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Teach courses in childcare, family relations, finance, nutrition, and related subjects pertaining to home management. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
 Technology used in this occupation:
 
  • Computer based training software
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  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, laboratory work, projects, assignments, and papers.
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  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
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  • Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as food science, nutrition, and child care.
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  • Prepare course materials, such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
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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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  • Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
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  • Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction.
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  • Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.
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  • Advise students on academic and vocational curricula and on career issues.
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  • Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.
  •  Skills
     
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
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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.
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  • Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
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  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
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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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  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
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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 Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
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  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  •  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.
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
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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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  • Personnel and Human Resources - Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
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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 $102,433.00 N/A  N/A  N/A - N/A 
     Occupation Outlook ( 2016 - 2026 )
    Average Annual Job Openings:   6
      Employment in this occupation is expected to grow more slowly than average, and the number of annual openings will offer limited job opportunities.
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