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Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary Go Back to List
Teach courses in environmental science. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
 Tools & Technology
 Tools used in this occupation:
 
  • Commercial fishing nets
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  • Optical diffraction apparatus
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  • Diffractometers
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  • Bench scales
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  • Triple beam balances
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  • Computer based training software
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  • Word processing software
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  • Electronic mail software
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  • Information retrieval or search software
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  • Map creation software
  •  Tasks
     
  • Supervise undergraduate or graduate teaching, internship, and research work.
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  • Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and publish findings in professional journals, books, or electronic media.
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  • Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
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  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, laboratory work, assignments, and papers.
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  • Write grant proposals to procure external research funding.
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  • Supervise students' laboratory and field work.
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  • Prepare course materials, such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
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  • Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction.
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  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
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  • Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.
  •  Skills
     
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
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  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
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  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
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  • Science - Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
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  • Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
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  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
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  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
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  • Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
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  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
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  • 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.
  •  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.
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  • 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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  • 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.
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  • Biology - Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
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  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
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  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
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  • Communications and Media - Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
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  • 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.
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  • 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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  • Physics - Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
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      Education:   Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).
      Related Experience:   Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations. Many require more than five years of experience. For example, surgeons must complete four years of college and an additional five to seven years of specialized medical training to be able to do their job.
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     Wage Information
     
    Region Average Entry Level  Mid-Range 
    Annual  Hourly 
    Statewide $81,517.00 N/A  N/A  N/A - N/A 
    Hartford $85,295.00 N/A  N/A  N/A - N/A 
    New Haven $75,462.00 N/A  N/A  N/A - N/A 
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