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Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School Print

Teach occupational, career and technical, or vocational subjects at the secondary school level in public or private schools.

    Work Activities
    • Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods, such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.
    • Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among students.
    • Observe and evaluate students' performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
    • Prepare objectives and outlines for courses of study, following curriculum guidelines or requirements of states and schools.
    • Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
    • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to students.
    • Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials to prevent injury and damage.
    • Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by law, district policy, and administrative regulations.
    • Prepare materials and classroom for class activities.
    • Assign and grade class work and homework.
    • Confer with parents or guardians, other teachers, counselors, and administrators to resolve students' behavioral and academic problems.
    • Instruct students in the knowledge and skills required in a specific occupation or occupational field, using a systematic plan of lectures, discussions, audio-visual presentations, and laboratory, shop, and field studies.
    • Use computers, audio-visual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations.
    • Prepare, administer, and grade tests and assignments to evaluate students' progress.
    • Enforce all administration policies and rules governing students.
    • Prepare students for later grades by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
    • Plan and supervise work-experience programs in businesses, industrial shops, and school laboratories.
    • Meet with other professionals to discuss individual students' needs and progress.
    • Guide and counsel students with adjustment or academic problems, or special academic interests.
    • Provide disabled students with assistive devices, supportive technology, and assistance accessing facilities, such as restrooms.
    • Plan and supervise class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers or other experiential activities, and guide students in learning from those activities.
    • Place students in jobs or make referrals to job placement services.
    • Prepare and implement remedial programs for students requiring extra help.
    • Sponsor extracurricular activities, such as clubs, student organizations, and academic contests.
    • Confer with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning, following approved curricula.
    • Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children's progress and to determine priorities for their children and their resource needs.
    • Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops to maintain and improve professional competence.
    • Collaborate with other teachers and administrators in the development, evaluation, and revision of secondary school programs.
    • Select, order, store, issue, and inventory classroom equipment, materials, and supplies.
    • Keep informed about trends in education and subject matter specialties.
    • Prepare reports on students and activities as required by administration.
    • Attend staff meetings and serve on committees, as required.
    • Perform administrative duties, such as assisting in school libraries, hall and cafeteria monitoring, and bus loading and unloading.
    Skills
    • Instructing

      Teaching others how to do something.

    • 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.

    • Reading Comprehension

      Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

    WorkKeys®
    Applied Math
    4
    Workplace Documents
    4
    Graphic Literacy
    4
    Abilities
    • Oral Comprehension

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

    • 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.

    Knowledge
    • 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.

    • 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.

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    Pay
    • Ohio Annual Salary $62,750/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Typical Hourly Wage
    Ohio Employment Trends
    • Currently Employed Not Available
    • Yearly Projected Openings Not Available
    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:
    • Dependability
    • Integrity
    • Attention to Detail
    • Adaptability/Flexibility
    • Concern for Others
    • Leadership
    Tools
    • Shears
    • Power saws
    • Power drills
    • Portable data input terminals
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    Technology
    • Word processing software
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    • Computer based training software