Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School

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About the Job

Teach occupational, career and technical, or vocational 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.

It is also Called

  • Agriculture/Industrial Technology Teacher
  • Agriscience Teacher
  • Agriscience Technology Instructor (Agriculture Science Technology Instructor)
  • Business and Information Technology Education Teacher
  • Business Computers Teacher
  • Business Education Teacher
  • Business Teacher
  • Business Technology Teacher
  • Career and Technology Education Teacher (CTE Teacher)
  • Career Based Intervention Coordinator (CBI Coordinator)
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What They Do

  • Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials to prevent injuries and damage.
  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among students.
  • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
  • Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods, such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.
  • Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
  • Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.
  • Enforce all administration policies and rules governing students.
  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to students.
  • Use computers, audio-visual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations.
  • Confer with parents or guardians, other teachers, counselors, and administrators to resolve students' behavioral and academic problems.

Interests

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.

Work Values

People who work in this occupation generally prize Relationships, but also value Achievement and Independence in their jobs.

Things They Need to Know

  • 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.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • 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.

Things They Need to Be Able to Do

  • Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • 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.
  • Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

Education Required

Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.

Wages

In 2015, the average annual wage in Kansas City, MO-KS was $58,540 with most people making between $42,190 and $75,360

Outlook

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During 2012, this occupation employed approximately -1 people in Kansas City, MO-KS. It is projected that there will be -1 employed in 2022.

This occupation will have about 0 openings due to growth and about -1 replacement openings for approximately -1 total annual openings.



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