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Teach students in one or more subjects in public or private schools at the middle, intermediate, or junior high level, which falls between elementary and senior high school as defined by applicable laws and regulations.
 Technology used in this occupation:
 
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  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among students.
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  • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
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  • Instruct through lectures, discussions, and demonstrations in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies.
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  • Prepare, administer, and grade tests and assignments to evaluate students' progress.
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  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects, and communicate these objectives to students.
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  • Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
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  • Maintain accurate, complete, and correct student records as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.
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  • Observe and evaluate students' performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
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  • Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
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  • Assign lessons and correct homework.
  •  Skills
     
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
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  • Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
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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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  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
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  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
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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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  • 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.
  •  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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  • 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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  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
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  • History and Archeology - Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.
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     Wage Information
     
    Region Average Entry Level  Mid-Range 
    Annual  Hourly 
    Statewide $85,775.00 N/A  N/A  N/A - N/A 
    Bridgeport/Stamford $94,238.00 N/A  N/A  N/A - N/A 
    Danbury $85,899.00 N/A  N/A  N/A - N/A 
    Hartford $83,688.00 N/A  N/A  N/A - N/A 
    New Haven $78,589.00 N/A  N/A  N/A - N/A 
    New London/Norwich $92,047.00 N/A  N/A  N/A - N/A 
    Waterbury $73,978.00 N/A  N/A  N/A - N/A 
    Torrington $77,987.00 N/A  N/A  N/A - N/A 
     Occupation Outlook ( 2016 - 2026 )
    Average Annual Job Openings:   530
      Employment in this occupation is expected to grow more slowly than average, but the number of annual openings will offer very good job opportunities.
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