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Kindergarten Teachers

Also called: Bilingual Kindergarten Teacher, Kinder Teacher, Kindergarten Teacher, Teacher

What they do:
Teach academic and social skills to kindergarten students.
On the job, you would:
  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior and policies and procedures to maintain order among students.
  • Prepare children for later grades by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
  • Instruct students individually and in groups, adapting teaching methods to meet students' varying needs and interests.

Knowledge

Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Math and Science
  • psychology
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
Business
  • customer service

Skills

Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
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
  • read and understand what is written
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • come up with lots of ideas
Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
  • do two or more things at the same time

Personality

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

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

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

Education

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

Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$57,860
$37,360
$91,980

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