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Middle School Teachers

Also called: Language Arts Teacher, Mathematics Teacher (Math 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:
  • Prepare students for later grades by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
  • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects, and communicate these objectives to students.

Knowledge

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

Skills

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
Social
  • teaching people how to do something
  • understanding people's reactions

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems

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
  • Cooperation
  • Self Control
  • Stress Tolerance

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

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

Education

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

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Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$57,720
$38,540
$91,670
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