Many teachers call their work a labor of love. Those who choose to enter the teaching profession are looking forward to a long career of educating students and possibly moving up into administrative positions, where they can have a sizable impact on curriculum development and school system planning. Once the degree is in hand and a teacher has earned licensure or certification, what can she or he expect from the career? This guide focuses on possible career and degree paths, expected salaries, job outlook in the profession and much more.
Step by step guide to becoming a teacher
What does a teacher do?
Teachers and professors have a wide variety of responsibilities, including developing classroom curricula, teaching courses, proctoring exams and helping guide students toward academic success. Although all teachers have the same basic work functions, their jobs may vary significantly depending on their classroom placement and specialty.
Teachers can choose between several classroom settings, and the students’ age helps determine the direction of their instruction. The most common teaching levels are celementary, middle school, high school, early education, special education and post-secondary education. Some teachers might also choose to work with students in online courses.
What kind of skills are required?
- Planning: In this video, High School English Teacher Nicole Rubinetti plans a lesson on writing personal statements for college. English Department Head Meg Murray helps Ms. Rubinetti come up with a specific and measurable objective and then they plan exactly how she will support her students to meet that objective.