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Teach occupational, career and technical, or vocational 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.
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  •  Tasks
     
  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among students.
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  • Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials to prevent injuries and damage.
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  • Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods, such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.
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  • Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.
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  • Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
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  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those 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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  • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
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  • Prepare, administer, and grade tests and assignments to evaluate students' progress.
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  • Enforce all administration policies and rules governing students.
  •  Skills
     
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  •  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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  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
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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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  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
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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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      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 $83,843.00 N/A  N/A  N/A - N/A 
    Hartford $89,440.00 N/A  N/A  N/A - N/A 
    New London/Norwich $75,962.00 N/A  N/A  N/A - N/A 
     Occupation Outlook ( 2016 - 2026 )
    Average Annual Job Openings:   5
      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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