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Average Annual Salary for a Teacher:

The American Federation of Teachers salary survey found that the average teacher salary in the 2003-04 school year was $46597, a 2.2% increase from the year before.

Necessary Education for Teaching Career:

A college degree»» is required in this profession. You can receive your bachelor's degree in elementary or secondary education.

What is a Teacher in a nutshell?

The majority of teachers are employed by primary or secondary schools. Their focus is a specific subject or grade level.
High school teachers are primarily responsible for creating and facilitating activities that encourage and foster the academic success of adolescent students.

Types of Teaching jobs:

  • College/University Preparation
  • Secondary Education

Teaching Skills & Responsibilities:

Teachers are responsible for preparing and evaluating assignments, tests and/or presentations as well as maintaining classroom discipline. High school teachers often specialize in subjects such as math, biology or physical education rather than teaching all subjects and are the final educational step for many students before college or the work force. Teachers have taken on a greater role in helping students make this transition. As society has become more culturally diverse, teachers will benefit from knowledge and sensitivity toward providing culturally competent teaching methods.

  • Basic Internet/Web Skills
  • Classroom Discipline
  • Classroom Multimedia
  • Conflict Management
  • Curriculum Design
  • Editing and Proofing
  • Education/Training Software
  • Educational/Guidance Counseling
  • English Grammar
  • English Writing Fundamentals
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Instructional/Lesson Design
  • Instructional/Teaching Strategies
  • Learning Needs Assessment
  • Maintaining Files and Records
  • Organizational & Planning Skills
  • Presentation & Speaking Skills
  • Problem Solving & Critical Thinking
  • Report Writing
  • Stress Management Skills
  • Teaching & Training Skills
  • Vocabulary
  • Web-Based Research
  • Workplace Computer Skills
  • Workplace Math

Future Outlook for Teaching:

Job opportunities for teachers over the next 10 years will vary from good to excellent, depending on the locality, grade level, and subject taught. Through 2014, overall student enrollments in elementary, middle, and secondary schools will play a key factor in the demand for teachers and are expected to rise only slightly slowly than in the past which will cause employment to grow as fast as the average for teachers.

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