • Schedule – Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri 10 am-4 pm
  • Promotion Tasks – Reach Level 9 research and Debate Skill & Reach Level 6 Charisma Skill
  • Bonus – $3,200

Head Chancellor

  • Hourly Rate – $325
  • Schedule – Tues, Weds, Thurs 10 am-4 pm
  • Promotion Tasks – Reach Level 9 research and Debate Skill & Reach Level 6 Charisma Skill
  • Bonus – $3,150 & Learning Embetterment Award

Once your Sim becomes earns the Head Chancellor promotion, there will be no further promotions. However, your Sim can earn a raise that will increase their hourly rate over time.

Professor Branch

Inspired Instructor

  • Hourly Rate – $72
  • Schedule – Mon, Tues, Weds, Fri 9 am-4 pm
  • Promotion Tasks – Reach Level 6 research and Debate Skill & Reach Level 3 Logic Skill
  • Bonus – $975 & New Clothes

Lead Lecturer

  • Hourly Rate – $110
  • Schedule – Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 9 am-4 pm
  • Promotion Tasks – Reach Level 7 research and Debate Skill & Reach Level 4 Logic Skill
  • Bonus – $1250

Adjunct Professor

  • Hourly Rate – $135
  • Schedule – Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri 9 am-4 pm
  • Promotion Tasks – Reach Level 8 research and Debate Skill & Reach Level 5 Logic Skill
  • Bonus – $2250

Tenured Professor

  • Hourly Rate – $175
  • Schedule – Tues, Wed, Thurs 10 am-4 pm
  • Promotion Tasks – Reach Level 9 research and Debate Skill & Reach Level 6 Logic Skill
  • Bonus – $2850

Master Educator

  • Hourly Rate – $265
  • Schedule – Tues, Wed, Thurs 10 am-4 pm
  • Promotion Tasks – Reach Level 9 research and Debate Skill & Reach Level 6 Logic Skill
  • Bonus – $3150 & Learning Embetterment Award

Once your Sim becomes earns the Master Educator promotion, there will be no further promotions. However, your Sim can earn a raise that will increase their hourly rate over time.

Additional Notes

  • Using a computer or laptop will allow your Sims to access the Education Career Sub-menu in the Careers menu. This allows you to write a letter of recommendation and create a lesson plan. You can also Tutor a student online about a variety of subjects including Arts, Communication, Entertainment, Health and Technology. These are unlocked when you first join the Education Career and your Sim can do any of these interactions while they work their way up the career ladder. You will also unlock more interactions the further through the career your Sim gets.
  • In your Sims’ Inventory, you will find the Teacher’s Padfolio of Student Homework that allows you to grade student’s homework.
  • There is one new Create A Sim Jacket that is unlocked with the Education Career.

  • There are also several new Buy Mode objects that are unlocked with the Education Career.

Let us know what you think about the new Education Career below in the comments!

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Hey! I'm Krista. Long-time Simmer currently studying at Foxbury Institue.

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