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Career Details :: Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
Teach pupils in public or private schools at the elementary level basic academic, social, and other formative skills.
A minimum of two to four years 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.
Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
- Lectures, demonstrates, and uses audiovisual aids and computers to present academic, social, and motor-skill subject matter to class.
- Prepares course objectives and outline for course of study, following curriculum guidelines or requirements of state and school.
- Assigns lessons, corrects papers, and hears oral presentations.
- Evaluates student performance and discusses pupil academic and behavioral attitudes and achievements with parents.
- Teaches rules of conduct and maintains discipline and suitable learning environment in classroom and on playground.
- Prepares bulletin boards.
- Coordinates class field trips.
- Attends staff meetings, serves on committees, and attends workshops or in-service training activities.
- Teaches combined grade classes.
- Supervises outdoor and indoor play activities.
- Counsels pupils when adjustment and academic problems arise.
- Keeps attendance and grade records and prepares reports as required by school.
- Prepares, administers, and corrects tests and records results.
- Teaches subjects, such as math, science, or social studies.
- Instructional Coordinators
- Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
- Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
- Recreation Workers
- Teacher Assistants
General Work Activities
- Establishing & Maintaining Relationships
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
- Teaching Others
- Updating & Using Job-Relevant Knowledge
- Thinking Creatively
Frequent Work Context
- Job-Required Social Interaction
- Importance of Being Sure All Is Done
- Objective or Subjective Information
- Provide a Service to Others