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Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in childcare, family relations, finance, nutrition, and related subjects pertaining to home management. 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

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

    Skills

    • 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.

    • Instructing

      Teaching others how to do something.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    4
    Workplace Documents
    5
    Graphic Literacy
    4

    Abilities

    • Oral Expression

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

    • Written Comprehension

      The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

    • Oral Comprehension

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

    Knowledge

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • 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.

    • Customer and Personal Service

      Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 67800/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 160
    • Yearly Projected Openings 10

    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:
    • Integrity
    • Dependability
    • Independence
    • Cooperation
    • Concern for Others
    • Self Control

    Tools

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

    Technology

    • Word processing software
    • Information retrieval or search software
    • Electronic mail software
    • Computer based training software
    • Calendar and scheduling software
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