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Adult Literacy Remedial Education Teachers

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Adult Literacy & Remedial Education / Teachers

Average Annual Salary for Adult Literacy & Remedial Education:

Many adult literacy and remedial education teachers work part time.

Median hourly earnings of adult literacy and remedial education teachers were $18.74 in May 2004. The middle 50 percent earned between $14.07 and $25.49. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $10.57, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $34.94.

Necessary Education for Adult Literacy & Remedial Education Careers:

Degree in at least one of the following areas:'

  • Adult Literacy Tutor/Instructor
  • Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
  • Bilingual and Multilingual Education
  • Multicultural Education
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Requirements for teaching adult literacy and basic and secondary education vary by State and by program.

What is Adult Literacy & Remedial Education in a nutshell?

Adult literacy and remedial education teachers instruct adults and out-of-school youths in reading, writing, speaking English, and performing elementary mathematical calculations.

Types of Adult Literacy & Remedial Education jobs:

  • Graduate Teaching Assistants
  • Health Educators
  • Teacher Assistants
  • Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary

Adult Literacy & Remedial Education Skills & Responsibilities:

Remedial education teachers, more commonly called adult basic education teachers, teach basic academic courses in mathematics, languages, history, reading, writing, science, and other areas, using instructional methods geared toward adult learning.


  • Education and Training ~ Knowledge of curriculum and 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
  • Psychology ~ Knowledge of human behavior and performance


  • 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 and asking questions.
  • Critical Thinking ~ Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions.
  • Learning Strategies ~ Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the classroom.
  • Instructing ~ Teaching others how to do something.


  • Inductive Reasoning ~ The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions.
  • Oral Expression ~ The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Problem Sensitivity ~ The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong.

Future Outlook for Adult Literacy & Remedial Education:

Opportunities for jobs as adult literacy and remedial education teachers are expected to be favorable. Employment is expected to grow as fast as the average for all occupations through 2014, and a large number of job openings is expected due to the need to replace people who leave the occupation or retire.


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