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 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education Go Back to List
Teach students basic academic, social, and other formative skills in public or private schools at the elementary level.
 Tools & Technology
 
 Tools used in this occupation:
 
  • Prisms
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  • Laboratory balances
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  • Binocular light compound microscopes
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  • Notebook computers
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  • Desktop computers
  •  Technology used in this occupation:
     
  • Electronic mail software
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  • Computer based training software
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  • Presentation software
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  • Office suite software
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  • Internet browser software
  •  Tasks
     
     
  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among the students for whom they are responsible.
     
  • Observe and evaluate students' performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
     
  • Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
     
  • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
     
  • Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
     
  • Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.
     
  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to students.
     
  • Assign and grade class work and homework.
     
  • Read books to entire classes or small groups.
     
  • Prepare, administer, and grade tests and assignments to evaluate students' progress.
     
     Skills
     
     
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
     
  • Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
     
  • Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
     
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
     
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
     
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
     
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
     
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
     
     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.
     
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
     
  • Sociology and Anthropology - Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
     
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
     
  • Geography - Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Philosophy and Theology - Knowledge of different philosophical systems and religions. This includes their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and their impact on human culture.
     
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
     
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      Education:   Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
      Related Experience:   A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
     
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     Wage Information
     
    Region Average Entry Level  Mid-Range 
    Annual  Hourly 
    Statewide Units $67,986      
    Bridgeport/Stamford $71,726      
    Danbury $68,726      
    Hartford $68,269      
    New Haven $66,100      
    New London/Norwich $60,434      
    Torrington $69,435      
    Danielson $63,657      
     Occupation Outlook ( 2010 - 2020 )
     
    Average Annual Job Openings:   600
      Employment in this occupation is expected to grow faster than average, and the number of annual openings will offer excellent job opportunities.
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