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Education Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses pertaining to education, such as counseling, curriculum, guidance, instruction, teacher education, and teaching English as a second language. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Prepare course materials, such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
    • Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and publish findings in professional journals, books, or electronic media.
    • Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.
    • Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
    • Supervise students' fieldwork, internship, and research work.
    • Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.
    • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
    • Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues.
    • Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction.
    • Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.
    • Advise students on academic and vocational curricula and on career issues.
    • Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities.
    • Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
    • Perform administrative duties, such as serving as department head.
    • Select and obtain materials and supplies, such as textbooks.
    • Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues.
    • Serve as a liaison between the university and other governmental and educational agencies.
    • Write grant proposals to procure external research funding.
    • Advise and instruct teachers employed in school systems by providing activities, such as in-service seminars.
    • Participate in campus and community events.
    • Compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments.
    • Act as advisers to student organizations.
    • Provide professional consulting services to government or industry.

    Skills

    • Speaking

      Talking to others to convey information effectively.

    • Reading Comprehension

      Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

    • 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.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    5
    Workplace Documents
    6
    Graphic Literacy
    5

    Abilities

    • Oral Expression

      The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    • Speech Clarity

      The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    Knowledge

    • 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.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 64720/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 3,000
    • Yearly Projected Openings 260

    Typical Education

    Personality

    Social: People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.They do well at jobs that need:
    • Analytical Thinking
    • Achievement/Effort
    • Initiative
    • Integrity
    • Dependability
    • Persistence

    Tools

    • Televisions
    • Portable data input terminals
    • Multimedia projectors
    • Microphones
    • Compact disk players or recorders

    Technology

    • Word processing software
    • Electronic mail software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    • Computer based training software
    • Analytical or scientific software

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