The Sims 4 Education Career

Guide: Should You Become an Administrator or Professor in Discover University?

The Sims 4 Discover University Education Career lets you be a professor or administrator
You can become either a Professor or Administrator if you pursue a Career in Education.

The Education Career is new in The Sims 4 Discover University. This career lets you choose between one of two branches - Administrative or Professor. So you either teach students or run the school. Both get a teacher's desk, apple clock and award they can hang on the wall. This career relies heavily on the new Research and Debate skill that came with the Expansion. It's a nice skill focused on learning and convincing others. As a work from home career, Education offers some flexibility in how the job gets done.

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Getting Started


Early Levels

Education is a work from home career, meaning you can choose not to go into work and instead complete a couple tasks. You get paid the same, but performance is gained a bit later. You'll need to use the Teacher's Portfolio you can find in your Sim's inventory to grade papers. If you happen to lose your Teacher's book, you can find one at a bookshelf under 'Homework Books'.

Teachers all unlock the desk and apple clock you will see in the pictures for Administrator and Professor found below. Overall this is a fairly simple career that will be made much easier if you get ahead of the two logic levels. Because of its steady Monday to Friday shifts advancement can be fairly rapid with a good routine.

Teachers are able to eventually tutor students online to make a little side cash, but it's not much. They can teach Health, Technology, Art, Communication, and Entertainment.

Education Career Levels 1-5

RankJobWagesSchedule$/DayDaily Task & Promotion RequirementsReward for Promotion
1Substitute Teacher$22/hourMon-Fri 8AM-4PM$176Grade Homework in Teacher's PortfolioN/A
2Teaching Assistant$32/hourMon-Fri 8AM-4PM$256Grade Homework in Teacher's Portfolio, Reach Level 2 Research and Debate Skill$425, A is for Apple Clock
3Teacher$38/hourMon-Fri 8AM-4PM$304Grade Homework in Teacher's Portfolio, Reach Level 3 Research and Debate Skill$475, The Teacher's Desk
4Mentor Teacher$44/hourMon-Fri 8AM-4PM$352Grade Homework in Teacher's Portfolio, Reach Level 4 Research and Debate Skill, Level 2 Logic Skill$525, The World is Your Oyster
5Department Head$56/hourMon-Fri 8AM-4PM$448Grade Homework in Teacher's Portfolio, Reach Level 5 Research and Debate Skill, Level 2 Charisma Skill

Administrator Branch

An Administrator in The Sims 4 Discover University

The Administrator Branch focuses mostly on the budgeting side of education. As such, a lot of their work from home tasks will revolve around using the computer to review budget proposals, plan agendas for meetings, and writing recommendation letters. Planning an agenda makes Sims confident, as does Create Lesson Plan, but only for about 3 hours. Creating a lesson plan raises logic, while many of the others raise Research and Debate. I suppose this is nice, as at times when you work from home the very tasks you'll have to do will help keep you moving along in R&D. Here are the career levels and when you unlock various things (mainly at the first and last levels).

Administrator Career

RankJobWagesSchedule$/DayDaily Task & Promotion RequirementsReward for Promotion
6Student Services Officer$100/hourMon-Fri 9AM-5PM$800Review Budget Proposals, Reach Level 6 Research and Debate, Level 3 Charisma$1,000, Review Budget Proposals Ability, Ask for Donation, Plan Agenda for Faculty Meeting, and Write Grants Interactions
7Dean of Admissions$125/hourMon-Fri 9AM-5PM$1,000Review Budget Proposals, Reach Level 7 Research and Debate, Level 4 Charisma$3,500
8Director of Academics$170/hourMon-Fri 9AM-5PM$1,360Review Budget Proposals, Reach Level 8 Research and Debate, Level 5 Charisma$2,500, Memories of Graduation
9Vice-Chancellor$255/hourTue-Fri 10AM-5PM$1,785Review Budget Proposals, Reach Level 9 Research and Debate, Level 6 Charisma$3,200
10Head Chancellor$325/hourTue-Thu 10AM-4PM$1,950Review Budget Proposals$3,150, Learning Embetterment Award

Professor Branch

Be a professor in The Sims 4 Discover University Expansion Pack
A male Professor in the max-level clothing for their field. The awards hanging are about all they receive in terms of new objects.

Professors focus hard on the educating side of education, aiming to make it to the top of the food chain as a tenured professor. They get a few Computer-related abilities, like Plan Lecture, which raises logic and gives a Prepared to Teach moodlet. Their Daily Task of Write Scholarly Paper doesn't seem to do much. Overall they have less 'abilities' than the Administrator when it comes to computer. They can Ask Sims to Volunteer their time and Practice Lecture, which is a work from home assignment.

Professor Career

RankJobWagesSchedule$/DayDaily Task & Promotion RequirementsReward for Promotion
6Intrepid Instructor$72/hourMon-Wed, Fri 9AM-4PM$504Write Scholarly Paper, Reach Level 6 Research and Debate, Level 3 Logic$975, New Clothes
7Lead Lecturer$110/hourMon-Tue, Thu-Fri 9AM-4PM$770Write Scholarly Paper, Reach Level 7 Research and Debate, Level 4 Logic
8Adjunct Professor$135/hourMon-Thu 9AM-4PM$945Write Scholarly Paper, Reach Level 8 Research and Debate, Level 5 Logic$2,250
9Tenured Professor$175/hourTue-Thu 10AM-4PM$1,050Write Scholarly Paper, Reach Level 9 Research and Debate, Level 6 Logic$2,850
10Master Educator$265/hourTue-Thu 10AM-4PM$1,590Write Scholarly Paper$3,150, Learning Embetterment Award

Overall the difference in these two careers is not very great as far as I'm able to tell. One focuses more on Logic, the other on Charisma. Neither had any fantastic rewards for me to discover. Let us know if we missed something!

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Hey Carl,

Quick question. Any suggestion on University majors that help out education career later?

(PS thanks for all your hard work for us)


Look on this page (click) where you will see all the degrees with which career they boost listed in the same box.


The Practice Lecturer link doesn't seem to work (for me). It says it is in the friendly interaction but I am yet to find it when clicking on other sims. Any suggestions? My boss is disappointed with my work.


Instead of doing what it tells you to do, just click on a mirror and you should find the practice lecture prompt.


I'm stuck. For the Professor Career you say the "Work from Home" assignment is 'Ask to Volunteer' and 'Practice Lecture'.. Not in my game. Mine is 'Practice Lecture' and 'Conduct Research'. The latter of which I can not get to complete. No matter WHAT I RESEARCH. I have asked other sims to volunteer.. Nothing! I have used the computer, mirror, gardening NOTHING.. HELP! I'm currently a Lead Lecturer at level 7 of career, logic is 10, debate skill 9, charisma 8.. I'm stuck


Try saving then quitting out of your game. Then delete the localthumbcache.package file from your The Sims4 folder.


You need the special Research computer in order to fulfill that requirement.


If one of my sims is a professor, and another is a student, will the professor appear as a possible professor for a student? Thanks.

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