Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education


Also called : Art Teacher, English Teacher, High School Science Teacher, History Teacher, Mathematics Instructor (Math Instructor), Science Teacher, Secondary Teacher, Social Studies Teacher, Spanish Teacher, Teac

What they do


Teach one or more subjects to students at the secondary school level.

On the job, one would


  • Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.

  • Instruct through lectures, discussions, and demonstrations in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies.

  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to students.

  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among students.

  • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.

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.

  • Computers and Electronics
    Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

SKILLS


  • Instructing
    Teaching others how to do something.

  • Speaking
    Talking to others to convey information effectively.

  • 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.

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

  • Reading Comprehension
    Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.

ABILITIES


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

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

  • Deductive Reasoning
    The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

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

  • Speech Recognition
    The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.

PERSONALITY

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

  • Integrity
    Job requires being honest and ethical.

  • Adaptability/Flexibility
    Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.

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

  • Concern for Others
    Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.

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

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

  • Stress Tolerance
    Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high-stress situations.

  • Persistence
    Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.

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

  • Social Orientation
    Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job.

TECHNOLOGY

  • Analytical or scientific software

  • Cloud-based data access and sharing software

  • Computer based training software

  • Data base user interface and query software

  • Development environment software

  • Electronic mail software

  • Internet browser software

  • Multi-media educational software

  • Office suite software

  • Presentation software

  • Project management software

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

  • Preparation

    Considerable Preparation Needed

  • Education

    Four-year bachelor degree

  • Experience

    A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupation

  • Jobtraining

    Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.

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