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Kindergarten Teachers

Also called: Kindergarten Teacher, Teacher, Bilingual Kindergarten Teacher, Elementary Teacher

What they do:
Teach elemental natural and social science, personal hygiene, music, art, and literature to kindergarten students. Promote physical, mental, and social development. May be required to hold State certification.
On the job, you would:
  • Instruct students individually and in groups, adapting teaching methods to meet students' varying needs and interests.
  • Teach basic skills such as color, shape, number and letter recognition, personal hygiene, and social skills.
  • Observe and evaluate children's performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.

Knowledge

Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Math and Science
  • psychology
Business
  • customer service

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
Social
  • teaching people how to do something
  • understanding people's reactions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • come up with lots of ideas
  • notice when problems happen

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Concern for Others
  • Cooperation
  • Self Control
  • Innovation

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
Electronic mail software
  • Microsoft Outlook
Computer based training software
  • Children's educational software

Education

Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
some college
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$50,120
per year, on average
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