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ADULT BASIC AND SECONDARY EDUCATION AND LITERACY TEACHERS AND INSTRUCTORS
 
Occupation Description:
 
  Teach or instruct out-of-school youths and adults in remedial education classes, preparatory classes for the General Educational Development test, literacy, or English as a Second Language. Teaching may or may not take place in a traditional educational institution.
 
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Typical Tasks:
 
 
  • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs, abilities, and interests.
  • Observe and evaluate students' work to determine progress and make suggestions for improvement.
  • 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.
  • Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws or administrative policies.
  • Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to students.
 
Skills:
 
 
  • Instructing - Teaching others how to do something..
  • 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..
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents..
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience..
  • Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things..
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action..
 
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..
  • 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..
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming..
  • Sociology and Anthropology - Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins..
 
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Education & Training:
 
  Bachelor's degree
 
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License Authority for Adult Educator:  (License details)
 
  State Department of Education
Division of Teaching & Learning
Bureau of Educator Standards and Certification
165 Capitol Avenue, Room 243
P.O. Box 150471
Hartford, CT   006115 -00471
(860) 713-6969
email: teacher.cert@ct.gov
www.sde.ct.gov/sde/

 
Wage Information:
 
 
Region Average Annual Average Hourly Entry Level (hourly) Mid-Range  (hourly)
Statewide $64,718.00 $31.12 $20.57 $25.89 - $37.36
Bridgeport/Stamford $72,100.00 $34.66 $22.53 $26.62 - $43.84
Hartford $59,341.00 $28.53 $18.97 $22.61 - $34.52
New Haven $52,991.00 $25.48 $12.24 $14.15 - $31.23
New London/Norwich $72,738.00 $34.97 $32.44 $33.73 - $38.55
      
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Occupation Outlook:
 
 
Region Employment Average Annual Growth Rate Average Annual Job Openings
2014 2024
State of Connecticut 670 690 0.3% 15
 
 
Chart of Growth Rate and Annual Openings   Employment in this occupation is expected to grow about as fast as average, and the number of annual openings will offer good or favorable job opportunities.
Key:
  N/A = Not Applicable, ***** = Over $60.00 per hour, ##### = Over $124,821
 
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