Education Teachers, Postsecondary


Also called : Adjunct Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Education Instructor, Education Professor, Faculty Member, Instructor, Lecturer, Professor, Special Education Professor

What they do


Teach courses pertaining to education, such as counseling, curriculum, guidance, instruction, teacher education, and teaching English as a second language. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

On the job, one would


    KNOWLEDGE


    • Education and Training
      Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

    • English Language
      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • Psychology
      Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.

    • Sociology and Anthropology
      Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures, and their history and origins.

    SKILLS


    • Active Listening
      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • Instructing
      Teaching others how to do something.

    • Learning Strategies
      Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.

    • Active Learning
      Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

    • Writing
      Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

    ABILITIES


    • Oral Expression
      The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    • Speech Clarity
      The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

    • Oral Comprehension
      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    • Written Comprehension
      The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

    • Written Expression
      The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.

    PERSONALITY

    People interested in this work, will do well at jobs that need;

    • Analytical Thinking
      Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.

    • Achievement/Effort
      Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.

    • Initiative
      Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.

    • Integrity
      Job requires being honest and ethical.

    • Dependability
      Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.

    • Persistence
      Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.

    • Independence
      Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.

    • Cooperation
      Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.

    • Attention to Detail
      Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.

    • Self-Control
      Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.

    TECHNOLOGY

    • Analytical or scientific software

    • Calendar and scheduling software

    • Computer based training software

    • Data base user interface and query software

    • Electronic mail software

    • Information retrieval or search software

    • Internet browser software

    • Office suite software

    • Optical character reader OCR or scanning software

    • Presentation software

    • Spreadsheet software

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING

    • Preparation

      Extensive Preparation Needed

    • Education

      Graduate Degree or higher.

    • Experience

      Extensive skills, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations.

    • Jobtraining

      Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.

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