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  • 1.Education Career Profiles
    Educators are a critical part of the worlds future. They help to shape the minds of our children and provide the spark for all of us to explore our dreams. Always in demand, teachers enjoy great benefits, flexible schedules and summer vacations.
    The field of education is vast and so are the careers that it offers. If you want to be in education, but havent quite narrowed your search to a specific career, youll want to read our popular career profiles. Each career profile gives detailed information about the education necessary to become qualified, the average salary expectations, and a description of what the job entails.
    Preschool Teacher
    Teachers Aid
    Elementary School Teacher
    Middle School Teacher
    High School Teacher
    ESL/ELL Teacher
    Science Teacher
    Math Teacher
    Computer Teacher
    Music Teacher
    Art Teacher
    Health Teacher
    Career / Technical Educator
    Special Education Teacher
    Gifted Education Teacher
    Principal
    Assistant Principal
    Professor/Post-Secondary
    Counselor
    Librarian
    Speech-Language Pathologist
    Occupational Therapist
    School Psychologist
    Paraprofessional/Teaching Assistant
    Social Worker
    Pre-School Teacher
    Job Description
    A Preschool Teacher is a type of early childhood educator who instructs children from infancy to age 5 The term preschool refers to instruction in non-public areas such as licensed preschools, childcare centers, family day care centers, home day care centers, center-based programs, federal programs like Head Start, and full or part-day private child centers/day care centers sponsored by religious bodies. These teachers nurture and care for children who have not yet entered formal schooling. Helping children grow, learn, and gain new skills can be very rewarding. Pre-School Teachers help to improve childrens communication, learning, and other personal skills.
    Average Hourly Wage
    $8.00/$25,900 per year
    Job Requirements
    Each state has its own licensing requirements that regulate training for preschool teachers; these range from a high school diploma to community college courses to a college degree in child development or early childhood education. Pre-School teachers generally can obtain some form of employment with a high school diploma and little or no experience, but certain private firms and publicly funded programs have more demanding training and education requirements. Some employers prefer to hire child care workers who have earned a nationally recognized Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or the Certified Childcare Professional (CCP) designation, have taken secondary or postsecondary courses in child development and early childhood education, or have work experience. Other employers require their own specialized training. An increasing number of employers require an associate degree in early childhood education.
    Job Outlook Employment of schoolteachers is expected to grow by 26 percent before 2016.
    Teachers Aid
    Job Description Teacher assistants provide instructional and clerical support for classroom teachers, allowing teachers more time for lesson planning and teaching. They support and assist children in learning class material using the teachers lesson plans and providing students with individual attention. Teacher assistants also supervise students in the cafeteria, schoolyard, and hallways, or on field trips; they record grades, set up equipment, and help prepare materials for instruction.
    Median Salary (May 2006) $20,740
    Educational Requirements Many teacher assistants need only a high school diploma and on-the-job training. A college degree or related coursework in child development improves job opportunities. In fact, teacher assistants who work in Title 1 schools those with a large proportion of students from low-income households must have college training or proven academic skills. They face new Federal requirements as of 2006: assistants must hold a 2-year or higher degree, have a minimum of 2 years of college, or pass a rigorous State or local assessment.
    Job Outlook Employment of teacher assistants is expected to grow by 10 percent before 2016.
    Elementary School Teacher
    U.S. Department of Labor
    Job Description
    Elementary school teachers instruct one class of children in several subjects. In some schools, two or more teachers work as a team and are jointly responsible for a group of students in at least one subject. In other schools, a teacher may teach one special subjectusually music, art, reading, science, arithmetic, or physical educationto a number of classes. A small but growing number of teachers instruct multilevel classrooms, with students at several different learning levels.
    Median Annual Salary (2006-2007)
    $47,870
    Educational Requirements
    All 50 States and the District of Columbia require public school teachers to be licensed through the state board of education, though specific requirements vary. Licensure is not required for teachers in private schools in most States. Usually licensure is granted by the State Board of Education or a licensure advisory committee. Teachers may be licensed to teach the early childhood grades (usually preschool through grade 3); the elementary grades (grades 1 through 6 or 8); the middle grades (grades 5 through 8); a secondary-education subject area (usually grades 7 through 12); or a special subject, such as reading or music (usually grades kindergarten through 12).
    Job OutlookThe employment of schoolteachers is expected to grow by 14 percent before 2016.
    Middle School Teacher
    U.S. Department of Labor
    Job Description
    Middle school teachers and secondary school teachers help students delve more deeply into subjects introduced in elementary school and expose them to more information about the world. Middle and secondary school teachers generally specialize in a specific subject, such as English, Spanish, mathematics, history, or biology. They also can teach subjects that are career oriented. Vocational education teachers, also referred to as career and technical or career-technology teachers, instruct and train students to work in a wide variety of fields, such as health care, business, auto repair, communications, and, increasingly, technology. They often teach courses that are in high demand by area employers, who may provide input into the curriculum and offer internships to students. Many vocational teachers play an active role in building and overseeing these partnerships. Additional responsibilities of middle and secondary school teachers may include career guidance and job placement, as well as follow-ups with students after graduation.
    Median Annual Salary (2006-2007)
    Middle School Teachers: $49,470
    Educational Requirements
    All 50 States and the District of Columbia require public school teachers to be licensed through the state board of education, though specific requirements vary. Licensure is not required for teachers in private schools in most States. Usually licensure is granted by the State Board of Education or a licensure advisory committee. Teachers may be licensed to teach the early childhood grades (usually preschool through grade 3); the elementary grades (grades 1 through 6 or 8); the middle grades (grades 5 through 8); a secondary-education subject area (usually grades 7 through 12); or a special subject, such as reading or music (usually grades kindergarten through 12).
    Job Outlook Employment of middle school teachers is projected to grow 11 percent before 2016, with particularly good prospects for teachers in high-demand fields like math, science, and bilingual education, or in less desirable urban or rural school districts.
    High School Teacher
    By: BLS.gov
    Job Description High school or secondary school teachers help students delve more deeply into subjects introduced in middle school. They specialize in a specific subject, such as English, Spanish, mathematics, history, or biology, and also can teach subjects that are career oriented. Vocational education teachers (also referred to as career and technical or career-technology teachers) instruct and train students to work in a wide variety of fields, such as healthcare, business, auto repair, communications, and technology. They often teach courses targeting the industries of area employers, who may provide input into the curriculum and offer internships to students.
    Median Annual Salary (2006-2007) $51,150
    Educational Requirements All 50 states and the District of Columbia require public school teachers to be licensed through the state board of education, though specific requirements vary. Licensing is not required for private school teachers in most states. Different licenses cover the early childhood grades (usually preschool through grade 3); the elementary grades (grades 1 through 6 or 8); the middle grades (grades 5 through 8); a secondary-education subject area (usually grades 7 through 12); or a special subject, such as reading or music (usually grades kindergarten through 12).
    Job Outlook Employment of high school teachers is projected to grow 6 percent before 2016, with particularly good prospects for teachers in high-demand fields like math, science, and bilingual education, or in less desirable urban or rural school districts.
    ESL/ELL Teacher
    Job Description:
    ESL stands for English as a Second Language. ELL stands for English Language Learners. These two labels and even the term bilingual education are used in schools to recruit and hire teachers specifically for teaching students whose first language is not English. The number of non-English-speaking students in the U.S. continues to grow every year, creating demand for bilingual teachers and for those who teach Eng

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