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Middle School Teachers

Also called: Language Arts Teacher, Math Teacher (Mathematics Teacher), Science Teacher, Teacher

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What they do:
Teach students in one or more subjects in public or private schools at the middle, intermediate, or junior high level, which falls between elementary and senior high school as defined by applicable laws and regulations.
On the job, you would:
  • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among students.
  • Confer with parents or guardians, other teachers, counselors, and administrators to resolve students' behavioral and academic problems.


Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics


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


  • communicate by speaking
  • communicate by writing
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • order or arrange things
  • remember words, numbers, pictures, or steps
  • pay attention to something without being distracted


People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Concern for Others
  • Cooperation
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail


You might use software like this on the job:

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


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

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