Teach students basic academic, social, and other formative skills in public or private schools at the elementary level.
- 1st Grade Teacher
- 2nd Grade Teacher
- 3rd Grade Reading Teacher
- 3rd Grade Teacher
- 4th Grade Math Teacher
- 4th Grade Teacher
- 5th Grade Teacher
- 6th Grade Teacher
- Art Educator
- Art Instructor
- Use computers, audio-visual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations.
- Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.
- Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
- 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 the students for whom they are responsible.
- Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children's progress and to determine priorities for their children and their resource needs.
- Prepare students for later grades by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
- Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
- Observe and evaluate students' performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
- Read books to entire classes or small groups.
People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: SAC.
This means people who work in this occupation generally have Social interests, but also prefer Artistic and Conventional environments.
People who work in this occupation generally prize Relationships, but also value Achievement and Independence in their jobs.
- 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.
- Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
- Sociology and Anthropology - Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
- Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
- Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
- Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
- 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.
- Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
- Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
- Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
In 2012, the average annual wage in California was $69,690.00 with most people making between $46,440.00 and $92,290.00
During 2010, this occupation employed approximately 153,800 people in California. It is projected that there will be 171,500 employed in 2020.
This occupation will have about 1,770 openings due to growth and about 3,380 replacement openings for approximately 5,150 total annual openings.
Industry breakdown is not available for this occupation
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majorBilingual and Multilingual Education
collegeCalifornia State University-Los Angeles
majorKindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
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